Episode 1.7: Ca d’Zan

Send in the clowns, guys, we’re heading down to Sarasota County in Florida to see the palace of the Circus King, Ca d’Zan! A little bit Venice, a lotta bit flamboyance, Ca d’Zan had gondolas, a belvedere, a giant tub carved of a single block of yellow marble, and organs with far too many pipes to play “Entrance of the Gladiators” whenever the heck you want. Join us as we discuss circus history, sibling rivalry, and why we would never leave the bathroom windows open.

We are late in posting this episode, guys, and we apologize! All three of us have had an… eventful month, to put lightly! And hey, we’re on Spotify now!

Here’s Johnny!
John Ringling, 5-1-23 LOC npcc.08361

And the lovely Mable.
(from Ringling.org)

Time to go to the circus!
Ringling Bros' ... aviary and aquarium ... largest zoological exhibit on earth LCCN98500095

Just look. At. That. Think of all the gondola parking spots that comes with such real estate.

(from Ringling.org)

Your typical hotel lobby I MEAN living room.
Court - Cà d'Zan - John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art - Sarasota, FL - DSC00261

That coffered painted ceeeeeiling tho
Ballroom ceiling - Cà d'Zan - John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art - Sarasota, FL - DSC00248

References:
https://www.apnews.com/9752641adfdbdcce13670fe66639df9a
https://www.saukcountyhistory.org/the-ringling-brothers-showmen/
https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/articles/2017/8/9/prohibition-style-at-the-ringling-s-gentleman-s-taproom
https://www.britannica.com/topic/Ringling-Brothers
https://www.apnews.com/8e70d714c0b14e589ca4b0f49f45d013
https://www.biography.com/video/biography-ringling-brothers-full-episode-2074898860
https://www.ringling.org/biography-john-ringling
https://www.ringling.org/history-ca-dzan
https://www.yourobserver.com/article/keeper-c%C3%A0-dzan
https://www.curbed.com/2013/5/13/10244274/ten-crazy-facts-from-ca-dzan-the-mansion-the-circus-built
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owen_Burns
https://npgallery.nps.gov/NRHP/GetAsset/0a1a82d4-13cd-419b-97ad-5eb2e6438f89
http://ringlingdocents.org/factsheet.htm

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