Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Tuesday's Treasures




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.

17 comments:

biebkriebels said...

I remember I have visited this building, I recognize the red white awnings. I was nice looking around inside.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, the capitol building is pretty. I like the red/white awnings. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

Gayle atMuldoon said...

Very grand. Love the new behind the old signifying progress without forgetting.

Jacob said...

It's the awnings that call me. So distinctive and attractive. And they make it a unique building.

Mama Zen said...

So glad they didn't destroy that lovely old building!

Sandra said...

when i saw the awnings i thought why would they put those on a historic building. did not know red striped awnings were done that far back in time... our downtown Old Main has green striped awnings and i did not know the awnings are historic.

Sharon Anck said...

This made me smile because we have the same problem here with our state capitol. There is a new and very plain high-rise building right behind it and trying to photograph the actual capitol building without that building in it is almost impossible.

Tom said...

The first image is a great mixture of the old and the new. It's great to find National Register of Historical Places plaques. That awning sure captured my attention, it most help cool a hot day. Thanks Lois for coming to this weeks party, the welcome mat is always out.

VP said...

An interesting building with some really eye-catching awnings!

Karl Demetz said...

A real treasure, Lois.

William Kendall said...

I do prefer the old Capitol building to the new one!

cieldequimper said...

It's beautiful (unlike that new one). I loooooove the second shot and all those windows!

RedPat said...

I love the awnings!

Revrunner said...

Far more attractive than the building behind.

Cranberry Morning said...

It's good to hear restoration rather than demolition. We had a beautiful old courthouse in our county, but it was torn down in the 1970s and replaced with a horrid gray Soviet style building. :-((

Cranberry Morning said...

It's good to hear restoration rather than demolition. We had a beautiful old courthouse in our county, but it was torn down in the 1970s and replaced with a horrid gray Soviet style building. :-((

Rose said...

This sure is a beautiful place. It is so funny, beautiful isn't the exact word...but I don't know what else to say. It is just so fine.