The Game Board

According to Wikipedia – “The Monopoly game board consists of forty spaces containing twenty-eight properties (twenty-two colored streets, four railroads and two utilities), three Chance spaces, three Community Chest spaces, a Luxury Tax space, an Income Tax space, and the four corner squares: GO, (In) Jail/Just Visiting, Free Parking, and Go to Jail.”

MaryAnn Lynch has created a monopoly of sorts in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg. Purchasing properties, making improvements, trying to make it around to GO to get more money from the bank to buy even more properties. It is only fitting that she chose to name her acqusitions after the board game, even putting peices of the game into the buildings themselves.

To the right is a partial listing of her downtown properties, only some of which I have completed the postings with historical background.

A special thanks to the Google newspaper archive search service provided by The Saint Petersburg Times webportal

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