City Hall, a former cotton warehouse, was constructed in 1836 and is currently undergoing repair and renovation.
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Apalachicola seeking time capsule-worthy items

Apalachicola’s historic Middlebrook building, located at the corner of Water Street and Avenue E, is currently undergoing extensive repair and restoration to preserve and protect this historic landmark damaged during the 2018 Hurricane Michael. 

To commemorate the work and the history of this iconic landmark, the city is putting together a time capsule that will be buried beneath a soon-to-be poured concrete floor of the building that once served as City Hall and the police station. 

Do you have a memory of this great old building that you’d like to share? Did you work in this building at one time? We’re collecting photos, newspaper clippings and general memories of this building constructed in 1836 that is currently undergoing repair and renovation thanks to a $395,000 grant from the National Parks Service and Florida Department of State Division of Historical Resources. 

Be a part of history! Bring your pictures to the city offices (192 Coach Wagner Boulevard) by Monday, Sept. 18 and we’ll tuck it gently in the time capsule to save for generations to come! Be sure and write your name and relationship to the building on the back.

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Meet the Editor

David Adlerstein, The Apalachicola Times’ digital editor, started with the news outlet in January 2002 as a reporter.

Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

Wendy Weitzel The Star Digital Editor

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