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Historic Sandy named as the This Old House neighborhood in Utah

(Sandy Journal) This Old House is a nationally recognized television program and magazine dedicated to preserving and restoring historic dwellings. This year its publishers named Historic Sandy as their pick for Utah's historic neighborhood. This is the third year that the contest has been going. It is Sandy's first mention on the list.

A team of editors is dedicated to this project year round and each is assigned an area of the country to find that meets their criteria. The editors look for tight knit communities with historic architecture and a sense of the importance of preserving historic areas and homes, This Old House public relations coordinator Karin Affinito said.

"We are doing our best to show that Sandy has historically significant sites, historic committee chairman Jean Corey said.

This Old House started in 1979 as a one-time 13-part series on the PBS affiliate in Boston. It became an instant hit and it found a regular place on PBS's lineup across the country. Its popularity has grown over the years and also spawned a magazine with the same name.

Sandy City Councilman Scott Cowdell, who lives in the historic section near 9000 South and State Street, said recognition for the historic area is long overdue and that this national recognition will showcase what the city and the historic committee has been doing to promote it.

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