This is one of my favorite buildings in downtown Sarasota: the Federal Building, which is actually owned by the City of Sarasota. It was constructed in the early 1930's as part of the WPA under President Roosevelt and the New Deal. Congress approved $175,000 for it. It served as a post office, then a social security office before the City of Sarasota acquired it several years ago and restored it. Now, city administrative offices are housed here. U.S. Representative Vern Buchanan also has an office on the second floor. It's especially eye catching at night, don't you think? This is another one of those shots I've been meaning to take and since it was a nice night I finally got around to it.