Re: =CROSLEY= Crosley's Seagate garages up for a national award.
- I was at the garage last Friday. The garages are restored and I would think much nicer than Crosley had them. The home grounds are also on display until Feb.20th. Members from the historical society will give you a tour for $10 a person.The super sports on display is owned by a Floridian. I don't see his name in the CAC roster.There are signed water color pictures of the mansion on sale.Deanna
From: Peter Berard <berard_m@...>
To: Crosley <Crosley@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Sat, Feb 12, 2011 7:25 am
Subject: Re: =CROSLEY= Crosley's Seagate garages up for a national award.
I wonder what Crosley they will chose to display............----- Original Message -----From: LouRuganiSent: Thursday, February 10, 2011 12:45 PMSubject: =CROSLEY= Crosley's Seagate garages up for a national award.The Bradenton, Florida Convention and Visitors Bureau was so pleased with the results of Manatee County's $1.3 million investment into the restoration of the carriage house at the Powel Crosley Estate that Manatee County will nominate the renovation to the National Association of Counties for an arts and historic preservation award.
In 1929, Powel Crosley Jr. acquired the property on Sarasota Bay and built the mansion for his family and a separate carriage house where his chauffeur and other employees resided.
In 1991, the Crosley buildings were in ruins. Manatee County acquired the buildings while the University of South Florida acquired the remaining acres fronting U.S. 41, where it constructed a branch campus.
The County gradually restored the mansion, which as we well know is now rented for weddings, performances and other events.
As we noted, the County just recently completed renovations of the carriage house, where a Crosley will be parked on permanent display. The building will also include offices for the estate management and Crosley Foundation, upstairs bedrooms for visiting actors and a costumes and props room.
Our CCOC contributed to the project with suggestions including the concept of a permanent Crosley display.