At the end of June, my husband and I took a road trip to assist some elderly family with moving. We planned some stops along the way to eat lunch and stretch our legs. One stop, in particular, piqued my interest before we even left Sarasota: The Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, Virginia. Inside the hotel is a marble-clad restaurant called "Lemaire". I perused the menu, discovering the [...]
Dear, Carrie - Sarasota sure is a different place than it was when you were Postmistress. Today I was dropping off postcards to my local USPS branch, and I was reminded how much we owe to people like you. The USPS is at risk right now, and I am scared we will lose this essential service you worked for 31 years to uphold - never taking a [...]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oet0aBxoTPo In today's era of social media, video conference calls, and texting, it's hard to imagine a time when your only means of communication was in-person or through the mail. Thankfully, Dr. Leffingwell and his son Jack brought the technology of telephones to Manatee County.
https://youtu.be/FkI6QjK792A What's in a name? Bradenton - would this city by any other name be just as sweet? In only 3 minutes, we'll guide you through how this Florida town changed its name three times...which may or may not have been an accident.
https://www.facebook.com/CompassRoseHistory/videos/554936161841839/ We're sharing some great moments in Sarasota history! Discover how this sleepy little fishing village became incorporated into a town, and the most folksy little town seal you've ever seen. Check out the 1902 shirt HERE. Thanks for supporting Compass Rose History Experiences!
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 [...]