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.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Gillespie Fountain at Main Street and Palm Avenue

This photo of downtown Sarasota, Florida in 1901 shows the northeast view of the intersection of Main Street and Palm Avenue. The fountain was presented to the town by Colonel John Hamilton Gillespie. Cows and other farm animals roamed freely in the streets and obviously enjoyed refreshing water breaks. The building in the background was The Inn and later became the Bay Villa.

Photo courtesy of the Sarasota County History Center.


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