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Reference Number 13000320
State Florida
County Sarasota
Town Nokomis
Street Address 100 Casey Key Road
Status Listed 5/28/2013
Areas of Significance
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The Nokomis Beach Pavilion complex is significant at the local level for listing under Criterion C in the area of Architecture. The .resource is significant as an example of one of the types of designs collectively categorized as the Sarasota School of Architecture. It was designed in 1954 by architect Jack West (1922-2010). It was his first project as an architect in private practice. The Pavilion embodies many characteristics of the Sarasota School of architecture in planning and design, which was adapted to the climate and geographical setting of Southwest Florida. The Sarasota architects took some principles of the earlier International style and contributed new design and material elements that distinguished their works from earlier precedents. Their aim was to put more emphasis on open planning and to make buildings appear lighter through the extensive use of glass and more attenuated wall features. Like the majority of the buildings designed by the small group of architects that came to form the Sarasota School of Architecture, this building is a highly individual stylistic statement, a one-of-kind design created to suit the desire of a client for a comfortable and visually distinctive creation. The Nokomis Beach Pavilion contributes to the ARCHITECTURAL RESOURCES OF THE SARASOTA SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE Multiple Property Submission under The Influence of New Architects, 1953-1959 Historic Context and the F.1 Property Type: Miscellaneous Buildings.


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