Freeman Epes


Dr. Freeman Epes is a retired doctor originally from the small town of Blackstone, Virginia, who moved to Sarasota in 1959 to practice medicine after training in Atlanta, Georgia. He was the 50th doctor in Sarasota and established his own practice on Siesta Key. Dr. Epes has seen firsthand the growth, development, and culture change that has happened on Siesta Key since the 1960s.


Student Interviewer: Emily Lovett

Emily Lovett is a second-year student at New College of Florida, studying history. She was drawn to this project by her desire to help preserve the Sarasota community’s history.

Posted in: 2017

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