Discovering the Suncoast - Powel Crosley, the most famous rich guy you never heard of

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Published: Jul. 20, 2022 at 2:18 PM EDT
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SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - You can thank Powel Crosley for car radios, refrigerator door shelves and SO much more. He was John Ringling’s next door neighbor on the Suncoast. But Crosley’s mansion almost got torn down to build a shopping mall.

Manatee County saved it, restored it and now you can even get married there!

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  • 6:40am Wednesday on Good Morning Suncoast
  • 9:00am Wednesday on Suncoast View
  • 4:00pm Wednesday on ABC7 News
  • 7:40am Saturday on Good Morning Suncoast Weekends (with special bonus features!)
  • 11:00pm Sunday on ABC7 News

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