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
(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.



There are a variety of ways to support the Alliance's mission. One way is through the purchase of books about Sarasota's history. Click here for more information.


The Alliance publishes quarterly newsletters containing up to date information on Alliance activities.Newsletters are mailed to members free of charge.

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