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Updated: 11/09/2013 08:00:02AM

Circus Arena may get historic status

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In this photo taken months ago, construction crews work inside the shell of the Venice Circus Arena after the outside covering of the arena had been torn off.


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The effort to get the Venice Circus Arena listed on the National Register of Historic Places got lukewarm support from the Venice City Council on Wednesday.

Larry Ivey and Dorothy Korwek, the city’s former archivist, asked Council for permission to submit a Preliminary Site Information Questionnaire to get the listing process going. Getting the arena listed would bring important federal tax credits and exemptions that could play a part in its redevelopment, they said.

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