Friday, April 11, 2014

New public restrooms in downtown Apalachicola to receive historic preservation award


The City of Apalachicola was notified in a letter dated April 2, 2014, from the Florida Heritage Foundation and the Tallahassee Trust for Historic Preservation that the recently constructed public restroom project in downtown Apalachicola was recognized by the 2014 Tallahassee/Leon County Historic Preservation Awards.

Placed into service last October the restroom project will receive an award for outstanding achievement in the New Construction category at the 2014 Tallahassee/Leon County Historic Preservation Awards Ceremony scheduled for May 8 at the Florida Historic Capitol Museum in Tallahassee.

The project was painstakingly designed on behalf of the city by Historic Preservation Architect Mark Tarmey to keep in harmony with the historic ambience of downtown Apalachicola.  The cost to construct totaled $300K and was funded through a Community Development Block Grant as an initiative of the City’s Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA).

The restroom construction project marks the second city project to be recognized in the last two-years for keeping in sync with other historic structures in Apalachicola.  The other project was the restoration of Historic Holy Family and it was recognized in May 2012 by Trinity Church Historic Apalachicola Home & Garden Tour.  That project received the Tour’s newly-created Passion for Preservation Award.