Sarasota in Sarasota County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Cedar Point/Sunset Park - Cedar Point/Golden Gate Point
Cedar Point/Sunset Park
Cedar Point, a hook of land on Sarasota Bay, was platted in 1899 and recorded as an addition to the Town of Sarasota in 1900. Split into north and south sections by North Gulf Stream Avenue, Cedar Point was home to Sarasota’s first jail, constructed in 1903, and the Gotzago fish house, which specialized in exporting sundried roe to Europe. Developer Owen Burns arrived in Sarasota in 1910 and began purchasing large tracts of land, including Cedar Point. In 1912 he began a dredge and fill project to enlarge the north section for new construction and development which included the Sarasota Yacht and Automobile Club, Roberts & Stanton Boatbuilders, and the Adams-Southgate Lumber Company. Cedar Point, a popular spot to enjoy beautiful sunsets, became known as “Sunset Park.” Burns replatted the north area in 1914 as the Sunset Park Subdivision, which became one of Sarasota’s most exclusive residential areas with its own yacht basin. One famous resident was Samuel Gumpertz, theatrical producer, former Rough Rider with the Buffalo Bill Wild West Show, manager of Harry Houdini, general manager of New York’s Coney Island amusement park “Dreamland”, and associate of John Ringling.
Cedar Point/Golden Gate Point
In 1917, John Ringling
Erected 2013 by Sarasota County Historical Commission.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sarasota FL 34236, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sarasota's Bayfront (approx. 0.3 miles away); Landing of the Scots (approx. 0.4 miles away); John D. MacDonald 1916-1986/John D. and the Friday Liars (approx. half a mile away); City of Sarasota (approx. half a mile away); Judah Philip Benjamin (approx. half a mile away); Judah P. Benjamin Monument (approx. half a mile away); Methodist Church (approx. half a mile away); Seaboard Railway Depot (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sarasota.
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