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San Remo Estates Historical Marker

Sarasota County Historical Marker Program

The Historical Marker Program recognizes historic sites, persons, and events that are significant in the areas of archaeology, architecture, traditional culture, and local, regional, state, and national history.

In order to be considered, proposed markers must first meet three requirements:

  • Historical significant sites must be at least fifty years old.
  • Historical events must have occurred at least fifty years ago.
  • Individuals still living cannot be considered for commemoration.

How to Apply for a Marker

The process of applying for a marker begins with completing our Historical Marker Application.

Narrative Requirements

In addition to the required application, the sponsor/proposer is required to produce an historical research narrative supporting the significance of the site, structure, event, or person(s) association with the proposed marker.

  • This narrative should include appropriate footnotes and a bibliography, which must be attached to the application.
  • The bibliography should include a variety of resources (i.e., books, newspaper articles, legal records, interviews, etc.)
  • Copies of primary sources should be included if available.


Once the application is complete, mail (or hand deliver) the original application packet along with five copies of the entire application packet, including attachments to:

Sarasota County Historical Commission Marker Committee

c/o Sarasota County Historical Resources

6062 Porter Way

Sarasota, Florida 34232


The marker committee will review the application and the documentation. If the application is approved, a member of the marker committee will work with the sponsor/proposer to complete the marker project.

This process often takes several months. We thank you for your patience as we continue to promote Sarasota County's history through our Historical Markers.

If you have any questions, please contact Historical Resources at 941-861-5000.

Our Current Markers
  • 337th Army Air Field Base
  • Allegory of Sarasota, It's Seven Virtues
  • Archaeological Court
  • Area Cemetery
  • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Depot
  • Avondale
  • Bay Haven School
  • Beach Segregation
  • Bee Ridge Community
  • Bee Ridge Turpentine Camp
  • Bee Ridge Women's Club
  • Bidwell-Wood House
  • Bird Key [Reverse side - New Edzell Castle]
  • Bispham Dairy
  • Blue Star Memorial Highway
  • Blue Star Memorial Highway (Venice)
  • The Bobby Jones Golf Legend
  • Buchan Airport                                                                         
  • Buchans Landing                                                                             
  • Burns Court Herald Square
  • Ca'd'Zan
  • Casey's Pass
  • Charles Ringling
  • Charles Ringling Building
  • Circle at St. Armands
  • Circus in Venice
  • Corey's Landing and Farming Community
  • Edgewood
  • Edson-Keith House
  • Edwards Theater
  • First Black Community
  • First Municpal Airport Lowe Field
  • First Post Office
  • First United Methodist Church
  • Franklin Field
  • Fred Albee Municipal Airport
  • Friendship Baptist Church
  • Fruitville Elementary School
  • Gateway 2000 Executive Committee
  • Green Street Church and Museum
  • Gulf Beach Motel
  • Harding Circle Historic District
  • Harry L. Higel
  • Hazzard Fountain
  • Heritage Court
  • Historic Dearborn Street
  • Historic Spanish Point
  • Hub of Englewood
  • Indian Beach
  • Indian Court
  • John Hamilton Gillespie
  • John Ringling Vision for St Armands Key
  • Joseph Daniel Anderson
  • Judah P. Benjamin
  • Judah Phillip Benjamin
  • Kensington Park
  • Knight Memorial
  • Landing of the Scots
  • Laurel Turpentine and Lumber Industry
  • Lemon Bay Cemetery
  • Lemon Bay Woman's Club
  • Lido Casino
  • Little Salt Spring
  • Little White Church
  • Mary Wyatt Whitaker
  • Miakka Community
  • Miakka School
  • Municipal Auditorium Recreation Center
  • Myakka River State Park - Founder's Marker
  • New Edzell Castle [Reverse side - Bird Key]
  • New Pass and The Ritz Carlton Hotel
  • Newtown Community Center/Robert L. Taylor Community Complex
  • Newtown/Helen R. Payne Day Nursery
  • Nokomis School
  • Oaklands Woodlawn Cemetery
  • Osprey School
  • Owen Burns
  • Payne Park
  • Pioneer Court
  • Prehistoric Man Lived Here [Reverse side - Spring Was Once A Cave]
  • Ralph Spencer Twitchell
  • Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey Winter Quarters
  • Riverview High School
  • Rosemary Cemetery
  • Sarasota County Agricultural Fair
  • Sarasota County Courthouse
  • Sarasota Terrace Hotel
  • Sarasota Woman's Club
  • Siesta Public Beach
  • Save Our Statues
  • Seaboard Railway Depot
  • Siesta
  • Siesta Public Beach
  • South Lido Park
  • Southside School
  • Spring Was Once a Cave
  • St. John's Crocker Memorial Cemetery
  • St. Martha Mission Church
  • The Gulf of Mexico
  • Venezia Park
  • Venice Apartment District
  • Venice Army Base Court Park
  • Venice Horse and Chaise
  • Venice Post Office
  • Venice Train Depot
  • Veterans Court
  • Wallendas (The)
  • War Memorial (Chaplain J.D. Hamel Park)
  • Whitaker Family
  • Wilson Family and Home
  • Woodmere Lumber Company and Town
  • Yellow Bluffs