ENGLEWOOD HISTORY

Interested in learning about the history of Englewood? If so, stop by the Englewood Museum, 604 W. Perry Street, on Saturdays from 1 to 4pm.


January 11, 2024 at 10:05 p.m.


Historic Cookie House Offering Tours

Charlotte County Libraries and History invites you to visit the historic Cookie House, built in 1931 as part of the Bass Biological Laboratory, the first full time marine station on the Florida mainland.
January 11, 2024 at 1:10 p.m.

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Monty's Stories: Growing Up in a Small Florida Town

If you didn’t grow up here in Englewood, you may be curious what life was like for residents during the mid-20th century. Now you can find out by reading a new book based on the recollections of Monty Birdsey, someone who did grow up here in the 50s and 60s...
October 27, 2023 at 9:31 a.m.

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Christmas Memories of Englewood Past

Charlie Hicks came to Englewood in 1947, when he was seven years old. His father, Wiley, was a commercial fisherman who was also responsible for the construction of Stump Pass Marina. The Hicks also owned a fish house on the northwestern corner of their property. The family lived on Maryland …
BY BY KEN KOCAB | December 1, 2022 at 4:18 p.m.

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Englewood History

Englewood Post Offices Since August 18, 1896, Englewood residents have been served by a local post office. Mail for the few permanent residents of early Englewood was brought to El Jobean by boat from Punta Gorda. Local resident Wilbur Lampp then loaded the mailbags onto his horse and made the …
BY BY KEN KOCAB | March 3, 2021 at 2:25 p.m.

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Kellys II: The Oldest Remaining Bar in Englewood

If you think Englewood has some pretty exciting bars, you probably never heard about the live alligator sitting on the counter, or the man tearing down the chandelier at the old Kellys bar on Dearborn Street...
BY BY KEN KOCAB | October 9, 2020 at 5:19 p.m.

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Englewood History

Englewood: Boom and Bust in the Roaring Twenties “ENGLEWOOD WILL BE GREAT CITY” was the prominent headline in a frontpage story in the Dec 27, 1925 edition of the Sarasota Herald. By the mid-twenties the sleepy little town of Englewood was beginning to awaken. 
BY KEN KOCAB | July 17, 2020 at 6:02 p.m.

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Lemon Bay Historical Society: Saving Englewood's Heritage

Are you interested in the local history of the Englewood area? Although Englewood’s settlement history may not be as old as where you come from up north, it is certainly worth preserving and one group that has taken on this task is the Lemon Bay Historical Society...
BY CHRIS CAMERON | January 30, 2020 at 3:37 p.m.

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Cracker Fair 2020

The 18th Annual Cracker Fair is Saturday, February 8, 10am to 4pm, at Dearborn Street Plaza, 300 block W. Dearborn Street. Enjoy a family-friendly day of fun festivities: kids’ games, crafts, food vendors, artists, live music, lemon desserts and more...
January 30, 2020 at 2:16 p.m.

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Lemon Bay Festival Has Begun

The 18th annual Lemon Bay Festival runs February 1 – 8 so mark your calendars to experience “Englewood History with a Little Zest.” The week-long event features fun and educational programs for the whole family...
January 20, 2020 at 12:51 p.m.

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Englewood's First Ambulance

911 emergency service did not exist in the Englewood of the late 1960s.
BY WARREN RICHARDSON | September 14, 2016 at 2:34 p.m.

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Historical Museum Display enjoyed by many

The newly established Englewood Area Historical Museum showcased an impressive collection of WWI and WWII artifacts during the Englewood Veterans Memorial Dedication this past Veterans Day....
December 10, 2014 at 11:37 a.m.

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Watch Ya Think Of THIS One?

Kids and fish have long been a part of Englewood’s lifestyle as this photograph from 1965 shows. Kids 12 and under can become part of the fun at the Englewood Pioneer Days Michael O’Donnell Memorial Fish-A-Thon on Sun Sept 5th at the Tom Adams Bridge. Pre-registration forms are available at englewoodpioneerdays.com. …
August 20, 2010 at 11:17 a.m.

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The Royal Casino: the Hottest Spot in Englewood

Loud music blared out into Lemon Bay while 150 happy revelers danced, drank, and dined until the wee hours of the morning. This might sound like a description of the action at one of Englewood's current bars or restaurants, but the truth of the matter is that no night spot …
BY KEN KOCAB | October 23, 2009 at 12:13 p.m.

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Englewood: Boom and Bust in the Roaring Twenties

"ENGLEWOOD WILL BE GREAT CITY" was the prominent headline in a frontpage story in the Dec 27, 1925 edition of the Sarasota Herald. By the mid-twenties the sleepy little town of Englewood was beginning to awaken.
BY KEN KOCAB | October 10, 2009 at 8:26 a.m.