Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Interpretative Displays Will Now Grace City’s Historic Squares

City Square Interpretative Display

Interpretative displays unveiled at last month Apalachicola City Commission regular meeting that document the history of the city’s six squares are now being erected.

In a continuous effort to document the rich history of the City of Apalachicola, Cindy Clark, owner of Bay Media Services, who also serves under contract as the city planner, unveiled six new interpretative signs at the June 7th city commission meeting.  The displays are going up now at each of the city’s historic squares. (City, Chapman, Franklin, Gorrie, Madison, and Washington Squares)

City Administrator Lee Mathes assists Cindy Clark with Interpretative
signs presentation before City Commissioners at June meeting.

The new signs will complement the nine interpretive displays that are currently located and installed at city owned properties and parks along the waterfront. The design and construction of both the waterfront signs and the new historic square signs were funded through a Visit Florida grant.

Clark oversaw both projects, but collaborated with several history-minded residents, which donated their professional services on the city squares project.    Also involved is the Forgotten Coast Conservation Corps, which have been tasked with installing the signs at all six city squares.

As with the initial nine interpretive displays, each of the six new signs features historic images, interesting narrative about the specific square and a QR code that can be scanned with a smartphone that link back to the City of Apalachicola website where additional and detailed information about each square can be obtained.