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Cascades is a place to play, but it’s also a place to pause. 

Situated on the previous site of the former Leon County Jail, a new historical plaza will highlight key moments in Tallahassee’s history and honor the courageous men and women who pioneered the nation’s first non-violent “jail-in” during the Civil Rights Movement. 

A team of local educators, preservationists and Civil Rights activists began working with Cascades developer, North American Properties, in 2017 to collect input from the community and cast a vision for this outdoor space, located at the southeast corner of East Gaines and South Gadsden Streets.

The project is currently in the early phases of design and scheduled for completion in late 2020.

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Dozens of Tallahassee residents gather to offer input on how to best commemorate the historical significance of Cascades.