Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Historic Preservation News


Sarasota, FL: An awards presentation honoring recent historic preservation designees will take place Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. at the Garden Club, 1131 Boulevard of the Arts. A new historic district and nine structures, many owned by the City of Sarasota, will be recognized.

The honorees include:

  • Umbrella House, 1300 Westway Drive
  • Federal Building, 111 S. Orange Avenue
  • City Hall, 1565 First Street
  • Blue Pagoda Building, 655 N. Tamiami Trail
  • Chidsey Building, 701 N. Tamiami Trail
  • Sarasota Garden Club (with its Potting Shed), 1131 Boulevard of the Arts
  • Bayfront Historic District with the contributing Art Center, 707 N. Tamiami, Trail and the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium with the Hazzard Fountain, 801 N. Tamiami Trail

The owner of each historically designated building will be presented with a bronze plaque signifying the historic listing by the City of Sarasota. “Historic Preservation is important because it protects our cultural resources for future generations,” said Dr. Clifford Smith, City of Sarasota Historic Preservationist. “It provides the community with a unique identification. It’s one of the main reasons tourists come to our City instead of somewhere else.”

Presentations also will be given by the Sarasota Convention and Visitors Bureau, Sarasota Art Center, Sarasota Garden Club and the Gulf Beach Resort. Mayor Kelly Kirschner, City Commissioner Suzanne Atwell and City Commissioner Richard Clapp will be on hand for the recognitions.


Tietie007 said...

Nice memories of Sarasota, a day of december 1991.

haysyoung2012 said...

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I saw your beach photo and I would love your permission to use the image in not-for-profit project called Swim Guide ( I am working with Waterkeeper Alliance, a group of 200 organizations working to protect local watersheds around the world. Is it possible for Waterkeeper to use your photo? I like the ones on flicker that were of Lido Beach. Such as would of course credit you for the image.

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Thank you so much,