B.J. called his home on prestigious St. Armand's Circle The BeachHouse.
Many original furnishings still remain. The living room and library
have been color matched to reflect the colors he chose for the circus
The Palmer Memorial Home is a great choice when planning your next meeting, conference, social event, or intimate wedding in Sarasota.
Located on the Pansy Bayou on Sarasota's exclusive St. Armand's Key, the Palmer home brings fresh air and fresh ideas together in a peaceful setting. Attendees can enjoy nightlife, entertainment, shopping and gourmet dining being walking distance from famous St. Armand's Circle.
(B.J.'s boat dock) and the waterfront property backyard is a veritable
paradise for native Florida wildlife. A plethora of bird species
frequent the property on a daily basis. The manatee refuge provides a
home for starfish, conch, many varieties of fish and of course the
Palmer's bedroom remains in tact with the original bedroom furniture and
many of the furnishings. The bed that he died in is noted with a
plaque. The bedroom is available for viewing by donors and visitors,
although access to the room is not permitted.
Colonel B. J. Palmer was an ardent collector of circus figurines including these ornate circus lamps wearing chenille shades. The 1950's vintage Plaster of Paris, hand painted lamps have an art deco flavor and are from the famed Reglor of California collection. Rena Stein, a renowned sculptor, and her husband established Reglor of California in 1947 as a decorative arts company. Benny Stein developed a system for casting Rena's designs in plaster and turning them into lamp bases. The lamps are delicate due to their 1950's vintage and can weigh as much as 30 pounds.
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B.J. Palmer Historic Home Foundation
1643 White Circle, Unit 102
Marietta, GA 30066