Venezia Park Historic District - Venice, FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member rogueblack
N 27° 05.507 W 082° 26.864
17R E 356470 N 2997427
Quick Description: Venezia Park Historic District embodies the timeless spirit of John Nolen's design for the City of Venice, Florida.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 10/28/2008 6:06:38 PM
Waymark Code: WM523A
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 13

Long Description:
City Planner John Nolen had a vision for Venice, Florida that allowed all people to live, play, shop, and work in a peaceful environment that intermingled all different parts of the community. With the heavenly sounds of the Gulf of Mexico at its coast, Nolen platted creative as well as traditional shapes that provided function and beauty.

While there were still adjustments to Nolen's original design for the Venezia Park Subdivision, such as the relocation of a proposed school and tennis courts, the heart of Nolen's vision still beats strong along these streets.

A document released by the Planning & Use Department of the City of Venice concerning Community Character and Historic Resources [link] has documented the following architectural facts about the Venezia Park Historic District:
    Venezia Park District consist of one- and two-story residences having wood frame or block structure with smooth or rough cast stucco finishes, often applied ornamentally. These structures are constructed with courtyards, porticos, and porte cochere. The roof designs vary from gable to hip along with some flat roofs used mostly on garages and additions to the structure. Roofing materials on the sloped roofs are generally red barrel clay tiles.

    The flat roofs consist of composition materials or asbestos cement shingles. Parapet construction is common on the apartment buildings. Through the years, renovations have changed the character of many structures which once reflected the design of Venice architecture. A full set of original windows is rare on the structures due to replacement with jalousie or awning windows.
County / Borough / Parish: Sarasota

Year listed: 1989

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1925-1949

Historic function: Domestic, Recreation And Culture

Current function: Domestic, Recreation And Culture

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Street address: Not listed

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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