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Archaeologists preserve Pensacola history

PENSACOLA   --  Archaeologists are digging around a construction site on Romana Street in Downtown Pensacola.

This building behind may not look very important was built in 1957 and now a team of archeologists are digging for history.

West Florida Historic Preservation is turning a warehouse into a state-of- the-art storage facility. Utility crews are putting in new lines.
 
If they find anything old, the archaeologist will stop the digging and document the find. So far they've only uncovered a foundation dating back to the early 20th century.

April Holmes, UWF Archaeology Institute
We are here to monitor while they're putting in utilities to this structure, and we're here to make sure if there's any cultural resources discovered that we stop them so we can record and document  before they get destroyed.

The renovation project will be completed by the end of July.  The people who are working on the building say this project is group effort to turn a detracting building into a contributing building.