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St. Pete vs. Tampa: An Architectural Tale of Two Cities with Dr. Ray Arsenault and Dr. Gary Mormino
St. Pete vs. Tampa. The Sunshine City vs. The Cigar City. One a seasonal retreat built on sunshine and tourism, the other an industrial port city built on immigrant labor and agriculture.
Professors Ray Arsenault and Gary Mormino have discussed the highs and lows, heroes and scoundrels of St. Petersburg and Tampa on several occasions. This time they will sharpen their focus upon their favorite architectural wonders and blunders across the Tampa Bay skyline.
This lecture will be held indoors at the historic St. Petersburg Woman's Club located on Snell Isle. Masks are strongly encouraged.
$10 for PTB members and $20 for non-members.
A cash donation bar and light snacks will be included.
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Raymond Arsenault, PhD is the recently retired John Hope Franklin Professor of Southern History and Chairman of the Department of History and Politics at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, where he had taught since 1980. A specialist in the political, social, environmental, and civil rights history of the American South, Arsenault is the author or editor of eight books, including St. Petersburg and the Florida Dream, 1888-1950; Paradise Lost? The Environmental History of Florida, co-edited with Jack E. Davis; and Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice, which was named a New York Times Editor’s Choice, and awarded the 2007 Frank L. and Harriet C. Owsley Prize of the Southern Historical Association as the most important book published in the field of Southern history in 2006.
Gary R. Mormino, PhD received his doctorate in history from the University of North Carolina and has taught at the University of South Florida since 1977. His books include The Immigrant World of Ybor City, Land of Sunshine State of Dreams: A Social History of Modern Florida; and Dreams in the New Century: Instant Cities, Shattered Hopes, and Florida’s Turning Point. In 2012, he received the Lifetime Achievement in Writing award from Florida Humanities. The Frank E. Duckwall professor emeritus, he is a frequent contributor to the Tampa Bay Times
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