Check out our recurring column in this week’s edition of the Apalachicola Times. This week it’s on the topic of our historic plaque program, funded by Visit Florida. The vision of this program is to educate tourists and the general public about significant buildings, structures, and objects, as well as outstanding events and people involved in local, state, national, and/or international history. It will represent a partnership between the city, Apalachicola Area Historical Society; and Main Street, which has economic development through historic preservation is at the core its mission. To be eligible, the location must be within the downtown district, defined as Battery Park to the Scipio Creek Boat Basin, and Water Street to Sixth Street. Buildings must be at least 50 years old. The plaques will show an historic photo of the property, when available. A grant from Visit Florida is providing funding which will make the first 12 plaques available for only $100. The cost of subsequent plaques will be $400, so we urge anyone interested to get your application in today. If you are interested in placing an historic plaque on your building, please contact us for more information. Remember, the first 12 applicants get a plaque for $100, a $300 discount. Click here to download an application form.
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