Wednesday, May 17, 2006

The Walker Library


The Walker Library, originally uploaded by freestone.

Tallahassee, florida, usa.

The old library, one of the first in florida, organized by plantation women and the currant Governor, then.

taken about 5 pm in the afternoon.

[quote] Springtime is a civic organization dedicated to the promotion and preservation of Tallahassee history. The home and meeting place of the Springtime Board of Directors is the David S. Walker Library built in 1903. David S. Walker for whom the library is named was the founder of Tallahassee's first library and Governor of Florida from 1865-1868. The Walker library was a functioning library until 1976 and then was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Springtime members raised the funds necessary to restore the building. The library remains open for the public to see Monday through Friday
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this building is where the Sprintime tallahassee headquarters now is.

I used to walk inside, in the 1970s. About as deep, in the back, as it is wide. lots and lots of very old books, a time warp to about 1920!
Often i would wander in, and an old aristrocratic lady would be sitting at the counter. most of the books were from about 180 to about 1940. Most of the fpatrons were also from that era, as I say, a time wrap.
Many of the books now reside in rare book collections.


A LOT ot 1970 tallahassee felt like 1920, or earlier.
STILL DOES!

Uploaded by freestone on 16 May '06, 6.19pm EDT.