Join us in saving this gem of Venice’s unique heritage
Constructed in 1896 by entrepreneur Joseph Lord, the Lord-Higel House is the second oldest house in Sarasota County. Acquired by the City of Venice in 2005, Venice Heritage volunteers have raised more than $300,000 and invested thousands of hours restoring the house to its original glory. Additional funds are needed to restore the interior and construct an outside, ADA-approved bathroom and access ramp.
Once completed, the first floor of the house will serve as an early settler museum and welcome center.