It was announced today in Tampa during the 36th Annual Conference of the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation that the Historic Chapman Auditorium has now been identified as a success for ongoing preservation funding efforts.
Last year during the annual conference the Trust announced the auditorium one of the most endangered historic sites in the state, which generated an outpour of public support toward preserving the 80-year-old art deco building.
Also earlier today Florida State Senator Bill Montford released the 2014 Florida Legislative End of Session Report, which included an appropriation of $50K to place a new roof over the auditorium.
In other conference news the Trust named Apalachicola Planning & Zoning member Lynn Wilson Spohrer to its board of trustees. This years conference, which ends May 17 is well attended by an entourage from Apalachicola, which include Spohrer, City Administrator Betty Webb and Contract City Planner Cindy Clark.