Historic Neighborhoods

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A look at some of the country's  most interesting historic neighborhoods, known for their period-style architecture and historic homes.  

American city planner JOHN NOLEN designed Venice for primary developers, the Brotherhood of Railway Engineers. Streets and avenues are laid out in graceful geometric patterns with regard to the natural landscape and the Gulf of Mexico.

Venezia Park / Venice, Florida

This is one of three National Register districts in the John Nolen Historic District of Venice—already a destination before the state’s 1920s boom, and before southwest Florida’s Gulf Coast had made it onto tourist maps.

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Vintage Doors

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Nostalgic Warehouse

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Pewabic Pottery

Pewabic fabricates heirloom quality architectural tiles for public and private installations, gift and commemorative tiles, vessels, gardenware, ornaments and both reproductions and adaptations of its historic designs and offers classes, workshops, lectures, internships and residency programs for studio potters and other artists.