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

Ennes Arcade and Hotel Valencia 1926

 
 
Ennes Arcade and Hotel Valencia 1926 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 20, 2011
1. Ennes Arcade and Hotel Valencia 1926 Marker
Inscription. This building was built in 1926 by Stanton and Elizabeth E. Ennes during the development of the City of Venice by the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers according to the 1925 Comprehensive Plan drafted by city planner John Nolen. This Mediterranean Revival Style building is representative of the commercial structure of the time.

The building originally housed, the Turner Company (a clothing store), Arcade Barber Shop, Florida Power & Light Company, G.B. Prime Hardware Company, Post Office, news stand for the Venice News and the Hotel Valencia, renamed in 1938 the El Patio Hotel. Purchased in 1948 by the W.L. Miles family, the El Patio Hotel is the only remaining in-town hotel of those built in the mid 1920s and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected 2000 by Venice Area Historical Society.
 
Location. 27° 5.987′ N, 82° 26.797′ W. Marker is in Venice, Florida, in Sarasota County. Marker is on West Venice Avenue east of Nassau Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. This historical marker is affixed to the outside wall of the building, which is located in the middle of the downtown business district, across the street from the downtown public park / public
Ennes Arcade and Hotel Valencia 1926 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 20, 2011
2. Ennes Arcade and Hotel Valencia 1926 Marker
View of the historical marker affixed to the outside wall of the featured building.
parking area that once was the parade grounds for the Kentucky Military Institute. Marker is in this post office area: Venice FL 34285, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kentucky Military Institute (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Johnson-Schoolcraft Building 1926 (about 400 feet away); Venice (about 400 feet away); San Marco Hotel (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Kentucky Military Institute (about 400 feet away); The Hotel Venice (about 500 feet away); Eagle Point Bell (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lord - Higel House Restoration Project (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Venice.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Ennes Arcade and Hotel Valencia 1926 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 20, 2011
3. Ennes Arcade and Hotel Valencia 1926 Marker
View of the historical marker affixed to the outside wall of the featured building, just to the left of the palm tree and of the left pillar. Note the sign for the "Historic El Patio Hotel" above the barber's pole.
Ennes Arcade and Hotel Valencia 1926 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 20, 2011
4. Ennes Arcade and Hotel Valencia 1926 Marker
Distant view of the historical marker, from across the street. The historical marker is affixed to the outside wall of the featured building, just to the right of the crosswalk, and just to the left of the right palm tree.
Ennes Arcade and Hotel Valencia image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 20, 2011
5. Ennes Arcade and Hotel Valencia
View of the featured building looking southwest from across the street.
Ennes Arcade and Hotel Valencia image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 20, 2011
6. Ennes Arcade and Hotel Valencia
View of the featured building looking east along Venice Avenue.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 18, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 430 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 18, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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