Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Point Pleasant - Downtown Bradenton


The month of March is Manatee County Heritage Days...a month long celebration of our history. This March will be our 35th celebration. This includes parades and Open Houses of our Historical Museums, re-enactments at Gamble Mansion, Historical Village and FL Railroad museums..

While checking for coming event dates  I found Point Pleasant Walking Tour in Old Downtown Bradenton. The tour starts with Carnegie Library, built in 1918.


Across the street from the library is this wonderful home, also built in 1918. Alan and Hazel Barker lived there until 1947. It is now divided into rental apartments.


Next door was this old beauty


 Next to the yellow home, was this bed and breakfast



I followed the sidewalk in the brilliant sunshine, flowers blooming, 72 degrees 
and turned the corner and found a 1950 duplex


 Next to the duplex was a new home built to look old, but I could tell it was not.


I walked up and down a few blocks... and the next day went back with a friend... I promise not to show you all 400 photos....

32 comments:

diane b said...

That is so interesting seeing around your county. Nicer weather than many others of your countrymen have. The old buildings are lovely except the 50's duplex we have those too. looking forward to more.

LindyLou Mac said...

400 you are worse than me! I enjoyed the glimpse you gave us of the neighbourhood, would have not been able to resist going inside the library.

Blackberry Lane said...

Thanks for sharing the walk/history with us. Looks like gorgeous weather to be out in!

EG CameraGirl said...

It's fun seeing Bradenton through your lens!

Mollie said...

Wow, I would love to live in a house like that and have a huge yard xxoxx


Mollie and Alfie

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

The Bed and Breakfast looks like at my area down on Church street.
Back street over one Country road.

I enjoyed the rest of the pictures this morning.

Thanks for sharing.

Montanagirl said...

Wow - Beautiful homes with such charm. Love the picket fences and flowers!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

What a fun way to spend some leisure time in such perfect weather!!

Beautiful homes/history here in your post [even the new home built to look old]

Aha!! Yes, finally another one that doesn't watch [or even get interested in] the Olympics.

TexWisGirl said...

i do like the quaint older places. at least the new home was meant to 'blend' rather than a mcmansion they build in quaint old streets here.

George said...

You found a lot of different architectural styles in a short distance. This must have been an interesting walk.

Madi and Mom said...

Mom loves all the huge Southern porches!!! Give her a good book, a rocking chair and some sweet ice tea she would be happy
hugs madi your bfff

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I love the older homes with a porch and the picket fence with the flowers caught my eye.

Inger said...

My husband would love to sit on one of those verandas. I think they are the things he misses the most from the South. I'm so looking forward to more of your wonderful photos.

Dee said...

I love the tour...I think the owners of these homes are very fortunate to live in such unique and homey homes.

Michaele said...

Wow,a month-long celebration. I gotta say that little duplex has character. Still jealous of your weather.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Love seeing all those huge homes.I don't want to live in one,too much too clean.

A Quiet Corner said...

How beautiful, Sandra...everything s so green and lush!...:)JP

Mersad said...

I really liked taking this stroll with you, and would kindly ask for more. I love the mixture of old and new, and how everything harmonizes together. Lovely houses, I like the yellow one, next to the bed and breakfast.

Gail said...

Oh, I love these houses. Painted Ladies!

Isn't Point Pleasant supposed to have a haunted house or is that another Point Pleasant?

Ann said...

thanks for the walking tour. I love the look of the older homes.

Rose said...

You took 400 shots! I sure hope you show more than this! Not boring at all....

Rose said...

P.S. I got to look through my files and see if I can find a picture of our library...it is a Carnegie Library and sure looks similar to this one.

Miss Debbie said...

Love the homes...old and new. And the fences...so pretty! And I think I told you before but we had a Carnegie Library in my hometown. It is used as a venue for events now.

Deb said...

that was so much I really enjoyed the tour....great variety there...

S. Etole said...

The white picket fence with the flowers looks so welcoming.

SquirrelQueen said...

Oh my gosh, that 50s duplex looks exactly like the yellow duplex I lived in when I was a single gal in Anchorage. The only difference is the covered entry way, that wouldn't last long with several feet of snow on top.

I love old houses like these. I really like the two story yellow house sitting back in the trees.

Maggie M said...

Very pretty place and what amazing pictures sweet Sandra. I love those homes and those flowers are gorgeous. Hugs

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Love all the photos. That looks like a great walk to take!

Chatty Crone said...

Gosh thanks for the tour - it is beautiful there.

Eva Ason said...

I love the yellow house almost hidden among the trees. It's so beautiful there where you live.

DawnTreader said...

What a lovely walk! As you know, I love to walk and to look at charming old buildings! :)

Susannah said...

You said I would like these home and you are right! I like each one of them. The yellow one is so pretty and I would love to stay at the B and B with the fence and the roses. I see why you and Bob used to love this neighborhood. It does have character. I'm glad it was a beautiful day for you to go there and walk. thank you for taking us there..it is nice to see pics of Florida. I enjoyed this post a lot (I have not been on the computer...had a flare-up with Fibromyalgia and I was so tired.. Much better today.)

Well, it is Friday again. Have a nice weekend.