Our City

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…

The Transportation Change in Tallahassee

Thirty years ago, the goals of transportation infrastructure planning were simple: build more roads and widen existing ones. There wasn’t any talk of “pedestrian-friendly communities,” “multi-modal transportation districts” or “interconnectivity,” and the public’s perception of a “smart” car was the…

History of The Arts in Tallahassee

  There was a time in Tallahassee’s not-so-distant past when refrigerator displays of children’s artwork served as the only galleries in town, and the best musical performance most people got to see was their church’s choir singing on a Sunday.…

Mary Call Darby Collins – Just Herself

Not many in Tallahassee would respond to hearing her name by asking, “Mary Call who?” She’s well known and widely admired by countless friends and by many others who know her only because of her name and her status as…