SarasotaMOD: Rosemary District Walking Tour

BOTA Center

New MOD Tour This Year

Begin at the newly restored 1950’s BOTA Center (formerly the Babcock Furniture Store). BOTA Center is Sarasota’s only example of adaptive re-use of a historically designated, mid-century commercial building, and will soon be home to a new generation of creative businesses.

Sponsored by

Developer Howard Davis

Latitude 27 Properties

MOD Check-in, Registration, Refreshments, Talks, Tours

BOTA Center, 1570 Boulevard of the Arts

Talks by Todd Sweet, AIA, Sweet Sparkman Architects and Gwen Kelly, AIA and Joe Kelly, AIA, NCARB, Hive Architects

Open houses with talks, exhibits, complimentary refreshments

Rosemary Square, 1440 Boulevard of the Arts

Ethnic Origin Company, 1560 Boulevard of the Arts

Canned Ham Vintage, 1435 7th Street

Home Resource Contemporary Furniture, 741 Central Avenue

CitySide Apartments, 700 Cocoanut Avenue

Risdon on 5th, 1421 5th Street

Barbara Banks Photography, 1421 5th Street

Alfstad & Contemporary Art Gallery, 1419 5th Street

Architects’ Studios

Seibert Architects, 1373 5th Street

Halflants+Pichette, 1385 5th Street

Hall Architects, 513 Central Avenue

Solstice Architects, Rosemary Square, 1434 Boulevard of the Arts

***MOD Artist Eames© Chair Online Auction: the ten artist chairs will be on display at Home Resource, 741 Central Avenue throughout MOD Weekend. Online bidding runs from October 27 – November 12. The auction ends Sunday, November 12 at 11:30 am, artists sign their chairs and the winners will be announced. Shipping is available. Artist Chairs Auction sponsored by Home Resource and Herman Miller.


Check out the Neighborhood Restaurant MOD Brunch Specials

The Rosemary, 411 N. Orange Avenue, 941-955-7600

Blue Rooster, 1525 4th Street, 941-388-7539

Mandeville Beer Garden, 428 N. Lemon Avenue, 941-954-8688


  • Occurred Sunday, November 12th, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm


BOTA Center

1570 Boulevard of The Arts
Sarasota, FL 34236