1932-1970

Venice Florida Campus
(1961)

Venice, Florida TODAY


The back of the Venice Gondolier Press Building is far more  colorful than the brown grass next to the Intracoastal Waterway walk. The mural depicts key eras in Venice including the Kentucky Military Institute/s winter quarters from 1932-1970 and the move to Venice of The Greatest Show on Earth in 1960 and its expansion with a second unit and the creation of its Clown College which would eventually graduate some 1,200 clowns before closing in the mid 1990s.

DRONE PHOTO BY PETER TAVINO
Apr 6, 2021 - Venice Gondolier




San Marco Pictures

Historical Plaque
KMI Class of 1966 Bench
2019 Renovation Pictures

Venice Hotel

Train Depot

Venice Beach

San Marco Condo Apartments

The DQ
Triangle Inn Museum
The mission of the Venice Archives and Area Historical Collection is to collect and preserve historical and archeological material relating to Venice and the communities of Nokomis, Laurel and Osprey, whose histories have all been interwoven from 1867 to the present time.  "KMI Historical Collection"

The Crow's Nest
(This is the Restaurant near the Venice Fishing Pier.)

Sharkys
(Where you flirt with the girls and drink margaritas.) 


 



 
 The middle building is the recreation/swimming pool for the assisted living facility which took over our Venice Hotel. 
 
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