History

How Midtown Became An Urban Dreamscape

Original print date: Jan/Feb 2005 In our search for an ideal community, there’s no need to go to the drawing board. In the heart of Tallahassee, the area now called Midtown is what urban planners strive to create: a living,…

Names of Downtown Parks Reflect City’s History

Original print date: Spring 1983 Can you name all seven of Tallahassee’s downtown parks? If so, you’re unusual. Many people don’t realize that there are seven parks, or that each is named for an individual. Originally the strip that encompasses…

Remembering 9/11 in A Special Way

Photos courtesy Brittany Harris and Dan Harris Local Master Gardeners prepare plantings around a model of New York City’s Twin Towers (above) at the 911 memorial garden (below) at Tallahassee’s Fire Station No. 11. Nine years ago on Sept. 11, a…

The Birth of I-10 Was Not an Easy Ride

If you remember heading west on the Big Bend stretch of Interstate 10 in the 1980s, it would be nearly impossible to forget the rhythmic sound heard by every driver from Tallahassee to Pensacola: Ba-bump. Ba-bump. Ba-bump. A fitting soundtrack…