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San Remo Estates

 
 
San Remo Estates Marker Side 1 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, January 17, 2020
1. San Remo Estates Marker Side 1
Inscription.  Side 1
Sarasota's population was soaring by the early 1920s, the homes were needed to accommodate those moving into the area. The two parcels of land that would become the nucleus of San Remo Estates were originally purchased by business partners Edith Atkinson (the first female judge in Dade County) and John Kerns of Duval County. In October 1923, they purchased the first parcel from Hattie Campbell, Charlie Collins Lanier, and W.C. Lanier and the second parcel from former Sarasota mayor and prominent landowner A.B. Edwards. The 20 plus acres attracted Chicago real estate developer Michael Schiavone who purchased the property, formed the San Remo Improvement Corporation in 1926, and announced plans for a subdivision named San Remo after the exclusive Italian resort. The plans included three fill acres retained by seawalls and the development of residential and business sections with an apartment hotel to be designed by prominent architect Alfred C. Clas. When the Florida Land Boom ended, these ambitious plans were abandoned. The property was sold several times until 1952 when Raymond J. Roy of Roy Construction Company acquired
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it and moved ahead with development.
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Side 2
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Following World War II the city of Sarasota experienced renewed growth; according to the Federal Census, population increased from 18,896 in 1950 to 34,083 in 1960. This growth encouraged residential development, including San Remo Estates. By 1953, Raymond J. Roy had added 30 acres of submerged land to the original 20 plus acres he had acquired in 1952. Once the submerged lands were filled, approximately 50 acres were available for San Remo's development, with Roy Construction Co. serving as developer, sales promoter, and builder. By the 1950s, the ranch-style home had become the predominant choice for detached, single-family residences throughout the country. San Remo Estates followed this national trend. To foster a variety of designs, Roy allowed other builders to build in San Reno. At least one home in the subdivision was designed by Victor Lundy, a prominent architect associated with the Sarasota School of Architecture movement. Many of the original homes have been replaced or modified; however, remnants of ranch-style homes are still visible.
 
Erected 2013 by Sarasota County Historical Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture
San Remo Estates Marker Side 2 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, January 17, 2020
2. San Remo Estates Marker Side 2
Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1923.
 
Location. 27° 18.156′ N, 82° 32.362′ W. Marker is in Sarasota, Florida, in Sarasota County. Marker is at the intersection of Siesta Drive (Florida Route 758) and Tangier Terrace, on the left when traveling west on Siesta Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1564 Siesta Dr, Sarasota FL 34239, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sarasota's First Post Office (approx. 0.7 miles away); De Sota Park / Logan and Currin, Inc. (approx. ¾ mile away); a different marker also named De Sota Park / Logan and Currin, Inc. (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Wallendas (approx. one mile away); Siesta / Harry L. Higel (approx. 1.1 miles away); Bispham Dairy (approx. 1.2 miles away); Avondale (approx. 1½ miles away); South Lido Park (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sarasota.
 
San Remo Estates Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, January 17, 2020
3. San Remo Estates Marker
San Remo Estates House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, January 17, 2020
4. San Remo Estates House
San Remo Estates House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, January 17, 2020
5. San Remo Estates House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 1, 2020, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 182 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 1, 2020, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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