Hester Ringling , circus assistant director in United States
Born ? in United States
dead ? in United States
, daughter of director Charles Ringling and owner Edith Ringling .
The winter retreat of Edith and Charles Ringling
was built on Sarasota Bay in the Shell Beach subdivision platted in 1896 by Mary Louise and Charles N. Thompson. The Thompsons, associated with another circus, were instrumental in interesting members of the Ringling family about living in Sarasota.
Included on the property was another gracious bay front home for their daughter, Hester, and her children. As well as being intended for large social gatherings and performances, the compound was designed to be completely self-sufficient, including staff quarters, farming, and livestock. The bay front homes are connected by a covered walkway that creates a transition between the two architectural styles. Within months of the completion of the construction, Charles died, but Edith Ringling
and their daughter, Hester Ringling, continued to reside on the estate for many decades.
The structures on what came to be known internationally as the Edith Ringling
residence, and the Hester Ringling Lancaster Sanford residence are listed on the National Register of Historic Places as part of a historic district that includes the retreat of Ellen and Ralph Caples, the retreat of Mable and John Ringling,
and the John Ringling
and Mable Ringling
Museum of Art, as well. The homes of Edith and Hester often were featured in magazines and periodicals because of their architecture, landscaping, and interior design. The civic, musical, theatrical, and social activities of the women were of interest to readers also.
Hester Ringling Born: ?
Father:Charles RinglingBorn: 1863-12-02