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'Tallahassee Moderne' Showcasing Historic Structures

Caroline Brevard Grammar School - Tallahassee, Florida
Posted at 8:45 AM, Oct 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-22 07:47:40-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -- Tallahassee is full of culture and history, and there's a special opportunity this weekend to connect you to our past.

The Tallahassee Trust for Historic Preservation and Florida Heritage Foundation are teaming up to host 'Tallahassee Moderne: Creating Efficiency & Evoking Modernity.'

The idea is exploring the makings of modernity in Tallahassee. Organizers are focusing on these historic structures: the Caroline Brevard School, the county jail, the Leon County Health Unit and annex to the Leon County Courthouse, the revised City Water Works, and the electric building.

FSU Associate Professor Jennifer Koslow will give a presentation, followed by a guided walking tour of Tallahassee's historic core.

Organizers say it's a special time to look back at our past and see the parallels to today. Many of the buildings on the tour were built around 100 years ago when the Tallahassee community came together and wanted to improve the area. Organizers say that's very similar to what's happening now.

Tallahassee Moderne: Creating Efficiency & Evoking Modernity is Saturday, October 24, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. It's at the Meridian Point Building at Cascades Park. It's free to take part and all are invited.

For more information, call (850) 488-7334 or click here.