The mayor who brought spring training to St. Petersburg lived here ‘ now you can too

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Lang owned a laundry business there but suffered from respiratory problems ‘ “Year after year he continued proselytizing on behalf of not only St. Petersburg but Florida in general.

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ST. PETERSBURG ‘ It’s been a century since Al Lang was mayor of St. Petersburg but he’s hardly been forgotten.

There’s Al Lang Stadium, once synonymous with baseball spring training, now home to the Tampa Bay Rowdies.

Green Bench Brewing, Green Bench Dental, Green Bench Flowers & Gifts ‘ all owe their names to Lang’s insistence that the city’s sidewalk benches be painted a uniform green.

And just off Fourth Avenue N and Eighth Street lies Lang’s Bungalow Court, an enclave of 13 houses Lang developed between 1912 and 1925. All but two are still standing, including the one at 336 Lang’s Court where he stayed (at least part of the time) as mayor. It is now on the market for $385,000.

Publisher: Tampa Bay Times
Date: 2019-05-17T11:50:02Z-04
Author: Susan Taylor Martin
Twitter: @TB_Times
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Sunburn ‘ The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics ‘ 5.17.19

More than 1,200 people are expected to show up Saturday at a summit to discuss the future of Florida’s public school system.

Sponsoring the event are several organizations including the’Florida Education Association‘(FEA), the’Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools‘and the League of Women Voters of Florida.

Those groups, and others, make up the new, new Coalition for Florida’s Public Schools. That coalition formed after a Legislative Session that saw the creation of a new private school voucher program, as well as a measure allowing armed teachers after undergoing training.

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