Six To Save
SPOTLIGHTING THE MOST THREATENED PROPERTIES AND HISTORICAL RESOURCES IN SARASOTA COUNTY
Started by the History and Preservation Coalition of Sarasota County, the program is now collaborative, with the Sarasota Alliance for Historic Preservation spearheading.
Similar to the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s “11 Most Endangered Historic Places” and the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation’s “Florida’s 11 to Save”, the preservation community in Sarasota County hopes to bring awareness to historical resources at risk.
Everything from development to climate change can render a historic property in peril. The goal is to highlight six resources per year that are in the most danger. The program is designed to increase the public’s awareness of the urgent need to save Sarasota County’s historic resources. Inclusion on the list is only a starting point for advocacy and education, and is intended to be part of a collaborative effort to identify solutions for each.
The McClellan Park School was included on the 2020 Six To Save. Unfortunately, we were not able to save this one from the landfill.
Listed on the 2021 Six To Save, the Caples Mansion is now undergoing much needed updates to the HVAC system. New College is actively pursuing preservation options for the building.