Wednesday, March 25, 2009
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!