Everglades Society for Historic Preservation
Dedicated to our Unique History
ESHP has hosted talks on historical subjects (eg, "Saving Old Buildings", "History of the Fakahatchee", "Filmland in the Everglades") and held well-attended special events such as the Antique Air Aficionados Fly-In and the Everglades Homes Tour. Our Historical Movie Nights give the public a chance to see films made in the area. ESHP also participates in several local events including Art-in-the-Glades and the Everglades Seafood Festival.
Saturday, Dec 9: ART-IN-THE-GLADES
10am-1pm, McLeod Park, Everglades City
The Life & Times of Famous Fishing Guide Preston Sawyer
by Maria Stone
This is a real picture of early life in Southwest Florida. Preston Sawyer was born in 1901 in Caxambas on Marco Island and spent most of his life on the water in the Ten Thousand Islands. He later moved to Naples, which was only a village. He tells his story in his own words, recalling the hardships and the characters he knew in the area.
These books have been generously donated to benefit ESHP.
Enchantments; Julian Dimock’s Photographs of Southwest Florida
by Jerald T. Milanich & Nina L. Root
Julian Dimock and his father A.W. Dimock traveled into the hinterland of Southwest Florida from 1904 to 1913 taking photos of people, animals, and places in this remote area which was mostly unoccupied. The glass plate negatives have survived for 100 years at the American Museum of Natural History where the authors made the selections for this handsome volume. The photos were enhanced with a grant from ESHP.
The Historical Library is an archive of books, documents, pictures, and small artifacts housed in the ESHP office in City Hall. The collection may be used by historical researchers but items may not be removed. A computerized data base of books, periodicals, and scanned images is maintained (with backup off the premises).
The Vallez Collection consists of five original paintings by Naples artist Jerry Vallez of historic buildings in the area: Rod & Gun Lodge, old Inn, old Market, Smallwood Store, and JT's. ESHP has been given permission to sell prints and greeting cards.
The Klotz Collection consists of 22 watercolors of local historic buildings painted by Bob Klotz for the 50th anniversary in 1973 of the founding of Collier County. It was donated by the artist's daughter Virginia Klotz and framed with a grant from the United Arts Council of Collier County for travelling exhibits.
The Commemorative Brick Walk in front of City Hall was started in 2006 and is an ongoing project. Bricks are permanent gifts for anniversaries, birthdays, thank-you's, and memorials. The current campaign is closed.
ESHP is concerned with Historical Designations and Historical Signage for older buildings in the area.
Our Historical Tours have helped to fund signage. We produced a Souvenir Ticket Booklet each year with information about the sites we visited.
MARCH 2005 (First Issue)
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