IF YOU'RE TOO BUSY TO "ROAM THE DOME"

THEN YOU'RE JUST TOO BUSY!

Welcome to The Dome Flea Market - A fun place to find fabulous treasures - FREE ADMISSION - FREE PARKING - Open Friday Saturday Sunday 9am to 4pm year round - Air Conditioned - Tour Buses Welcome! - Get your fresh produce, tourist gifts, jewelry, seafood, pizza, popcorn, ice cream and much more!
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HISTORY

                                  Woodmere Lumber Company

             A TOURIST MUST SEE !

Nearly one hundred years ago a thriving community once existed on this site, but the town that was, isn' t anymore! Hardly a trace can be found.

Today, traffic flows by on Route 776, the busy highway running south from Venice toward Englewood. But the thousands of people who pass by daily have no idea that the largest lumber mill in the State of Florida once existed here where The Dome Flea Market now fronts the highway. It was called... Woodmere.  The year was 1917. To the South the small community of Englewood had been established but it was only accessible by a narrow rutty wagon trail or by sailing along the Gulf of Mexico and Lemon Bay.

Venice didn’t exist. Where it would eventually be sited there was only a railroad and a freight car used as a ticket office for the station master. The city itself wouldn’t be established until 1925 when it was laid out by the Cleveland based Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers who planned it as a retirement community for its workers.

In those days railroads were the principle form of transportation. The development of vast areas of the United States was made possible because of railroads, and so it was in Florida.


For Much More of the Exciting History of the Dome Flea Market Site be sure to visit Our multi-media Historical Exhibit at the Dome Flea Market!

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The Dome Flea Market 5115 State Road 776, Venice, Florida 34293
Telephone: (941) 493-6773 – Fax: (941) 493-6245 -
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Open Friday - Saturday - Sunday 9:00am to 4:00pm