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Cascades developer shares plans for historical markers

from Tallahassee Democrat

Rendering Four Corners of History Marker at Cascades Park

By TaMaryn Waters

History associated with Cascades Park and neighboring properties will be memorialized with commemorative markers after years of public input from local experts.  

Built with corten and stainless steels, the Tallahassee Civil Rights Memorial exhibit will stand on the former site of the Leon County Jail, where a group of civil rights activists held a nonviolent “jail-in” to protest segregation in the 1960s. 

The second, smaller exhibit is dedicated to Tallahassee’s “Four Corners of History,” a reference to the significant Art Moderne architectural heritage present at the intersection of East Gaines and South Gadsden streets.

According to organizers, the Four Corners exhibit will share the story of the Old City Waterworks Building, the Caroline Brevard Grammar School, the former Leon County Health Unit and the former jail site.

The design and purpose of these structures represent the growing importance of public institutions at the turn of the 19th century. 

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