For Immediate Release
Monday, May 23, 2016
Contact: Meredith Beatrice,
MEDIA ADVISORY: Los Robles Neighborhood Historic District Walking Tour
The Department of State invites the public and members of the media to attend a brief program and walking tour of the Los Robles Neighborhood Historic District on Tuesday, May 24, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The Los Robles subdivision was platted in 1926 on the site of a 37 acre farm which included a 19th century farmhouse that was relocated but still exists in the neighborhood. The district, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in November 2015, has 70 contributing residences of various architectural styles, in addition to one city-owned park. The Woman’s Club of Tallahassee was listed on the National Register in 1987.
WHEN: Tuesday, May 24, 2016, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
There will be an orientation from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Woman’s Club of Tallahassee, followed by a guided walking tour.
LOCATION: Woman’s Club of Tallahassee
1513 Cristobal Drive
SPEAKERS: Bob Jones, National Register Specialist, Florida Division of Historical Resources; Mick Slager; and Candice Mitchell, Los Robles Neighborhood Association; Jimmie Williams, Past President, Los Robles Neighborhood Association
The walking tour is being hosted as part of the Florida Division of Historical Resources celebration of National Historic Preservation Month and its “Preservation 50” initiative, which recognizes the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act and shines a light on the past, present, and potential future achievements in historic preservation.
Preservation50 is the national initiative commemorating the 50th anniversary of the signing of the National Historic Preservation Act on October 15, 1966 by President Lyndon B. Johnson. The Act laid the groundwork for programs and procedural protections that are fundamental to historic preservation efforts today. Learn more about it here. Throughout 2016, the Florida Division of Historical Resources invites you to join us in the national celebration of Preservation50.Many of the programs administered today by the Florida Division of Historical Resources within the Florida Department of State, are a result of the National Historic Preservation Act. The National Register of Historic Places, Certified Local Government programs, and the Section 106 Review Process, receive funding support from the Historic Preservation Fund created by the Act, which also established state and tribal historic preservation programs, and State Historic Preservation Officers who are appointed to preserve the nation’s cultural and historic resources.
About The Division of Historical Resources
The Florida Department of State’s Division of Historical Resources (DHR) is responsible for preserving and promoting Florida’s historical, archaeological, and folk culture resources. The Division Director’s office oversees a grants-in-aid program to help preserve and maintain Florida’s historic buildings and archaeological sites; coordinates outreach programs such as the State Historic Markers program and the Florida Folklife program which identifies and promotes the state's traditional culture. DHR directs historic preservation efforts throughout the state in cooperation with state and federal agencies, local governments, private organizations, and individuals. The Division director serves as the State Historic Preservation Officer, acting as the liaison with the national historic preservation program conducted by the National Park Service. The Division is comprised of two Bureaus, archaeological research and historic preservation. For more information visit flheritage.com.