Monday, August 06, 2018

0 & P #17


Chic Silber said...

Many of us would have never

been in (or to) Sarasota if

it wasn't for his vision

Not the oldest brother but

very much in charge

Chic Silber said...

His bayfront estate & grand mansion

"Ca d'Zan" as well as the John & Mabel

Ringling Museum of Art are parts of

the renamed "Ringling" museum complex

with buildings of cirusiana & the

original Asolo Opera House

He was responsible for putting the

city of Sarasota on a grand map

his name appears throughout Sarasota

Chic Silber said...

As well as the circus he

owned many railroads

Roger Smith said...

On my 1st tour of his mansion, in his office, was a large frame containing the ID cards for the many railroads for which he was either full owner or president. I can't recall how many--15-to-20?--so I hope this frame is still on exhibit. Anyone who hasn't been there should go for this impressive tribute to luxury of the Roaring '20s. The old boy knew how to live, that's for sure.