John and Mable Ringling lived here on Sarasota Bay in their winter home called the Ca'd'Zan, which means 'House of John'. It's five stories tall with 36,000 square feet including 41 rooms and 15 bathrooms. Built in one year, from 1924-25, it cost the Ringlings $1.5 million. From the far right side of this photo, if you looked up, you would see the view that's now the SDP banner. And, if you pivoted 180 degrees you would see this:
What a view! Whenever I'm out here, I can almost hearing the tinkling of wine glasses during a Gatsby-style party with music wafting over the bay during a warm winter evening. This must have been quite the place to see and be seen back in the day. Check out more about the Ca'd'Zan here.