Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Tarpon to begin search for more historic buildings

TARPON SPRINGS — Think your old Craftsman bungalow deserves some recognition?

Now's the chance to make your case.

This month, the city will begin a six-month survey of buildings in and near the city's historic district.

"Some sites were inadvertently missed in the original survey," said Kathleen Monahan, Tarpon Springs' cultural and civic services director.

And others may be eligible for inclusion because they're now 20 years older than they were when the first survey was completed in 1988, Monahan said.

To be included, buildings generally need to be 50 years or older and have no major changes to the original architectural character, but others may qualify because of their relationship to historic people or events.

The city's historic district is bordered roughly by Beekman Lane and Canal Street to the west, Boyer Street to the south, Levis Avenue to the east and Park Street to the north.

The survey will also focus on buildings near Spring Bayou in the "fruit salad district," so-named for surrounding streets such as Lime, Orange and Pineapple.

City officials are asking current owners or residents to help identify historic structures by providing information on previous owners, original architects or builders and year of construction.

The survey, funded by a $21,500 matching grant awarded by the Florida Department of State's Division of Historical Resources, should be completed by June.

Owners of buildings deemed historically significant will be required to abide by design and maintenance guidelines created to preserve the character of the area.

Rita Farlow can be reached at or (727) 445-4162.

What's next

Historic district

City commissioners will hear a presentation on the project at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 13 at City Hall, 324 E Pine Street. A meeting seeking public input will be at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 14 at the Heritage Museum, 100 Beekman Lane in Craig Park.

Tarpon to begin search for more historic buildings 01/02/09 [Last modified: Sunday, January 4, 2009 2:00pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Gators rally past Kentucky, streak hits 31


    LEXINGTON, Ky. — For the second week in a row, Florida found itself storming the field in a game that came down to the last second. A 57-yard field-goal attempt by Kentucky kicker Austin MacGinnis came just a few feet short of making history and snapping a 30-year losing streak, as the No. 20 Gators escaped a …

    Florida wide receiver Brandon Powell (4) scores a touchdown during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Kentucky, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Lexington, Ky.
  2. Pen makes it way too interesting as Rays hang on for 9-6 win


    A couple of home runs provided the news pegs of the night for the Rays, but it was more topical to talk about what nearly happened as they hung on for a 9-6 win over the Orioles.

    Lucas Duda's three-run homer in the third inning was the Rays' record-breaking 217th of the season, as well as his …

  3. An attempt to project what Rays will look like in 2018

    The Heater

    BALTIMORE — We know what the Rays look like this year: a team that had enough talent but too many flaws, in construction and performance, and in the next few days will be officially eliminated from a wild-card race it had a chance to win but let slip away.

    Adeiny Hechavarria, high-fiving Lucas Duda, seems likely to be brought back.
  4. Trump fallout: Bucs' DeSean Jackson to make 'statement' Sunday


    Bucs receiver DeSean Jackson said Saturday that he will make a "statement" before today's game against the Vikings in response to President Donald Trump's comment that owners should "fire" players who kneel in protest during the national anthem.

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver DeSean Jackson (11) makes a catch during the first half of an NFL game between the Chicago Bears and Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017.
  5. Kriseman invites Steph Curry to St. Pete on Twitter


    Mayor Rick Kriseman is no stranger to tweaking President Donald Trump on social media.

    Mayor Rick Kriseman took to Twitter Saturday evening to wade into President Donald Trump's latest social media scuffle