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Archive: Aug 2018

What was Overtown? What is The Rosemary District?

Sarasota’s Rosemary District In the early 1890s several African American families settled in an area that was called Overtown and today is known as The Rosemary District. The district dates back to 1885 and is located between Tenth Street to Fruitville Road (North to South) and North Tamiami Trail to Orange Street (West to East)….

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August 27, 2018

1920’s Food Delights!

As Sarasota was developing during the early 1900’s, so were some favorite foods. The most popular foods were Deviled Eggs, Pineapple Upside Down Cake, Jell-O Salad Molds, Johnny Cakes (a flat cornmeal cake), Tomato Soup Cake, and Ambrosia Fruit Salad, just to name a few. Ambrosia was known as the food of the Greek Gods…

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August 20, 2018

It’s all about Owen!

  Owen Burns and the Burns Court Historic District Named by the prominent developer and builder, Owen Burns, Burns Court is located off South Pineapple Avenue.  It was constructed 1924/1925 and the winter cottages there were for wealthy northerners to escape the brutal winters.  Owen who was an avid fisherman, often visited Sarasota from Maryland to…

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August 9, 2018