Belleview Biltmore Video:  Interview with Pinellas County, Belleair and

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         Edward Lee Jameson

In memoriam 1945 to 2010  (featured in the video)

Ed Jameson was Vice President of our Save the Biltmore Preservationists.  He dedicated his time to help save the hotel since 2004.  We are truly grateful for all the effort he placed into saving the hotel.  He's now passed on for the greater good, to save any historic structures up above.

Below is an excellent video produced by Pinellas County, Florida which includes interior photos of the Biltmore, a synopsis of the efforts to save the Biltmore since 2004, including our late nonprofit Save the Biltmore Preservationist Vice President, Ed Jameson, former Florida Governor Charlie Crist who visited the hotel October 2007, Legg Mason's Managing Director Joseph Penner, Biltmore Managing Director and Vice President Martin Smith, Biltmore executive assistant and tour guide Sharon Delahanty and interviews with Pinellas County Commissioner Karen Seel, Belleair town Commissioner Stephanie Oddo, Marcia Crawley Director of Department of Communications, Pinellas County, Mike Moore Producer Progressive Pinellas and beautiful renderings of the future renovation plans. The interview was held at the Belleview Biltmore January 24, 2008 in regards to historic preservation in Pinellas County. Pinellas County is working towards establishing a historic preservation ordinance to help save other historic buildings in the county. There are approximately 10,000 historic structures in Pinellas County. This video will take about 125 seconds to download.  It will start automatically once it is downloaded.    To stop it at any time, hit the "escape" key located in the upper left hand corner of your computer.  To restart it where you have left off if you stop it, just put your cursor over the picture again, right click your mouse and hit "play".    To start it all over again, simple "refresh" this web page.  This video was produced by Pinellas County and broadcast on their local TV station.   The video is about 15 minutes in length.

While the Belleview Biltmore was saved from demolition in 2007, the hotel unfortunately is under threat of demolition again despite the passage of a historic preservation ordinance in Belleair in 2005. We urge you to contact any realtors in your area to tell them that the Belleview Biltmore is for sale and they or you may contact us at 

Contact: Diane Hein, President, Save the Biltmore Preservationists

To view the video click YouTube: