3 items found
Collection ID is exactly "13" AND Subject is exactly "Historic preservation "
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Save the Capitol

Save the Capitol

Date
1978-03-30
Description
This film shows the "Save The Historic Capitol Night." It shows the interior of the old Capitol, along with such political figures as Commissioner of Agriculture Doyle Conner, Attorney General Robert Shevin, Insurance Commissioner Bill Gunter and Secretary of State Bruce Smathers. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Collection
Senator George Smathers Reports- US Capitol Building Restoration

Senator George Smathers Reports- US Capitol Building Restoration

Date
1960 (circa)
Description
Sen. George Smathers explains his opposition to funding the restoration of the west wing of the US Capitol building in Washington, D.C. He states that the Vietnam conflict demands top priority and recommends postponing the restoration project. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
Collection
The Wardlaw-Smith Mansion

The Wardlaw-Smith Mansion

Date
1978
Description
This film chronicles the purchase and restoration of the Wardlaw-Smith Mansion in Madison by residents William and Sue Goza. Built in 1860 by Benjamin F. Wardlaw, this antebellum mansion served both as a makeshift hospital after the Civil War battle of Olustee and as lodging along the escape route of former U.S. Vice President and Confederate General John C. Breckenridge.
The narrated film includes extensive footage of the house during its restoration. Madison contractor Dawson Rutherford gives an interview on the front porch of the house. He describes the difficulties of working on such a large historic structure and the difficulty of demolishing the Depression-era filling station on the property. Despite this, he believes the mansion will be an enjoyable home for the Goza family and a showplace for the Madison community.
Upon completion of the restoration, people move antique furniture back into the mansion. In the library and parlor, William Goza recounts the history of the home and expresses his hope that the people of Florida and Madison County will preserve and enjoy the house for many years to come. This film was produced by North Florida Films.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
Save the CapitolSave the CapitolHistoric preservation
Museums
Politicians
Politics
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Senator George Smathers Reports- US Capitol Building RestorationSenator George Smathers Reports- US Capitol Building RestorationCold War
Historic preservation
Politicians
Politics
Vietnam War
United States-Foreign relations-Vietnam
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ca320The Wardlaw-Smith MansionHistoric preservation
Construction workers
Historic buildings--Conservation and restoration
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