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Preserve a part of history
Article published on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014
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Editor:
I am currently doing the historical reviews of all of Clearwater’s history since its beginnings. I volunteer in the historical research section at the main library. I also have all the Belleview Biltmore history from Henry Plant’s first beginning in Belleair.

Many historical sites, homes and buildings built as far back as the mid 1800s have been renovated, turned down but more importantly moved

I think saving part of the Belleview Biltmore could be done as a win-win situation as so much of it has deteriorated. The historic Plumb house was moved and is a historical museum. It has vintage furniture, artifacts and a short video of its history.

Recently, they moved the Turner House to Heritage Village.

My suggestion: Donate and move the most historic part of the Biltmore to Heritage Village, where it can be restored to its original look. Perhaps it can be similar to the fabulous one at the University of Tampa’s museum.

Change the code to residential with more single homes and townhouses to save green space and traffic issues.

It is a win for the Belleview Biltmore because part of it will be preserved and visited for years to come. It is a win for our town because other important issues can be addressed and we will start being able to collect much needed tax money.

Just a thought of mine while looking at hundreds of historic sites at the library.

Many people have used clever solutions to preserve – at least – a part of history.

Perhaps the town of Belleair can preserve the “soul” of Belleair while moving forward, which is always hard.

Roma Allen
Belleair
Article published on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014
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