Bidwell-Wood House Historical

Bidwell-Wood House Historical (HM1TW9)

Location: Sarasota, FL 34236 Sarasota County
Country: United States of America

N 27° 20.903', W 82° 32.73'

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Side 1
In 1882 this "handsome residence" was under construction for Alfred and Mary Bidwell on land Mary purchased from the State of Florida for one dollar an acre. Before construction the Bidwell's apparently occupied the detached kitchen-dining room with a sleeping loft. This home later stood in an area which later became part of the city. Sarasota was then in vast Manatee County, which extended from the Gulf of Mexico to Lake Okeechobee and from the Manatee River to Charlotte Harbor. Bidwell, a native of Buffalo, N.Y., had his store 1½ miles away at the bay on a sandy main street, now named Cunliff Lane.

Side 2
Alfred Bidwell was one of a group implicated in the murder of his neighbor, Charles E. Abbe, Sarasota's first postmaster - U.S. Commissioner. Abbe was shot Dec. 27, 1884 in front of Bidwell's store. The investigation revealed a secret society, Sara Sota Vigilance Committee, led by Bidwell. He was convicted and sentenced to death, commuted to life, later released. The house was purchased in 1895 by Annie and Luke Wood as a winter home and occupied by them; then by their daughter Ethel until her death in 1966. The house was moved to the corner of Hatton Street and Euclid Avenue in 1977 from U.S. 41-301 and Wood Street by the Historical Society of Sarasota County, Inc., with community assistance.
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HM NumberHM1TW9
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Placed BySarasota County Historical Commission, Historical Society of Sarasota County, Inc
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 at 1:03pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 347127 N 3025970
Decimal Degrees27.34838333, -82.54550000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 27° 20.903', W 82° 32.73'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds27° 20' 54.18" N, 82° 32' 43.8" W
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Area Code(s)941
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1260 12th St, Sarasota FL 34236, US
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