Downtown Sarasota - Opera House - The Sarasota Opera House (originally the Edwards Theatre) [2] is an historic theatre, now opera house, located at 61 North Pineapple Avenue in Sarasota, Florida. The vision of a local man, A. B. Edwards. It originally opened on April 10, 1926 with an elaborate three-story entrance containing "eight shops on the ground floor, 12 offices on the second floor, and 12 furnished apartments on the third, while the theatre's auditorium contained an orchestral pipe organ. As noted on the Sarasota Opera's website, the Sarasota Herald Tribune hailed Edwards for "having admitted Sarasota into a fairyland of costly decoration, rich furnishings and never to be forgotten artistry."
The building was designed by Roy A. Benjamin in the Mediterranean Revival Style Architecture[4] and constructed by the GA Miller Construction Company.
The theatre is now the home of the Sarasota Opera Association, Inc., which owns the building. The Association is the parent body which runs the Sarasota Opera. The house now seats 1,119.
Downtown Sarasota - Opera House - The Sarasota Opera House (originally the Edwards Theatre) [2] is an historic theatre, now opera house, located at 61 North Pineapple Avenue in Sarasota, Florida. The vision of a local man, A. B. Edwards. It originally opened on April 10, 1926 with an elaborate three-story entrance containing "eight shops on the ground floor, 12 offices on the second floor, and 12 furnished apartments on the third, while the theatre's auditorium contained an orchestral pipe organ. As noted on the Sarasota Opera's website, the Sarasota Herald Tribune hailed Edwards for "having admitted Sarasota into a fairyland of costly decoration, rich furnishings and never to be forgotten artistry." The building was designed by Roy A. Benjamin in the Mediterranean Revival Style Architecture[4] and constructed by the GA Miller Construction Company. The theatre is now the home of the Sarasota Opera Association, Inc., which owns the building. The Association is the parent body which runs the Sarasota Opera. The house now seats 1,119.
Main Street - Looking down Main Street towards Sarasota Bay.  With warm bay breezes, quality restaurants and unique shops, the walk down Main Street is well worth it  Our walking tour tour takes you this iconic street and discusses some of it's unique features. .
Main Street - Looking down Main Street towards Sarasota Bay. With warm bay breezes, quality restaurants and unique shops, the walk down Main Street is well worth it Our walking tour tour takes you this iconic street and discusses some of it's unique features. .
Sarasota on the move! - Built in 1923 the Bijou Cafe was originally a one of 20 gas stations on Main Street. Discover why it had an iconic place in the growth of the city as the Sarasota grew from a seemingly sleepy town into the city of today.
Sarasota on the move! - Built in 1923 the Bijou Cafe was originally a one of 20 gas stations on Main Street. Discover why it had an iconic place in the growth of the city as the Sarasota grew from a seemingly sleepy town into the city of today.
Five Points - The center of Downtown Sarasota is known as Five Points and it's at the intersection of Main Street, Pineapple Avenue, and Central Avenue. Most shops, restaurants and other businesses can be found along Main Street, Palm Avenue, and First Street. There is a wide selection of restaurants and cafes. Many of the shops cater to the wealthy residents and snowbirds and sell high-end fashion, art, and home decor.
Five Points - The center of Downtown Sarasota is known as Five Points and it's at the intersection of Main Street, Pineapple Avenue, and Central Avenue. Most shops, restaurants and other businesses can be found along Main Street, Palm Avenue, and First Street. There is a wide selection of restaurants and cafes. Many of the shops cater to the wealthy residents and snowbirds and sell high-end fashion, art, and home decor.

TRAVEL back in time, walk in the present, and discover the future of one of America’s most interesting and historic cities, "Sarasota, Florida." Join one of our professionally guided cultural and historical walking tours. Come and discover the Story of Sarasota!

RELIVE the past, engage the present and look forward to the future!  Your walk through downtown will unveil historic buildings and some of the colorful characters that shaped today's Sarasota.  

EXPLORE the wonderful culture and rich history that awaits you on this fully guided walking tour.  Learn about struggles of the early Scottish settlers.  Hear of how the game of golf came to Sarasota and America. See how the downtown district or restaurants and shops emerges from 5 points.

STROLL along the waterfront and up Main Street to Sarasota's thriving historic district. You will find out why the town was nicknamed "Circus City" and visit the popular entertainment venue where Elvis Presley performed in 1956.

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