Sarasota History Alive 16th Edition

By | January 25, 2012

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This week we explore a Mediterranean Revival structure designed by architect Dwight James Baum as the Broadway or El Vernona Apartments. It became part of the Broadway Complex that Owen Burns developed in 1926. Today it is know as the Belle Haven. The complex consisted of the El Vernona Hotel (later John Ringling Hotel, the Broadway Apartments, the Sarasota Times Building, and Owen Burns Realty Office (later Karl Bickel’s home). Now only two of the four buildings are left, but they are still magnificent.

Courtesy of Sarasota History Alive!

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