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Historic building bracketology: What’s Fla’s number one structure?

by John Kennedy | March 13th, 2012

A dozen Palm Beach County landmarks are included among 100 Florida historic buildings which online voters can help narrow to one favorite structure in a competition launched Tuesday by state officials.

Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll, Secretary of State Ken Detzner and leaders of the American Institute of Architects-Florida chapter announced the contest to find Florida’s number one building in an event at state’s old Capitol, itself among the noteworthy 100.

Most of the Palm Beach County sites recall the area’s earliest days as a well-heeled resort. They include Delray Beach’s Colony Hotel, the Gulf Stream Golf Club, and Bethesda-by-the-sea Episcopal Church and St. Edward’s Catholic Church in the town of Palm Beach.

The Florida chaper of AIA is marking its 100th anniversary with the contest.

Online voting began Tuesday at www.aiaflatop100.org.

AIA-Florida plans a convention and tradeshow this summer in Palm Beach.

 

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