Rebirth of Apalachicola's Squares
Like many American towns and cities, Apalachicola, Florida was originally laid out in a grid pattern with several town squares. To a large degree, that design has fallen prey to ravages of time. But now there's a community effort to bring back that concept. We speak with: Diane Brewer, pro bono project manager of Restore Apalachicola's Historic Squares; Camilo Romero, senior at FAMU/FSU College of Engineering and part of the project's design team; Marie Marshall, retired educator, former president of the Historic Apalachicola Foundation and wife of the late Willoughby Marshall who initially envisioned and advocated for the restoration of the squares; John Travis Marshall, associate professor of law at Georgia State University, expert on urban revitalization and son of Marie and Willoughby Marshall; and Robert Volpe, land use attorney and legal adviser to the Foundation.