Manatee Memorial Hospital

Manatee Memorial Hospital was founded in the early 1950s and served to replace a number of small independently-operated hospitals throughout Bradenton and Manatee County. It was expanded through the years, though its building’s original core still remains.

An early Real Photo Postcard (RPPC) of Manatee Memorial Hospital showing fresh landscaping.

An early Real Photo Postcard (RPPC) of Manatee Memorial Hospital showing fresh landscaping.

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Manatee Memorial Hospital

A 1954 note to a friends back home.

A 1954 note to a friends back home.

Manatee Memorial Hospital

A 1963 card with a message to family.

A 1963 card with a message to family.

Manatee Memorial Hospital

Manatee Memorial Hospital with expansions reverse of card Manatee Memorial Hospital with expansions reverse of card

Manatee memorial Hospital ca. 1970s Aerial view of Manatee memorial Hospital Aerial view of Manatee memorial Hospital Aerial view of Manatee memorial Hospital

 

Daily Postcard March 20, 2015

Sarasota, Florida

Air View of Payne Park, winter home of Chicago White Sox, showing Sarasota Motel-Hotel.

Sarasota, Florida
Air View of Payne Park, winter home of Chicago White Sox, showing Sarasota Motel-Hotel.

Mrs E.R. Elliott
Box 113
Brucetown Va
22622

Can you find your home?

Thank you for your nice letter. We are still here + from all reports are lucky. It’s lonesome here with you + the Lewis’. We are fine + not going north for another week or 2 – We’re having our first rain night now – Started slowly lsat nite – all nite + off + on today. Delicious
Love – Carl + Ruby
more when we get to Piedmont

Sarasota, Florida Air View of Payne Park, winter home of Chicago White Sox, showing Sarasota Motel-Hotel.

Sarasota, Florida
Air View of Payne Park, winter home of Chicago White Sox, showing Sarasota Motel-Hotel.

Reverse of Sarasota, Florida Air View of Payne Park, winter home of Chicago White Sox, showing Sarasota Motel-Hotel., mailed 1976

Reverse of Sarasota, Florida
Air View of Payne Park, winter home of Chicago White Sox, showing Sarasota Motel-Hotel., mailed 1976

Daily Postcard March 17, 2015

Air View of Boston Red Sox in Spring Training, Sarasota, Fla.
Sarasota Trailer Park in Background

Baseball Fans come from far and wide to see the pennant winning Boston Red Sox in Spring Training at Payne Park. Tourists enjoy the warm sunny days at Sarasota’s large, modern trailer park shown in back-ground.

Air View of Boston Red Sox in Spring Training, Sarasota, Fla. Sarasota Trailer Park in Background

Air View of Boston Red Sox in Spring Training, Sarasota, Fla.
Sarasota Trailer Park in Background

Reverse of Air View of Boston Red Sox in Spring Training, Sarasota, Fla. Sarasota Trailer Park in Background, unmailed

Reverse of Air View of Boston Red Sox in Spring Training, Sarasota, Fla.
Sarasota Trailer Park in Background, unmailed

 

Daily Postcard March 14, 2015

Aerial View of City Pier and Sarasota, Florida

Sarasota offers the visitor a great panorama of pleasure. Fishing, hunting, golf, swimming, boating, and the many recreational delights that the nearby palm-studded beaches provide. The climate is ideal and make for year-round comfort and health for young and old alike.

Mr + Mrs Paul Chalapsky
La Porte City.
Iowa

Tues Feb 27th
Dear Friends
Having a nice time, the weather idea clear sunshine every day & really hot over noon lunch was 80. The flowers beautiful. Riley’s bro & we are certainly showing us around. The men are out on Tampa Bay fishing this P.M. Grand place to be in the winter time. Were at this place today. Home of the Ringling Bro’s winter quarters. Regards
Mrs & Riley Hawbush

Aerial View of City Pier and Sarasota, Florida

Aerial View of City Pier and Sarasota, Florida

Reverse of Aerial View of City Pier and Sarasota, Florida, mailed 1951

Reverse of Aerial View of City Pier and Sarasota, Florida, mailed 1951

Daily Postcard March 7, 2015

Sarasota’s “Payne Park” Home of the Chicago White Sox.

Sarasota’s “Payne Park”
Home of the Chicago White Sox.

Mara Beach (Longboat Key)
3452 Gulf of Mexico Drive
Sarasota, Florida

AIR

H.O. Bard
Miller
So Dak

Dear H[illegible]
Back to Chicago in May. We are at Mara Beach (Longboat Key) 3452 Gulf of Mexico Drive Sarasota, Florida and hope that you can or could come down and that you do not come to Chgo until after we are there. Our very best
Angel + Wilt.

Sarasota's "Payne Park" Home of the Chicago White Sox.

Sarasota’s “Payne Park” Home of the Chicago White Sox.

Reverse of Sarasota's "Payne Park" Home of the Chicago White Sox., mailed 1963

Reverse of Sarasota’s “Payne Park” Home of the Chicago White Sox., mailed 1963