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Updated: 06/04/2014 08:54:05AM

Wimmers honored for shaping the city

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IMAGE COURTESY OF VENICE MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES

H.N. "Bud" Wimmers, circa 1926, a founding father of Venice, and one of the first council members, was honored this week with the Venice Legacy Award.

IMAGE COURTESY OF VENICE MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES

This one-story commercial structure on Miami Avenue was built as part of the 1926-1927 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers development of the city of Venice. The building’s first tenant was H.N. "Bud" Wimmers, paymaster for the BLE construction workers.

IMAGE COURTESY OF VENICE MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES

This “Burroughs Portable” desktop calculator adding machine came from the Venice real estate office of H. N. "Bud" Wimmers and Marjorie Sager.

IMAGE COURTESY OF VENICE MUSEUM AND ARCHIVE

H.N. "Bud" Wimmers (left) accepts the 1969 Realtor-of-the-Year award from Geneva Chance of Sarasota Federal Savings & Loan as Jim Maddox, manager of the Venice office of First Federal Savings & Loan at the Holiday Inn, Floridaland.

IMAGE COURTESY OF VENICE MUSEUM AND ARCHIVE

H.N. "Bud" Wimmers (left) accepts the 1969 Realtor-of-the-Year award from Geneva Chance of Sarasota Federal Savings & Loan as Jim Maddox, manager of the Venice office of First Federal Savings & Loan at the Holiday Inn, Floridaland.

By GREG GILES

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It’s pretty heady stuff when you think about what H.N. “Bud” Wimmer accomplished.

He was a 26-year-old who came to Venice to build a town in the 1920s.

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