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Woman’s Clubs Preserve Temple Terrace ‘1 Step at a Time’

Six stepping stones made out of pieces of tile from the old Publix mural have been placed at the Family Recreation Complex.

The cuts and scrapes that Temple Terrace woman’s clubs members received while chipping away pieces of tile from the old Publix mural have healed, and now the clubs are spreading the pieces around the community.

On Saturday, a few clubs members gathered at the City of Temple Terrace Family Recreation Complex to place six stepping stones in the landscaping in front of the building. Each stone displays a mosaic made out of the salvaged Publix mural tile pieces.

“I never realized how neat it is to go back and see what you’ve forgotten,” said Maryrose Owens, president of the GFWC Temple Terrace Woman’s Club. “I moved here in 1974, and I will always remember that Publix each time I see one of these stones. That’s where most everybody went to get groceries.”

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The old Publix building and other old storefronts in the downtown redevelopment area were demolished in February, route: {:controller=>"articles", :action=>"show", :id=>"publix-mural-demolished"} --> to make way for , husband of clubs member Anita Long, chipped off some of the tile pieces. At that time, clubs weren’t sure exactly how the pieces would be used but

David M. Long September 18, 2012 at 01:02 PM
Love the comment by Scott Andrews about preserving our history one step at a time.
Anita Long September 18, 2012 at 02:25 PM
We love your support Temple Terrace Patch!

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