October 24 - 30, 2011

October 24 - 30, 2011
John Hamilton Gillespie Celebration Week

The week-long party
celebrating the Father of Sarasota…and golf was a big success! From O'Leary's Kick-off Party, Jeff LaHurd's New Book, Jacobites Bagpipers, Trolley Tours, Kiwanis Golf Tournament, and Hartman Gallery Photography Exhibition, to the Palm Avenue Street Party, The Macallan VIP Scotch Tasting, Lunch in Rosemary Cemetery, and Walking Tour of the Gillespie Park Neighborhood - every special event was a wonderful way to honor Sarasota's history.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Burns and Baum - 1920's Design Build Team

In 1925 Burns built the El Vernona Hotel, naming it after his wife, Vernona Hill Freeman Burns. He and architect Dwight James Baum designed and built some of Sarasota's most important buildings in the 1920's including Cà d'Zan, the home of John and Mable Ringling.

Owen Burns, left, and architect Dwight James Baum in the courtyard of the Burns Office Building.

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