The old historic federal courthouse in downtown Fort Myers…now the Sidney & Bern Davis Art Center…is getting its old doors back. Workers finished tearing down cinder block walls built over the original grand entrances to the ornate East & West Lobbies yesterday.
The Center’s Director - Jim Griffith - says when they converted the building from a Post Office to a court house in the 1960s they put a square peg in a round hole…damaging or removing many of the building’s historic elements. And it sat vacant for six years…with a leaky roof. WGCU’s Mike Kiniry spent some time with Griffith yesterday touring the center – as workers finished chipping away at the walls…
Thursday, 10 July 2008 01:00
Sidney & Bern Davis Art Center DoorsWritten by Mike Kiniry