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 icredible 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.

The exhibit is open to the public at the History Center Museum, within the Sarasota County Visitor Information Center, 701 North Tamiami Trail. The exhibit, which was curated by architect and author Joe King, features more than seventy architectural and urban planning projects.The AIA exhibit includes designs for educational facilities, custom residences, civic and cultural buildings, recreational facilities, hotels, condominiums and more. Although focused in the Sarasota region the exhibit also showcases 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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PO Box. 1754 - Sarasota, FL 34230 (941) 953-8727
An affiliate of the Sarasota History Alive! Network


Sarasota Alliance for Historic Preservation,Inc.
Post Office Box 1754
Sarasota, Florida 34230
(941) 953-8727


Benefits of membership include participaton in historic homes tours, walking tours, rehabilitation projects, workshops, seminars and much more. Please join us by completing this form and sending it to the address below in the Contact Us section.

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TOURS & Events

Frank Lloyd Wright Bus Tour - November 9, 2014 - Please join us on this exciting bus tour to see Frank Lloyd Wright's remarkable architecture in Lakeland , Florida. The bus leaves at 8:30 a.m., and returns at 4:00 p.m. Lunch is included in the price.

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We offer three different tour options every year. Our Annual Bus Tour takes you on professionally guided tour past significant homes, buildings and structures with an architectural theme that changes annually. Our Annual Homes Tour changes location every year and offers remarkable homes for you to visit, explore, learn about their history, and appreciate how people do an outstanding job of preservation.

Preservation Opportunities consists of homes or buildings chosen to highlight the risk of them being demolished. You will hear professional preservationists and architects present the history of the structure and offer ways to save it from the wrecking ball. Refreshments are served and it affords you an excellent opportunity to get involved with preservation.



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