CITY OF SARASOTA HISTORIC PRESERVATION, PLANNING, AND DEVELOPMENT

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HISTORIC PRESERVATION BOARD SUMMARY
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The Historic Preservation Board was established for the purposes of recommending the designation of historically significant structures and archaeologically significant sites to the City Commission. The board also can recommend the designation of historically significant districts, approve applications for moving permits, and review recommendations for local properties being referred to the National Register of Historic Places. The board consists of 7 members who have …

CITY OF VENICE HISTORIC PRESERVATION BOARD

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The City of Venice Historic Preservation Board recommends the designation of historic districts, identifies and recommends designation of historic landmarks and archaeologically significant sites, identifies and nominates eligible properties to the National Register of Historic Places and assists Planning Commission in administration of the historic preservation element in the city’s comprehensive plan. The commission is instrumental in furthering the public’s awareness of the city’s history. Members must be residents of the city, …

ENGLEWOOD MUSEUM

In 1909 Jesse “Pat” Lampp married Edith Mae Anger, a daughter of another early Englewood family. They had four children at the Perry Street house: Lottie Alma (1909–2009), Jesse Alston “Buster” (1911-1999), Doris Mae (1916–2009) and Earl Clinton (1918–1947).

The Englewood Museum at the Lampp House is open October – May,
Wednesdays and Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Call 941-475- 2696 for
summer hours.) Visit englewoodmuseum.org for more information.…

FRIENDS OF ENGLEWOOD ARCHIVES

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Built in 2013 as part of the renovation of the Englewood Branch of the Charlotte County Library, the Archives for Englewood, Florida area is located at 3450 North Access Road in Englewood as part of Tringali Park complex. This special addition to the library was specifically built to house the archives and preserve documents, photographs, collections, etc. for future generations. The greater Englewood, Florida area community will use the Englewood Archives as …

FRIENDS OF LITTLE SALT SPRING

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The Friends of Little Salt Spring Inc. recognize the cultural and natural significance of Little Salt Spring and see the outstanding potential of the site and the surrounding area. Little Salt Spring Archaeological and Ecological Preserve is a 112-acre parcel of land located in south Sarasota County in the City of North Port. The site contains a 260-foot wide by 250-foot deep sinkhole where evidence of Florida’s earliest inhabitants has been found …

FRIENDS OF SARASOTA COUNTY HISTORY CENTER

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Formed in 2005 in order to develop and promote historical exhibits and educational programs, the Friends of the Sarasota County History Center (FOSCHC) is a 501c3 non-profit organization aligned with Sarasota County Historical Resources, located at 6062 Porter Way in Sarasota, and supports their efforts to obtain, assemble, and preserve Sarasota County historical artifacts. As a non-profit organization, we are solely dependent upon donations and grants. We do not receive funding from …

HISTORIC SPANISH POINT

 

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Historic Spanish Point is a 33 acre archaeological, historical, and environmental museum park located on Little Sarasota Bay. It is open to the public daily, and interprets 5,000 years of human habitation, including prehistoric shell mounds, a burial mound, a pioneer homestead, and gardens of turn of the 20th century socialite and real estate developer, Mrs. Potter Palmer. The museum also features one of the largest butterfly and native plant gardens …

HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF SARASOTA COUNTY

 

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The Mission of the Historical Society of Sarasota County is to foster public awareness of the rich historical heritage of Sarasota County and the state of Florida, encourage inquiry and research into this history, promote collection and preservation of memorabilia, develop a broader appreciation of its historical communities, and protect its historic sites and structures. Membership in The Historical Society of Sarasota County is open to any person interested in the …

LEMON BAY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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The Society grew out of a Pioneer Days Celebration on September 4, 1983 honoring Englewood’s first newspaper editor, Josephine Cortes, author of History of Englewood and Pioneer Days founder. In May, 1984 an organizational meeting was held, and by the next Pioneer Days celebration on September 2, 1984, the Society had organized a mullet roast for 150 people! The mullet was freshly caught by members of the Platt family and Bill Davis …

SARA DE SOTO CHAPTER DAR

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The timeless mission of the DAR is to promote historic preservation, education, and patriotism. This provides an incredibly wide range of opportunities for women of all ages to serve the Sarasota community and the nation. Committees include Conservation, Literacy, American History, Women’s Issues, Veterans Affairs to name just a few. The Sara Desoto Chapter is an active, involved group, with many events, activities and functions. We encourage our members to be good …

SARASOTA ALLIANCE FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION


The Sarasota Alliance for Historic Preservation, Inc., a non-profit, publicly-supported 501(c)(3) organization’s mission is to “preserve and enhance our historic places.” It was incorporated in 1985 to save architect Dwight Baum’s El Vernona Hotel, built in 1925 by owner Owen Burns, and which by the 1980s was known as the John Ringling Towers. The highly publicized effort to save the towers during the late 1990s raised the community’s consciousness and the ire of those interested …

SARASOTA COUNTY HISTORIC PRESERVATION BOARD

The Sarasota County Historic Preservation Board is comprised of practicing or retired professionals in the fields of anthropology, real estate, history, conservation, architecture, historic preservation, land use planning, landscape architecture, general contracting and/or professional engineering with a demonstrated interest in historic preservation. The board is advisory to the Sarasota Board of County Commissioners. The board reviews applications for historic designations and issues Certificates of Appropriateness for changes to historically designated resources.

Purpose: Assist in …

SARASOTA COUNTY HISTORICAL COMMISSION

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In 1958, the Sarasota Board of Commissioners established the Sarasota Historical Commission. The commission is an advisory board of fifteen volunteers with a demonstrated interest in local history. Their official activities include marking significant sites within the county with an official Sarasota County Historical Marker and the acceptance of grants and donations.

Purpose: Advise the County Commission regarding the acceptance of grants and donations; the marking of historic sites with County historical …

SARASOTA COUNTY HISTORICAL RESOURCES

Historical Resources collects information and artifacts related to the history of the county from prehistoric times to the present. These collections are stored in the center’s archives, where they are made available for public research.

The Historical Resources Library is a comprehensive research center that contains:
  • Non-circulating collection
  • Volumes on archaeology, architectural history archives management, and historic preservation.
  • Publications written by local authors.

No appointment is required to view original papers, vintage photographs, newspaper clippings, …

SUNCOAST CHAPTER NATIONAL RAILWAY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

 

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This group’s mission includes; preserving railroad history and promoting interest in all forms of rail transportation, exchanging information about rail transportation past, present and future, and contributing to preservation of rail-related artifacts. They produce a bimonthly chapter newsletter called “Flyer” and members receive the NRHS publication “The National Railway Bulletin”. Fans of railway history or train engineering will enjoy membership.

The Suncoast chapter was organized in 1989. There are presently more …

TIME SIFTERS ARCHAEOLOGY SOCIETY

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Time Sifters is a non-profit association of over 100 professional and amateur archaeologists and interested citizens, dedicated to discovering and preserving our archaeological heritage. Since its inception in 1986, the society has assisted trained archaeologists in major Calusa Indian digs, participated in creating the unique ‘Window to the Past’ exhibit at Historic Spanish Point, sponsored and/or participated in outreach programs “Trail of the Lost Tribes” and “Looking for Angola”, and provided significant …

VENICE AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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The Venice Area Historical Society (VAHS) was founded in 1991 as the Venice Historic Preservation League, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, in order to celebrate and preserve the history of Venice, Florida and surrounding areas.  The service area of the Society is South Sarasota County, Florida, including Venice, South Venice, Nokomis, Laurel, and Osprey.  VAHS’s mission is to promote a public awareness and understanding of the historic heritage of Florida, Sarasota County, and …

VENICE HERITAGE INC

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Venice Heritage Inc. (VHI) is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the Venice area’s rich cultural heritage, including the surrounding communities of Osprey, Laurel, and Nokomis. As an advocate for historic preservation, VHI educates the public about the area’s history and provides financial and logistical support to the city-owned Venice Museum & Archives. A primary focus of VHI is to maintain and support the City of Venice’s Museum & Archives (VMA). The museum

VENICE MUSEUM & ARCHIVES

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The mission of the Venice Museum & Archives (VMA) is to collect and preserve historical and archaeological material relating to Venice and the communities of Nokomis, Laurel and Osprey, whose histories have all been interwoven from 1867 to the present time. The City of Venice (COV) is the parent organization of the VMA. Museum staff are COV employees under the Department of Historical Resources. The Venice City Council is the governing authority …

WMS/LSS ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY

 

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The Warm Mineral Springs-Little Salt Spring Archaeological Society is a chapter of the Florida Anthropological Society and represents Sarasota County and Charlotte County. The WMS/LSS Archaeological Society is a group of local citizens interested in the cultural heritage and history of our state, country, and world. Our focus is on education and historic preservation and we support professional research. We provide analysis workshops; field trips to museums, archaeological sites tours, etc. Members are informed …