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 [...]

Lovably Local Podcast (Episode 2): Save Our Stories

By |2019-08-22T21:08:58+00:00August 15th, 2019|Podcast, Uncategorized|

Lovably Local Podcast Episode 2 Save Our Stories: The Importance of Oral Histories with oral historian Kaylie Stokes 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. Story Roots Music: Oh! By Jingo! by All-Star Trio! Listen [...]

Lovably Local Podcast (Episode 1): You Are Here

By |2019-08-22T21:07:18+00:00August 15th, 2019|Podcast, Uncategorized|

  Lovably Local Podcast Episode 1 You Are Here: How the Streets Got Their Names with Local Historian John McCarthy 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   [...]

The Glass Blowers

By |2019-07-09T02:02:10+00:00May 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|

There's no doubt that Sarasota has changed. Anyone that has lived here in the last 10 years has seen rapid growth and development, and I must say that there are parts of this town that feel like foreign lands compared to how they looked in my childhood. These changes intrigue me because I know that people remarked how different Sarasota was from their own childhoods when I [...]

Jack of All Trades: The Many Careers of “Mr. Sarasota”, A.B. Edwards

By |2019-05-07T14:13:15+00:00May 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|

It's nearing graduation season and my niece is soon to be walking across the stage at Riverview High School, and off to join the ranks of college freshmen this Fall. It's an exciting time, and she's making her final choices on which university she will be attending. This time of year always has me thinking about college majors, and how rarely they intersect with actual long-term career [...]