Testimonial Dinner Will Honor Restoration Head Earle Newton


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Testimonial Dinner Will Honor Restoration Head Earle Newton
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Progress Photos Book No. 4
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St. Augustine Historical Restoration and Preservation Commission Staff Members
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Shimer, Leon
The Florida Times-Union
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University of Florida
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By LEs-ON Sa'r I herst College magna cum come director of Old SturST. AUG laude in 1938, received his bridge Village in Massachumonial di masters degree from Colum- setts. w bia University in 1939 and continued his doctor st After two years of furter
there in 1939-40 Whl academic work, Newton beas director of the ont came director of the Pennsylexpected Historical Society, he founded vana storcal ad Museum expected toea and edited Vermont Life, ini- Commission's B u r e au of yThe dinner is b tiated and edited Growth of Museums and Historic Sites by restoration commit Vermont and served as chair- and Properties and in 1959 beChairman H. E. Wolfe, Law- man of several state commis- came executive director of rence Lewis Jr. and William the St. Austine Restoration Sims II. Newton has resigned and assume&duhis post here after guiding the In director general of the restoration program since its f tor of Quadricentennial beginning eight years ago. He Society, ion, appointed by has accepted a position as di- Ame John F. Kennedy. rector of the Pensacola Resto- served he was named presiration Commission. In 1950, he dent of the St. Augustine ResThe dinner will be held in toration Inc., a nonprofit corthe Ponce de Leon Motor Lodge. Principal speaker will poration set the resbe Robert R. Feagin, presi- toration co dent of Florida Publishing Earle Newton Newton duCo. ties as dir raSNewton has been instrumen- .pate in the restoration work. tion orn ital in assuring the success of Through his work with oth- rector Br und the 20-year, $20-million resto- er countries, Newton has in- March 1. will ration program and most ob- stilled in the minds of the be effective on wevservers agree that the pro- local people a realization that er, he will erve gram is at least five years the restoration is not a local as a consult he restora-ahead of schedule. project by is international in tion program
Since the program began, scope. Seve taries includNewton who is internationally Newton's vision in project- ing S of State Tom 'known, has contacted r i the restoration program Adams to President countries to expandthe key fac- Verle Pope nd Rep. A. H. gram to a national ught about Craig and local government parish government program, leaders are expected to attend funds for the co s agree. the dinner. Casa del tion in his
can com ty, Newton
Organizat any foreign
States cons come to the
American Ce it to te a look at / American couthe restoration program.
being encouraged to partici- Newton, a graduate of Am.