1600 Miccosukee Rd – Tallahassee, Florida
Margaret Wilson Foundation
The Carriage House is the replication of a North Florida historic plantation structure. Destroyed by Hurricane Kate in 1985, shattered pieces of the original Carriage House were still on the plantation grounds 7 years later when the process of restoring and opening the plantation for public access was begun. Early studies for making this private foundation self sustaining indicated that a reconstructed Carriage House Conference Center would generate signifi cant income to support the larger mission of the foundation’s twenty building complex. The facility, built on the footprint and retaining the appearance of the turn-of-the 20th century barn and stables, was designed to host groups of 300. A Catering Kitchen, Storage and Bride’s Room augment the Conference Room. The stables serve as unisex restrooms. The project retains the original 1911 appearance, utilizing materials and assemblies that maintain the barn like appearance while providing a climate controlled Conference Facility that meets all current Life Safety, ADA and Florida Building Code requirements.
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