Thursday, March 30, 2017

News From Save Our Shotguns

presents PEARLS (Preserving and Embracing Apalachicola's Rich Legacy of Shotguns)

Celebrating our city's historic shotgun houses throughout the month of April.

"Orange Street" by Beth Appleton 2017© 
THIS SATURDAY April 1      
PEARLS Launch Party at the Center for History, Culture and Art
6 - 8 p.m.  Free and open to all; wine & hors d'oeuvres
Art Exhibit & Sale
An eclectic art show featuring paintings, photographs, birdhouses, models and more – over 200 artworks all with shotgun houses as their motif.                                           
Interactive Map
Introducing the Save Our Shotguns on-line neighborhood map. Click a location to learn more about it; OR tell what you know about it. 
Walking Tour Guide
Release of the Self-Guided Walking Tour Guide highlighting 17 structures on the Hill.

Photography & History Exhibit
Holy Family Senior Center, 7th Street & Avenue L
Reception at 4 p.m.  PEARLS Celebration Talent Show at 5 p.m.
Refreshments; Free & Open to the Public

The unknown photographer behind these photos taken between 1959 and 1968 had a good eye, and captured community life at the Holy Family School with sensitivity and heart.  Many people pictured are still alive today, and they are especially invited to come find themselves and their friends in these old photographs.

This exhibit is made possible thanks to the Society of Saint Edmund Archives located in Vermont, which has preserved over 100 photographs from the time the school was run by the Edmundite priests.  It remains on display throughout the month of April.

Gallery open Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays from 2 to 5 PM with the exception of Sundays April 2, 16, and 30.

next SATURDAY  April 8
from 9 - 5 p.m.
Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art, 86 Water Street
Participate in all or any part of this free day-long conversation about recent advances in ways to create affordable housing and livable neighborhoods through historic preservation.

Symposium and Ideas Exchange

9:00  Doors open

9:30 – 10:45
When 'What's Old Is New Again'
The Challenges of Tailoring Land Use Regulation and Tapping Technology
Ryan Rowberry is a tenured associate professor and the co-director for the Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth. He teaches Property Law, Natural Resources Law, and Environmental Law.
John Travis Marshall is an assistant professor at the Georgia State University College of Law, where he teaches and serves as associate director of the Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth.

11:00 – 12:00
Finding, Fitting and Funding: Preserving the Old and Building the New
in a Historic Southern Neighborhood
Carey Shea is the founder and executive director of Home by Hand a nonprofit housing development and advocacy organization headquartered in New Orleans. Prior to launching Home by Hand, Carey led Project Home Again, building over 170 homes for families that had lost their homes in Hurricane Katrina.
12:00 – 1:00    Lunch at any of Apalachicola's fine restaurants.

1:00 – 2:00
Ten Lessons for Designing and Preserving Small Towns
Educated in anthropology, city planning and architecture at the Universities of Arkansas and Pennsylvania, Richard Dagenhart is now Emeritus Professor of Architecture at Georgia Tech in Atlanta.  Dagenhart’s  current teaching focuses on urban design, urban history and environmental issues with studies including neighborhood preservation and redevelopment in Savannah, Georgia.

2:15 – 3:15
The Hill: Past, Present and Future
Ruffin Rhodes, AIA is a Florida Registered Architect and owner/partner of Rhodes+Brito Architects located in Orlando, Florida.  Ruffin was born in Apalachicola and is the oldest of four children.  His father was the late Air Force Chief Master Sargent Ruffin L. Rhodes and his mother is Bertha Croom.  As a teenager, Ruffin worked with his grandfather to build and repair many of the homes on the Hill.

3:15 – 4:00  What's Next for Apalachicola?
Panel discussion with all our presenters and q&a

Get Involved! Save Our Shotguns

no amount is too big or too small; donations in the form of a building or lot are welcome. 

there are all sorts of opportunities to pitch in.

to find out more. 

We appreciate your support!

Save Our Shotguns Apalachicola is a non-profit 501(c)(3) working to preserve the historic structures of Apalachicola for the purpose of affordable housing.  We are an all-volunteer organization dedicated to our mission: to preserve historic structures, to create housing for low and moderate income people, and to create training and jobs for local residents.