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ON THE DEMOLITION LIST Look carefully the next time you are on the 1000 block of Second Street, because you will not see this 1924 building much longer. Photo by Stan Zimmerman THE CITY'S HISTORIC PRESERVATION BOARD GRANTS PROPERTY OWNERS' PETITION TO TEAR DOWN A SECOND STREET BUILDING By Stan Zimmerman City Editor The Sarasota City Historic Preservation Board belied its name on Tuesday, Jan. 14, when its members agreed unanimously to allow demolition of a two-story structure built in 1924, which is on the city's list of historically designated buildings. The destruction ostensibly will make way for a new hotel on U.S. 41. Alex and Marlene Lancaster asked the board for a Certificate of Appropriateness to tear down their structure at 1225-1231 Second Street, just east of the Tamiami Trail and a block west of the downtown Selby Library. The property was under contract to an adjacent landowner who wants to build a new hotel. Preliminary It's a little like losing a child. plans were submitted Marlene Lancaster to the city last July for Property Owner a high-rise building on

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