C.B Wilson House

On Saturday, November 13, 2010, the Wilson Family Home was officially opened in Urfer Family Park, near the corner of Bee Ridge Road and Honore Avenue in Sarasota. A large crowd came out for all the festivities and to see the historic home that was moved to this location in 2004.

Sarasota County Commissioners and other notables praised the efforts of the many groups that contributed time, money, and sweat to the extensive rehabilitation of the 1906 house that was occupied by Dr. C.B. Wilson and his family.

For the financial support the Alliance provided in the move of the house, our President, Debra Flynt-Garrett (pictured above at the right) receives a plaque from Lorrie Muldowney, Historic Preservationist at the Sarasota County History Center.

A short history video of Dr. C.B. Wilson was prepared for the event that shows him in his REO automobile – the first car in Sarasota. The actual move of the house and other interesting facets of this dedicated doctor are highlighted.

Visit Sarasota History Alive! to see more videos.

Jack West architect - 60 years of design

Architect Jack West was very influential in Sarasota's architecture during his time here with various partners from 1949 until his death in 2009. In honor of his incredible contributions to our culture, the Alliance participated with Sarasota County and the Friends of the Sarasota County History Center to produce an exhibit of his projects.

Curated by architect and author Joe King, the exhibit was on display in 2011 in the historic Chidsey Library Building. The exhibit, open to the public, featured more than seventy architectural and urban planning projects and included designs for educational facilities, custom residences, civic and cultural buildings, recreational facilities, hotels, condominiums, and more. Although focused on the Sarasota region, the exhibit also showcased projects and competitions as far reaching as Paris and Egypt.

Tour Venice Architecture

The Sarasota Alliance for Historic Preservation provided $15,000 in funding to help produce a customized tour guide (Tour Venice Architecture) to facilitate and promote a walking/driving tour of significant historical and architectural buildings in Osprey, Nokomis, and Venice.


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Sarasota, Florida 34230
(800) 753-6061



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