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Palmetto in Manatee County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)

Tresca Home

Tresca Home Marker Side 1 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, May 11, 2022
1. Tresca Home Marker Side 1
Side 1
The Tresca home was established in 1946 at this location by Major Wm. Warren and Annie H. Tresca. They met in Oklahoma where Warren was recovering from serious injuries suffered while serving in France during WWII and Annie was serving in the Red Cross. They married on March 23, 1946 and Warren brought his bride to Palmetto. Many additions were made over the years to transform this home from a tiny two bedroom house with no bathroom to what you see today.

Warren was born in Key West on Dec. 28, 1911 but was raised in Palmetto. Died April 3, 1988. His grandfather, Captain Frederick Tresca, arrived here from France in 1842 and married Louisa Wyatt Ware in 1853. He transported some of the pioneer families to this area in his Sloop, The Lady Margaret Ann.
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Side 2
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He was locally infamous for orchestrating Judah P. Benjamin's escape from Union forces hot on his trail. Warren's father, William B. Tresca, was a prominent Methodist Circuit Preacher and builder of some of the original Methodist churches in Florida including Sarasota.

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was a community leader, Mayor of Palmetto 1948-1956. Palmetto flourished during his tenure with building of Manatee County Fairgrounds and Ag. Center, Municipal Pier, Civic Center and new Fire Station. Founder Tresca and Moore Insurance. Trustee and Director of multiple organizations in Manatee County. Fishing the local waterways was his great love.

Annie was devoted to her family. She never hesitated to counsel neighborhood youth on their behavior and possible career paths. Born Feb. 1, 1917 in South Dakota. Died July 7, 2014 in this house.
Erected by The Descendants of Warren Tresca and the Palmetto Historical Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1946.
Location. 27° 30.981′ N, 82° 35.042′ W. Marker is in Palmetto, Florida, in Manatee County. Marker is at the intersection of 6th Street West and 16th Avenue West, on the left when traveling west on 6th Street West. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1601 6th Street West, Palmetto FL 34221, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Palmetto Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Palmetto Baptist Church / Dr. M.B. Harrison (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Plymouth (approx. half a mile away); Sugar Kettle
Tresca Home Marker Side 2 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, May 11, 2022
2. Tresca Home Marker Side 2
(approx. half a mile away); The Schoolhouse (approx. half a mile away); The Cottage Museum (approx. half a mile away); J.A. Lamb House (approx. half a mile away); The Great Chime Bell (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Palmetto.
Tresca Home and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, May 11, 2022
3. Tresca Home and Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on June 20, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 20, 2022, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 244 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 20, 2022, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.

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Apr. 25, 2024