Historic Preservation

Historic Preservation

This week we explore the beautiful ways Floridians are preserving the historic structures in our area. We'll go inside an 18th century Italian theatre, that has called Sarasota "home" for over 50 years. And we'll head to Polk county for a trip down memory lane, where Elvis Presley and Judy Garland were known to stop by. Then Larry Elliston takes us back to St. Petersburg's "yesteryear" to show us how what's old is new again.

Preserving Historic Places

Occasionally, we hear about a building under dispute because it has historic value to some people but another group of people wants to tear it down. The Belleview Biltmore and Sarasota's Riverview High School are two recent examples - one was saved, the other will soon be gone. But the question remains: why does historic preservation matter?

President of The shasteen-Sizemore Co. and representative for the owner of the Floridian Hotel
Associate Professor of Architecture and Urban Planning at USF
Florida Trust for Historic Preservation board member and Historic Preservation Specialist for Sarasota County
Tampa City Council Member

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