What’s So Great About Historic Downtown Quincy?
Downtown Quincy, the governmental seat for Gadsden County, is one of the oldest county seats in Florida. Founded in 1825, it is centered by a park-like square and magnificent courthouse, surrounded by historic commercial buildings—one of the few remaining preserved courthouse squares in Florida. A thriving arts community anchored by the Gadsden Arts Center and Museum, the Quincy Music Theater, Dean Mitchell’s Marie Brooks Gallery, and Legacy School of Performing Arts, along with numerous historic churches, makes it the center of civic and social life of the entire community. The nine-block downtown business district surrounded by a thirty-six block National Register Historic District was shaped by two major influences: shade-grown, cigar wrapper tobacco and the Coca-Cola Company. The adjacent residential community is a mix of magnificent antebellum and Victorian mansions and charming Southern cottages nestled amongst moss-draped oak and magnolia trees. With the availability of second floor vacancies and potential for conversion to office or residential, Quincy can become what many Americans, young and old alike, want today—to live urban in an attractive, truly walk-able community.