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Issues and Voices that Matter February 11, 2010

Historic Downtown Oviedo – Walking Tour

Historic Downtown Oviedo -- Walking Tour

In 2010, the Oviedo Preservation Project (TOPP) hosted an Historic Oviedo Walking Tour and Pancake Breakfast. Hear tour organizer Megan Sladek describe 10 historic buildings in downtown Oviedo and how the people who lived in each helped make Oviedo what it is today. Feature length – 17:40


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(Produced, reported and edited by Stephen McKenney Steck)

As you follow Ms. Sladek’s walking narrative, we have provided in the order of the tour she takes us on still pictures of each location, addresses, a locator map and a brief text description of each of the 10-historic locations she describes. Additionally, we have provided links to external Websites featuring additional information relative to the tour and to the Oviedo Preservation Project.

Sladek notes the cost for both breakfast and the tour is “whatever you can afford.”

The breakfast will be hosted by First United Methodist Church of Oviedo with assistance from the Oviedo Woman’s Club, the HOPE Foundation, and TOPP.

All of the profits from the breakfast will benefit those in the Oviedo community who are in need. All of the proceeds from the tour will assist students in Oviedo learn more about local history.

Extended Interview & Pictures

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Megan Sladek, executive director, TOPP & tour organizer (photo - CMF Pub Media)
Megan Sladek and Stephen McKenney Steck
Extended interview (28:43)

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Launch Slideshow

Walking Tour Map


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Additional Feature Information

Paper Resources (recommended by TOPP)

  • Circa 1960 (a booklet produced by the Oviedo Historical Society in 1982)
  • Oviedo: Biography of a Town, by Richard Adicks and Donna Neely (Executive Press, 1979)
  • Guide to Florida’s Historic Architecture (University of Florida Press, 1989)
  • Oviedo Historical Trail – Online Hiking Trail Route (Steve Ratjar, 1999)

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