On December 11, 2016 the Sarasota Architectural Foundation will present a tour of five midcentury homes on the island of Venice, all but one from the decade when the Cold War raged, Elvis burst onto the entertainment scene and modernist architecture soared in popularity.
The event is part of Founders Day week, as Punta Gorda was incorporated on Dec. 7, 1887. From 1 to 4 p.m.
Houses are at 533 Serata St. (1947), 425 S. Nassau St. (1959), 512 Valencia Road (1956, renovated by architect Greg Hall), 616 Valencia Road (1953, by architect Ralph Twitchell) and 500 Sante Joseph St. (1955).
Fee and ticket information available online.
Each house reflects some aspect of the architectural heritage of the community according to tour publicity chair, Betsy Foster.