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 28, 2010

Owen Burns's Pineapple Apartment Building

NEW Event Added: On Sunday November 14, 2010 there will be a second floor apartment tour in the Pineapple Apartment Building, 540 S. Orange Avenue at the intersection of Orange and Pineapple Avenues. It is interesting to note that the intersection park was officially named Owen Burns Square in 2000. See the Event Calendar page for more details.

"On a humorous note, It may have been a daring venture to build that building where twice daily the steam locomotive came by belching black coal smoke into the open windows. And where was the clothesline for the lady of the house to dry the family's clothing?" — Pete Esthus

Pineapple Apartment Building 1960


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