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EDWARDS-THEATRE
May 2013

Vintage Sarasota: Edwards Theatre

This week: The historical Edwards Theatre–currently the Sarasota Opera House–in 1926.

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Copy-of-Municipal-Auditorium
May 2013

Vintage Sarasota: Municipal Auditorium

This week: An aerial view of the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, circa 1930.

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May 2013

Vintage Sarasota: Sara de Soto Pageant

This week: Gathering for the Sara de Soto pageant in downtown Sarasota.

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April 2013

Vintage Sarasota: Entrance to the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

Entrance to the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus (1927-1960). Regarded as Florida’s number 1 tourist attraction prior to Disney, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is billed as “the greatest show on Earth!” Originally, the Ringling brothers, Phineas Taylor Barnum, and James Anthony Bailey ran their own individual circus shows. Following the […]

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April 2013

Vintage Sarasota: Lower Main Street

Lower Main Street (ca 1953). This image shows Main Street in Downtown Sarasota. The building in the back center is City Hall, while the Five Points streetlight is pictured in the foreground. Also featured in the photograph is the Orange Blossom Hotel (left), one of the three earliest skyscrapers in Sarasota. – Chelsey Lucas Photo courtesy […]

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New-Pass-refreshment-stand-1935a
November 2012

Vintage Sarasota: New Pass Refreshment Stand, 1935

Check out these Sarasotans enjoying a Coca-Cola at New Pass refreshment stand in1935. It’s all smiles and soda in beachy Sarasota! Photo courtesy of Sarasota County History Center

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