After the installation of the cottages, the boardwalks, steps (stadium seating for the Lyceum lawn) fencing and other work took place. Recently, sculptor Mark Dickson from Tallahassee, gave the Seaside Institute “Messenger,” a 10-foot high, 600 lb. sculpture, to keep on display in the Village for several years. A very successful fundraiser was held to outfit the space with tables and chairs. In the last few months, the Village has been used by student and faculty from a half-dozen universities, writers, painters, and photographers for workshops and hosted several conferences. We consider this project a huge success already.
The 7th and final cottage was placed on the last foundation this morning at 9:30 a.m. The cottage will be ADA compliant and have ADA access to it with a ramp constructed on the Smolian Circle side. Still lots to do at the site between now and our (hopeful) completion date of April 30. A large boardwalk will be built to connect all of the cottages and form a central space for gathering. The access ramp and a living fence along Smolian will be built. And, a porch will be added to the center cottage on the south side to provide aesthetic balance. In addition, a large 10 X 20 roof will also be added to the same cottage on the Lyceum side. This will form a large porch, which will be furnished with tables and chairs.
Photo by Brandan Babineaux
Some photos from today’s move. Five of the seven cottages have found their homes on the previously built foundations. The last two will be installed tomorrow. Great work done today!
Cottage #2 rolls in early this morning to join Cottage #1, which has been on-site in Seaside’s Lyceum for almost two years. By the end of the day tomorrow, all seven cottages are to be set and attached to previously constructed foundations on the site. I will post photo updates throughout the two days. Photo by Brandan Babineaux.