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.

Monday, September 27, 2010

El Vernona Hotel Opened in 1926

Owen Burns built the El Vernona Hotel in Sarasota, Florida that Dwight James Baum designed. It opened with a grand ball December 31, 1926. The hotel was later sold to John Ringling and renamed the John Ringling Hotel.


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