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Wilson Family and Home

 
 
Wilson Family and Home Marker Side 1 image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, April 27, 2019
1. Wilson Family and Home Marker Side 1
Inscription.  (Side 1)
The Wilson House is significant as an example of early Sarasota architecture and as the home and medical office of C.B. Wilson.

In 1877, A.M. “Gus” Wilson settled in Miakka, then part of Manatee County. He served the community as postmaster, Indian agent, census enumerator, and state legistator. Gus was a vital participant in the campaign to create Sarasota County and became its first tax assessor. He and his wife Callie had six sons and four daughters. One son, Cullen Bryant (C.B.) became a prominent Sarasota doctor.

In 1907 Dr. Wilson purchased the home located on the southeast corner of Ringling Boulevard and South Orange Avenue from Edgar Ferdon, a local architect. The house was not only the Wilson home, but also Dr. Wilson’s medical office. He and his wife Fannie (the daughter of Sarasota pioneer C.L. Reaves) had two sons who were born in the home. When their first son Clyde H. was born in 1908, the house was a one-and-a-half story structure. Dr. Wilson enlarged the house by the time his second son, Reaves, was born in 1913.
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Wilson Family and Home Marker Side 2 image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, April 27, 2019
2. Wilson Family and Home Marker Side 2
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The first addition to the house was a garage as Dr. Wilson was an avid motorist and the proud owner of Sarasota’s first automobile, a 20-horsepowered REO Roadster. Next he literally “raised the roof” by adding a framed second floor.

Active in the community, C.B. served as president of First Trust Company of Sarasota and as a board member of Sarasota Memorial Hospital from its founding until his death in 1941. Following in his father’s footsteps, Reaves became a doctor. After serving as a surgeon in World War II, he returned to Sarasota and practiced medicine in the Wilson house. Clyde Sr., a legal and civic leader, was part of the group who financially supported the Bayfront Park project that included the Municipal Auditorium. He was a founding member of the Sarasota Jaycees and was active in a variety of legal and historical associations.

Clyde H. Wilson, Jr. was instrumental in saving the Wilson house, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, from demolition. In 2004, he, along with his sister Paula C. Wilson and others, contributed to the relocation of the home to its current site on land formerly owned by the Wilson family.
 
Erected 2010 by Sarasota County Historical Commission.
 
Location. 27° 17.846′ 
Wilson Family and Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, April 27, 2019
3. Wilson Family and Home Marker
N, 82° 27.9′ W. Marker is in Sarasota, Florida, in Sarasota County. Marker can be reached from Honore Avenue 0.1 miles south of Bee Ridge Road (State Road 758), on the right when traveling south. Marker can be found near the parking area next to the house in Urfer Family Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4000 Honore Avenue, Sarasota FL 34233, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Little White Church at Bee Ridge (approx. 1.4 miles away); Bee Ridge Woman's Club (approx. 1.6 miles away); Friendship Baptist Church (approx. 2.1 miles away); Railroad History (approx. 3.4 miles away); The Bobby Jones Legend (approx. 3.6 miles away); Winter Quarters (approx. 4 miles away); First Municipal Airport Lowe Field (approx. 4 miles away); Bispham Dairy (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sarasota.
 
Categories. ArchitectureMan-Made FeaturesScience & Medicine
 
Wilson Family and Home image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, April 27, 2019
4. Wilson Family and Home
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 8, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 30, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 30, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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