Take a self-guided tour along Groveland Avenue, in one of Venice's oldest neighborhoods. The Edgewood community was designed by renowned urban planner John Nolen in 1926 and more than 25 of the original homes can be found on this street in a variety of architectural styles.
Click here for the Exploring Edgewood Walking Tour Booklet.
Click here to read a series of articles written by Larry Humes for The Gondolier regarding preservation in the Venice area. Humes is a graduate of the Kentucky Military Institute and a Venice retiree. He has presented programs for VAHS's Speakers Bureau and The Betty Intagliata Lecture Series.*
*The Betty Intagliata Lecture Series is sponsored by the Venice Area Historical Society, with permanent funding provided by the Bill Jervey, Jr. Charitable Foundation.
Preserving the heritage of the Venice area is an important goal of VAHS. Through historic preservation, a society such as VAHS promotes the protection of buildings, places, and objects of historical significance for the benefit and enjoyment of current and future generations. See Plaque Program and Research for examples.
For more information regarding preservation activities in the area, check the website of The Sarasota Alliance for Historic Preservation, Inc., a non-profit, publicly-supported 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to "Preserve and Enhance our Historic Places."
Click below to read a report on Preservation created by the organization PlaceEconomics.