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Downtown is “Lovin’ Our Locals”

by Bill Willson I am Bill Willson, President of Roberts Insurance Group, located on the island of Venice. It is my pleasure to serve as this year’s Vice President of the Venice MainStreet organization. Hopefully you are aware of this volunteer-driven, non-profit...

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Meet Tommy’s Fine Men’s Consignment

Two years ago, what started out as a suggestion over dinner, Tommy’s Fine Men’s Consignment became a reality. Tommy Steckel opened his fine men’s consignment shop at 101 West Venice Avenue, where it remains today. An entirely men’s consignment shop may be a new...

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It’s Great Downtown!

Hello, my name is Tracy and I'm a Venice MainStreet 'Downtowner' (a roving ambassador).  Venice MainStreet is dedicated to preserving, protecting, and promoting, Historic Downtown Venice. Let me show you around town!  Let's have a seat in Fountain Park and I'll tell...

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Venice Historical Tours

Although many buildings in the downtown area look old, only those constructed during the 1920’s have been included in this tour. In 1987 the city recognized the need to continue the architectural character of the original city and established the Architectural Review...

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Explore Venice History

Although many buildings in the downtown area look old, only those constructed during the 1920’s have been included in this tour. In 1987 the city recognized the need to continue the architectural character of the original city and established the Architectural Review...

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351 South Nassau Street – Triangle Inn

This building was constructed in 1927 as a rooming house or inn. It was specifically designed to house the business. It was not designed as a single family house. It was built by Mrs. Augusta Miner who moved to Venice from Chicago where she ran a tea room. There is no...

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247-251 W. Venice Avenue: The Sanders Building

Originally intended to house a drug store, barbershop, haberdashery, and tearoom, this was the second commercial building constructed in Venice. H. S. Patterson, local representative of Walker and Gillette, described the front of the building as “decidedly a Venetian...

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311 W. Venice Avenue

This two-story building was owned by Wm. E. Mohler and originally housed the Woolard Furniture Company and the J. T. Hardware Company. As was common during the 1920s, there were rental apartments on the second floor. Social notes in the Venice News chronicle the...

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