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SP Preservation Mayoral Candidate Summit

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Saint Petersburg Preservation will be hosting a Mayoral Candidate “Summit” on historic preservation on Wednesday, July 29th, 7 PM, at Studio 620, 620 1st Avenue South. Topics to be addressed include better ordinances to encourage preservation, landmarking of the Detroit Hotel, heritage tourism and tours, and the economic benefits of historic preservation. Most candidates have confirmed. RSVP at 824-7802 will be helpful for planning purposes but not required. For more information call 420-9195.

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St. Pete Prez’s ‘Original’ Historic Walking Tour

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With Saturday’s forecast of sunshine and a pleasing temperature in the low 70s, one couldn’t ask for a nicer day for taking a trip to the Saturday Market and an historic walking tour through downtown St. Pete. I joined St. Petersburg Preservation and its new tour guides, former St. Pete Evening Independent and Times reporter Jon Wilson and Florida Humanities Council program coordinator Monica Rowland Kile for the “Original” Downtown Historic Walking Tour. The tour started at 10 a.m. at…

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