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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.

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