20 09, 2019

Complete Top 5 Old Buildings Lists

By |2019-09-20T20:52:06+00:00September 20th, 2019|Blog|

In celebration of old buildings in Sarasota that are still in use, we decided to each curate a top five list. Although, it was difficult to narrow it down to just five,  we hope that you enjoy our final selections, complete with blog posts and our own fan art!    Andrea's Top 5 Mimi's Top 5 5 Binz Warehouse 4 Sarasota Times Building 3 Sarasota High School [...]

20 09, 2019

Lovably Local Podcast (Episode 7): Pen Pals with the Past

By |2019-09-20T11:49:10+00:00September 20th, 2019|Podcast|

Lovably Local Podcast Episode 7 Pen Pals with the Past: Writing Your History with Dr. Jennifer Wells The Lovably Local Podcast is produced by Compass Rose History Experiences. Hosts Mimi Cirbusova and Andrea Knies have conversations about the importance of local history in a way that is relevant to the listener - wherever they may be. Music: Oh! By Jingo! by All -Star Trio

16 09, 2019

Mimi’s Number One: Sarasota Opera House

By |2019-09-16T11:29:43+00:00September 16th, 2019|Blog|

Well dear friends, here it is. My number one most favorite building still being used as a building. Researching, writing, and assembling these posts has been a lovely reminder of how many historic buildings are still around (if you're willing to pay attention), and it was tricky to narrow the list down and then prioritize. But I think this particular building will always hold a special place [...]

16 09, 2019

Andrea’s Number One: The Sarasota Terrace Hotel

By |2019-09-16T11:29:16+00:00September 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Sarasota Terrace Hotel 101 S Washington Blvd Built 1925/1926 Architects: Francis Palmer Smith and Robert Smith Pringle 1925 drawing of the Sarasota Terrace Hotel from Pringle and Smith. From "The Architecture of Francis Palmer Smith, Atlanta's Scholar-architect" By Robert Michael Craig Charles Ringling was dedicated to developing an economic infrastructure for his beloved Sarasota. He opened a bank, donated the land for the courthouse, and [...]

12 09, 2019

Lovably Local Podcast (Episode 6): For the Love of History

By |2019-09-12T14:15:51+00:00September 12th, 2019|Podcast|

Lovably Local Podcast Episode 6 For the Love of History with author and speaker Peter Kageyama The Lovably Local Podcast is produced by Compass Rose History Experiences. Hosts Mimi Cirbusova and Andrea Knies have conversations about the importance of local history in a way that is relevant to the listener -  wherever they may be. Peter Kageyama's Website  Music: Oh! By Jingo! by All -Star Trio

9 09, 2019

Andrea’s Number Two: S.H. Kress Store

By |2019-09-09T12:10:01+00:00September 9th, 2019|Blog|

S. H. Kress & Co. 5-10-25 Cent Store 1442 Main Street Architect: Edward F. Sibbert Builder: G.A Miller Built: 1932 Samuel Henry Kress opened his first "stationery and notions" store in Pennsylvania in 1887. By 1896 this had turned into a chain of S. H. Kress & Co. 5-10-25 Cent Stores (yes, 25 cents too!). I am a big fan of five and dime history and could [...]

9 09, 2019

Mimi’s Number 2: Municipal Auditorium

By |2019-09-09T12:09:14+00:00September 9th, 2019|Blog|

There are certain buildings in Sarasota that would truly devastate me forever to see gone. This is one of them. The Municipal Auditorium is likely a building that you've driven past hundreds, if not thousands, of times before if you live in Sarasota. Maybe you've been inside for a special event, like a wedding, fundraiser, or (my annual favorite) Atomic Holiday Bazaar. This half-barrel building on the [...]

5 09, 2019

Lovably Local Podcast (Episode 5): Here Lies Our Next Episode

By |2019-09-05T17:05:45+00:00September 5th, 2019|Podcast|

  Lovably Local Podcast Episode 5 Here Lies Our Next Episode: Historic Cemeteries as Outdoor Museums with local historian Phaedra Carter. The Lovably Local Podcast is produced by Compass Rose History Experiences. Hosts Mimi Cirbusova and Andrea Knies have conversations about the importance of local history in a way that is relevant to the listener -  wherever they may be. Music: Oh! By Jingo! by All -Star Trio   [...]

2 09, 2019

Andrea’s Number Three: Sarasota High School

By |2019-09-02T14:25:42+00:00September 2nd, 2019|Blog|

#3 Sarasota High School 891 S Tamiami Trail Built: 1927 Architect: M. Leo Elliott I love learning, I love academia, and I love Collegiate Gothic Architecture - although I didn’t know that’s what it was called until I began researching Sarasota High School. Postcard of 1927 Sarasota High School. Image courtesy of Florida Memory. Sarasota was booming during the early 1920s which meant that the [...]