Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Old Capitol

 
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The flowers are blooming on the lawn of the historic old Florida Capitol building in downtown Tallahassee.

A note about the awnings:
The historic Old Florida Capitol building has been restored to it's 1902 appearance and is individually listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Apparently wide-striped red and white operable awnings can be seen in postcards as early as 1902. When rehabilitation plans were drawn up for the building, the initial intention was not to duplicate the awnings. Energy studies, however, showed that significant cost savings could be achieved by installing the awnings and today the building stands with this highly colorful feature added. I will be showing a close-up of the awnings tomorrow!

13 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Bonjour!
This historic building is so beautiful!Specially those columns and flowers in front of it!
Great post!
Léia

Darla said...

It is pretty isn't it? I still can't get used to those red and white stripes..........Yes, I was born here in Tally........but still, not my favorite.

JM said...

So pretty!

Hope your hummingbird will survive; he's so cute, poor little fellow!

the buddhess said...

It doesn't look like old. It looks neat.

Hilda said...

Do red and white stripes mean something special there? It's in both the awning and the flowers so it got me intrigued.

Never thought I'd use simple and grand in the same sentence, but that's what this building is! Love those lamps too.

Pam said...

What a marvelous old building this is. I do need to visit your wonderful town. Thanks for your visits, Lois. Be well,be happy ~ Pam

Rambling Round said...

This is beautifully southern and very Floridian.

Hilda said...

Thanks for the additional info, Lois! I actually like the red and white awning, especially now that you say they're historically accurate (and energy saving too!).

Jacob said...

I've never seen this building - it is beautiful...I'm not sure about the striped awnings either, however...but they are historical so they do belong!

This may sound dumb, but is how is the building being used?

Lisa Wilson said...

That's just immaculate! What a beautiful place.

Lois said...

Jacob-the old Capitol is mostly used as a museum these days. I think tours are provided also.

Jacob said...

Thanks, Lois. That's kinda what I thought, but wasn't sure.

Have a great day!

George Townboy said...

All buildings in Florida should have them!