- Posted April 3, 2010 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Weekend assignment: Past and present
Historic Spanish Point, Osprey Florida
- zdan, CNN iReport producer
Spanish Point, Osprey, Florida was originally an indian habitat and later became the 350 acre winter estate of Mrs. Bertha Palmer, a wealthy heiress from Chicago, who in 1910 fell in love with Sarasota, Osprey and the surrounding areas. She was so enamored with the bayfront location on Florida’s Central West Coast, that she purchased tens of thousands of acres for cattle ranching, citrus groves and real estate development.
A portion of the original construction and eventual restoration of the grounds is brought back to life in this video. Enjoy the past and present of Spanish Point!
Piano by Rob Satori, song "Paradise At Last" by Diana Colson.