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May 23rd hearing date set for Warm Mineral Springs nomination to National Register

As part of the Warm Mineral Springs Park Master Plan process, Kimley-Horn & Associates and Lorrie Muldowney, President of Creative Preservation, LLC., facilitated a nomination in November 2018 to add the park’s three existing buildings to the National Register of Historic Places on behalf of the City of North Port. The Springs itself was added to the National Register in 1977.

The Bureau of Historic Preservation – Division of Historical Resources has advised the City that the hearing date with the National Register Review Board for the Warm Mineral Spring Park buildings is on May 23, 2019. It will be held at 1:30 p.m. at the R. A. Gray Building, room 307, 500 S. Bronough St., Tallahassee, 32399.

Public letters of support for the Warm Mineral Springs Park buildings historic nomination can be submitted up to the meeting date of May 23, 2019. The Bureau of Historic Preservation advises that the best time to send letters in is 2-3 weeks before the meeting date, so copies can be provided to National Register Review Board members. All letters of support can be sent to the following address:

Ms. Alissa Lotane
Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer
Bureau of Historic Preservation
500 S. Bronough St.,
Tallahassee, FL 32399

The Warm Mineral Springs Motel, Spa, and Cyclorama were all built to accommodate the celebration of Florida’s Quadricentennial, which lasted for three months and started in December 1959. The Motel was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2012. The Warm Mineral Springs Park Spa Building and Cyclorama were designed in 1959 by architect Jack West, a leader of the Sarasota School of Architecture movement.

For more information about Warm Mineral Springs Park, visit www.CityofNorthPort.com/WarmMineralSpringsPark.