Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Perhaps the most treasured building in Tallahassee is Florida's historic old state Capitol, which has been standing on this same site since 1845. The building went through many changes through the years until that 22 story high rise you see behind it, now known as the "new" Capitol, was built almost 40 years ago. Unfortunately it is impossible to get a good shot of one without the other. Believe it or not, when the new Capitol was being built, the original plan was to demolish the old one. There was a huge protest over that, so lawmakers decided to restore the old Capitol to its 1902 appearance, including those red and white striped awnings on the windows which are authentic to the period.
Linking to Tuesday's Treasures.