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Historic preservation expo is Saturday

Bill DeYoung



St. Pete Shuffle, a.k.a. the St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club. Photo: City of St. Pete.

Preserve the ‘Burg, St. Pete’s nonprofit advocate for historic preservation, will advance its cause with a public exposition and forum Saturday at the St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club.

The Preserve the ‘Burg Expo, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., will feature historic preservation experts and architects, hands-on historic window demonstrations, tours of the Mirror Lake district and more.

“I’d really like to make sure that Preserve the ‘Burg is a community resource,” Executive Director Manny Leto said. “We should be an organization people could go to for information about historic preservation – and that’s the entire community. Neighborhood groups, property owners, homeowners, the development community … we want to be that neighborhood resource.”

The admission-free expo, he added, was created “to bring people together and talk about these issues. We’ve got the city staff doing presentations, historians, preservation architects, craftsmen. And the conversation that’s going to happen at the event, even in between the formal presentations, that’s what we’re trying to do.”

Highlights of the Expo:

10 a.m. Researching Your Historic Home

11 a.m. Guide to Creating Historic Districts

12 p.m. Utilizing Design Guidelines

1 p.m. Navigating the COA Process

2 p.m. Maintaining Your Historic Home

Tours of Mirror Lake and the Shuffleboard Club will be offered throughout the day starting at 10 a.m. And PTSA will show off the new SunRunner bus and teach people how to load their bikes on to the new racks.

Additional information on the Preserve the ‘Burg Expo is available here.


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