Historical Homes Tour, Sarasota

Historical Homes Tour (Self Guided), Sarasota

Sarasota's Downtown features not only new modern attractions, but also historical sites that have been preserved for the benefit of Florida's cultural heritage. Their style ranges from Mediterranean Revival and Prairie School architecture to Classical Revival and Transitional Queen Anne. Be sure to take the following tour and see the great design and architecture these sites have to offer.
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Guide Name: Historical Homes Tour
Guide Location: USA » Sarasota (See other walking tours in Sarasota)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 Km or 2 Miles
Author: brian
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Dr. Walter Kennedy House
  • F. A. DeCanizares Residence
  • Burns Realty Company - Karl Bickel House
  • Dr. Joseph Halton House
  • Leonard Reid House
Dr. Walter Kennedy House

1) Dr. Walter Kennedy House

Dr. Walter Kennedy was a famous local optometrist. His house was built in 1926 in the Mediterranean Revival style which was designed by James Baum. The house has a separate servant's residence as well as a separate garage. Added to the National Register in 1994, this is a famous place commonly visited by tourists.
F. A. DeCanizares Residence

2) F. A. DeCanizares Residence

The F. A. De Canizares Residence started as a wooden structure. Later on, in 1925, it was moved to 1215 North Palm Avenue and was redesigned by Thomas Reed Martin. It features a Mediterranean Revival style.
Burns Realty Company - Karl Bickel House

3) Burns Realty Company - Karl Bickel House

The Karl Bickel House was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1987. It is in the Mediterranean Revival style, has a main center piece with two levels and two one-level wings. Initially it was owned by a real estate company, but later on it was changed into a household.
Dr. Joseph Halton House

4) Dr. Joseph Halton House

Dr. Joseph Halton House is located on Coconut Avenue and was built in 1910 by Joseph S. Maus. It boasts a Transitional Queen Anne style with two floors and an artificial stone front. It is a good example of the earliest houses to make heavy use of artificial stone.
Leonard Reid House

5) Leonard Reid House

Added to the National Register in 2002, Leonard Reid House is located on 1435 7th Street in Sarasota. The house features one level and is in the Prairie School design.

Walking Tours in Sarasota, Florida

Create Your Own Walk in Sarasota

Create Your Own Walk in Sarasota

Creating your own self-guided walk in Sarasota is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Sarasota Historical Buildings Tour

Sarasota Historical Buildings Tour

Most of the historic buildings in Sarasota are located in the Downtown area. They are in the Mediterranean revival style with similar design. Some of them have been designed by the famous local architect Thomas Reed Martin who has had a huge impact on architecture and style. In the following tour you'll get to see some of the first constructions in Sarasota and their initial functions.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 Km or 1.9 Miles
Sarasota Downtown Walking Tour

Sarasota Downtown Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 Km or 2.2 Miles

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