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Proposal to demolish historic Colsen Hotel denied



Sarasota’s Historic Preservation Board has denied an applicants proposal to demolish a historic hotel in the city’s Rosemary District, an area formerly known as Overtown.


There is a placard that now sits on the corner of Central Avenue and Boulevard of the Arts that shares the history of Overtown, the first Black community in the City of Sarasota.


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