|Gillespie's home on Morrill Street called "Roseburn"|
|Gillespie's DeSoto Hotel 1887|
Owen Burns arrived in Sarasota in 1910 from Chicago and immediately saw the potential to transform a small fishing and agricultural community into a desirable destination for vacationing snowbirds and permanent residents. His development projects, particularly during the roaring 1920s, included some of Sarasota's most significant landmarks. The City of Sarasota proclaimed November 8 - 14, 2010, "Owen Burns Week".
|Burns Court construction|
|431 Burns Lane|
|Owen Burns's El Vernona Hotel 1926|
|El Vernona Hotel Dining Room|
|Construction of Ringling Causeway 1925|