The purpose of the Revolving Fund is to make loans to assist in the acquisition, relocation, or rehabilitation of historically-significant structures throughout Sarasota County and return monies to the fund for future projects.

Often times, local developers provide funds to assist in relocations, and by doing so, garner good will in the community and/or tax benefits. For example, in September, 2008, the Alliance received a donation of $20,000 to its Revolving Fund. This donation was the result of the enforcement of the mandates outlined in the Sarasota County Historic Preservation Ordinances, which state, "...that a contributing structure to an historic district may be demolished if the Historic Preservation Board finds the measures required to avoid, minimize, or mitigate the adverse effect to the historic resource..." In this case, a structure in Nokomis was demolished, and a mitigation measure was negotiated by the Sarasota County History Center.

If you would like to be added to the list of prospective Historic Homes Recipients, please email us at, and request an application form.  You never know when your dream home will become available.

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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
(800) 753-6061



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