Press Release: Tallahassee City Communications
WHAT: The Tallahassee branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will host a ceremony tomorrow afternoon to recognize improvements being made to the historic building that will serve as their office once renovations are completed this summer. Immediately following the program, guests and media are invited to tour the building.
WHEN: Friday, April 5, at 2 p.m.
WHO: City of Tallahassee, Leon County and State of Florida elected and appointed officials; NAACP officials and
members; and representative from the Community Redevelopment Agency
WHERE: Franklin Building, 719 W. Brevard Street
Please reference the attached map for parking options.
DETAILS: The historic Franklin Building, located in Frenchtown, will serve as the future home of the Tallahassee branch of the NAACP and the Tallahassee Civil Rights Museum. The building is currently undergoing major renovations with $200,000 in funding from the Community Redevelopment Agency, an agency funded by the City of Tallahassee and Leon County. The building was donated by the Frenchtown Community Development Corporation and relocated to 719 W. Brevard Street, a City owned property leased by the NACCP. Both the City of Tallahassee and Leon County government provided financial assistance in the amount of $50,000 each to assist in the relocation of the historic building to its current site.