SAHP Officers

President, Lorrie Muldowney



Vice President/Treasurer, Michael Ayers


Recording Secretary, Larry A. Kelleher

I am native to Sarasota, Florida, and fondly refer to myself as a “Sota-Cracker.” After graduating University of Florida, I moved out of state and made my home at first in New Orleans, then later in Houston, Texas. After having enough of not living next the Gulf of Mexico, I returned in 1980 to see Sarasota destroying most of the historic landmarks that I had taken for granted.

I worked in health-care for 25+ years, and as a Food Service Director, had a great deal of experience with the elderly. All too many of them passed away without their story or legacy being told, which prompted me to start a website (, devoted to telling Sarasota’s interesting and colorful history.

This segued into a popular weekly newsletter, which includes historic buildings, historical markers, stories, photos, vintage postcards, videos - and much more to encourage tourism and education about our remaining assets.


Corresponding Secretary, Ruthmary Williams


SAHP Directors


Dave Baber


Amy Barnes

Ex-pat Amy Barnes has lived and worked in Florence, Italy, operating principally in the sectors of travel and documentary film-making for the last 30 years. She has served as production/location manager for projects sponsored by the BBC, the Discovery Channel, the Learning Channel, the History Channel, National Geographic, PBS, and Biography. In the travel sector, she has specialized in luxury hiking tours, and has acquired over twenty years' experience in designing and managing itineraries in Italy for Wilderness Travel of Berkeley.  Additionally she has created Italian theme tours regarding garden history, photography, wine, cooking, and family/friend reunions. She is presently based in Sarasota, Fl.


Richard Hershner

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Martha Horton

I am a retired landscape architect. I have lived in the Sarasota area since 1973. I was drawn to historic preservation trying to save Mayor Gillespie’s house on Morrill Street in the 1980s. So it was a special pleasure recently to create a historic landscape for the relocated Wilson House at Urfer Family Park. (The Wilson House was originally a block away from the Gillespie house.)

I served on the Alliance Board for six years during the fight to save the John Ringling Towers, and came back on the board in 2005. We should be good stewards of the land, including historic structures.


Robin Thomas


Linda Stevenson

Linda D. Stevenson, Phd, RA, LEED - AP is the founding principal of Stevenson Architects, Inc. (1991) and a Florida registered architect with extensive experience in the field of historic preservation, and sustainable design. Recognizing the important role for historic buildings within the sustainability movement, she is a LEED Accredited Professional. She is an adjunct faculty member of the Historic Preservation program at the University of Florida, where she also serves as Co-director for the Preservation Institute Nantucket, the longest continuously operating field school for historic preservation in the United States.

   Ginger Sutton
Joyce Waterbury

SAHP Ex-Officio Officers

Ex-Officio Director, Dorothea "Dee" Calvert
 Ex-Officio Director, Jesse White

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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

TOURS & Events

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.



Benefits of membership include participation 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 above in the Contact Us section.

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