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Florida's Historic Capitol Expected To Undergo Another Makeover


Florida’s historic old Capitol is expected to get more repairs starting next year. It’s part of a plan approved by the Florida Legislature that granted 1-million dollars for renovating for the historic building.

Over the years, the old Florida Capitol has experienced water damage, some of the paint is chipping off the walls, and its foundation needs some repairs. So, lawmakers allocated a little over a million dollars to fix and mend the areas that need restoring.  

It’s not the first time the museum has gotten a bit of a makeover. Last year, the museum had its copper roofing replaced to fix some of the water intrusion, which cost the state about 600-thousand dollars.

The Old Capitol is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and certain guidelines must be followed to keep up with the needed repairs.

The renovation is slated to be completed in about a year, and should start in 2013. Over the next month or so, the state is accepting bids for companies interested in taking care of the repairs.

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Sascha Cordner has more than ten years of public radio experience. It includes working at NPR member station WUFT-FM in Gainesville for several years. She's worked in both radio and TV, serving in various capacities as a reporter, producer and anchor. She's also a graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in telecommunications. She is the recipient of 15 awards from the Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), and Edward R. Murrow. Her award-winning stories include her coverage on the infamous “Dozier School for Boys” and a feature titled "Male Breast Cancer: Lost in the Sea of Pink." Currently, Sascha serves as the host and producer of local and state news content for the afternoon news program "All Things Considered" at WFSU. Sascha primarily covers criminal justice and social services issues. When she's not reporting, Sascha likes catching up on her favorite TV shows, singing and reading. Follow Sascha Cordner on Twitter:@SaschaCordner.