Reisetipp: Powel Crosley Estate, Sarasota, Florida
Zusammenfassung auf der Homepage http://www.crosleyestate.com:
Powel Crosley built the Florida winter home for his wife Gwendolyn in 1929. The two and one-half story Mediterranean mansion was built in the southwest corner of Bradenton on a 60 acre parcel of land on Sarasota Bay adjacent to the John Ringling Estate. The 11,000 square foot home has 21 rooms, 10 baths, and an adjacent carriage house has room for 3 cars and servants quarters on the second floor. Originally the mansion had a swimming pool, a seaplane dock and yacht basin. The home featured many innovations for its time, including a steel frame encased in cast stone, embedded pipes and wiring, and a 135-day construction schedule.
Placed on the National Registry of Historic Places in 1982, Seagate was saved from commercial development and purchased for rennovation by Manatee County which operates it as a meeting, conference, and event venue."