Friday, May 25, 2018
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Tarpon Springs' 102-year-old cultural center to be renovated

TARPON SPRINGS — The City Commission has revealed plans to renovate the 102-year-old former City Hall building at 101 S Pinellas Ave. The topic was addressed during a recent City Commission meeting by former Mayor Anita Protos.

"I was driving through town the other day and I saw our historic old City Hall," Protos said. "Our forefathers made that City Hall. It is in bad, bad shape."

She recalled the days when what is now the Tarpon Springs Cultural Center was City Hall. That was prior to the 1986 move to the building on E Pine Street, originally the home of Tarpon Springs High School.

Built in 1915, the red-brick former City Hall is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Almost immediately after Protos finished speaking, Mayor Chris Alahouzos asked City Manager Mark LeCouris to brief her and other residents on the future of the building.

"The plans are 95 percent done," LeCouris said.

Included in the proposed city budget that begins Oct. 1 is a $650,000 renovation project, funded by Penny for Pinellas money.

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