Historic Plant City Walking Tour

APA Florida Chapter, Suncoast Section

#9141183

Saturday, December 16, 2017
10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EST

Plant City, FL, United States

CM | 2.50

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Overview

The Florida APA Suncoast Chapter Young Planners Group (YPG) will be rewinding the clock: Come take a step back in time, as you wander through the oak-lined brick roads and enchanting arcades of Historic Downtown Plant City District, a community with a rich railroad, strawberry, and agricultural history. This tour will be filled with unique facts about Plant City’s architecture, monuments, and stories about the early movers and shakers of this small, tenacious southern community. In addition to learning about the history, attendees will learn about the importance of historic preservation in a small Florida town.  You will also learn about the present and future of Plant City, through the lens of Plant City’s Main Street & the Plant City Midtown Redevelopment district. 

Speakers

Shelby Bender

Shelby Jean Roberson Bender is the Executive Director and President of the East Hillsborough Historical Society. EHHS’s offices, Pioneer Museum and Quintilla Geer Bruton Archives Center is located in the historic 1914 Plant City High School Community Center. She serves as Chairman of the City of Plant City Historic ... Read More

Mara Latorre

Mara Latorre is a hybrid between a visual artist, and an urban planner. Back in 2011, she received her bachelor's degree in Sociology, with an emphasis in Urban Studies, from the University of South Florida. Mara Latorre had her first exposure to affordable housing programming, during her duration with ... Read More

Contact Info

Mara Latorre, mlatorre@plantcitygov.com