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Venice in Sarasota County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Welcome to Heritage Court / Fred H. Albee, M.D.

 
 
Heritage Court Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 19, 2009
1. Heritage Court Marker
This historical marker is part of the "Heritage Court" complex of markers intended to help explain the origins of the city of Venice, Florida.
Inscription.
Welcome to Heritage Court

Here you will find recorded the origins of this city. On your left is a memorial to Dr. Fred H. Albee who owned the land on which Venice is built, and on your right is a memorial to John Nolen who conceived the original city plan. This tablet is dedicated to the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, which bought the land from Dr. Albee, retained the Nolen staff and built the nucleus of the city in conformance with the Nolen Plan. All this happened many years ago, between 1925 and 1927, and much of what was done in thos early days established the pattern which makes Venice today one of the most beautiful cities in the nation.

Fred H. Albee, M.D.
F.I.C.S., F.A.C.S., Sc.D.


A man of unsual talent
whose foresight, dedication
and determination made
development of this city
possible. His endeavors
during the years 1930-1940
helped to assure its growth
and survival.


 
Location. 27° 5.994′ N, 82° 27.114′ W. Marker is in Venice, Florida, in Sarasota County. Marker is at the intersection of Venice Avenue and Avenue Des Parques, on the left when traveling west on Venice Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Venice FL 34285, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Fred H. Albee, M.D. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 19, 2009
2. Fred H. Albee, M.D. Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pioneer Court (within shouting distance of this marker); Lord - Higel House Restoration Project (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1926 Article From "Venice News" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Venice Apartment District (approx. 0.2 miles away); Venice (approx. mile away); Kentucky Military Institute (approx. mile away); The Hotel Venice (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Calusa and Seminole Peoples (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Venice.
 
More about this marker. This historical marker is located on Venice Avenue, midway (about 0.5 miles) between where Venice Avenue crosses Business US 41 and the Venice Beach, on the Gulf coast. As you travel west on Venice Avenue, once you are beyond the downtown area, the avenue becomes a boulevard all the way to the Venice Beach, with a landscaped traffic island between the east and west lanes. This historic marker is part of the "Heritage Court" group of markers that is situated near the east end of this traffic island.
 
Also see . . .
1. Venice Area Historical Society. This web link is published by the Venice Area Historical Society (Submitted on July 1, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Venice Florida History.
John Nolen Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 19, 2009
3. John Nolen Memorial
This is a side view of the inscription on the raised elevation of the Venice, Florida marker (which shows the original layout of the city). It reads:
In honor of John Nolen and the plan he conceived for the city of Venice, Florida. Authorized by resolution of the City Council April 1976, the 50th Anniversary of the city's founding.
This web link contains excerpts from "Steve Rabow's Guide Sarasota Bradenton Venice," and was used with permission. (Submitted on July 1, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. History Of Venice, Florida. This web link is published by Venice rentalplaces.com (Submitted on July 1, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Fred H. Albee, M.D. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 19, 2009
4. Fred H. Albee, M.D. Marker
Fred H. Albee, M.D. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 19, 2009
5. Fred H. Albee, M.D. Marker
The Fred H. Albee historical marker is part of the "Heritage Court" complex of historical markers that helps to explain the origins of the city of Venice.
John Nolen Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 19, 2009
6. John Nolen Memorial
This historical marker (part of the "Heritage Court" complex of markers) shows a map of the original designed layout for the city of Venice, Florida. Under the relief of John Nolen, it reads:
John Nolen, pioneer in the art of city planning in America, 1869-1937.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 1, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 965 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 1, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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