Sunday, February 6, 2011

Leroy Collins Leon County Public Library



The main building of the Leon County Public Library is located downtown and is named for former governor of Florida, Leroy Collins. This building also gained notoriety during the 2000 U.S. presidential election because disputed ballots from Miami-Dade county were trucked to Tallahassee and brought here, where they were hand counted by local judges. While the counting was going on, hundreds of reporters were camped out in the park across the street where I was standing when I took this picture.

8 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

That is a very attractive library. Looks like a cool place to visit. I can imagine sitting in comfortable chairs reading my favorite magazine. Our libraries up here are falling on hard times and have reduced hours but have more traffic than ever before.

biebkriebels said...

Always good to see a library in a nice building. It makes my professional heart beat and want to go inside.

Cezar and Léia said...

Charming entrance!
I love the shadows and lights in this picture!
Léia :)

Rob and Mandy said...

Oh yes, that' right! Thought it looked familiar! I remember following this with great...interest, being very strongly for the ... other candidate, not your gov' bro.

Jack said...

It does look like a pretty nice library.

TheRandomTraveler said...

Interesting...and a little bit of history with it.

Jacob said...

A lovely photo of a very beautiful building.

That must have been a zoo when the ballots arrived! What a mess!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

A little piece of history. That was a nightmare back then.