Florida Preservation News Round-Up



Historic preservation is making headlines in Florida. Here's what's happening in August 2022:


The historic St. Mark's Lighthouse has reopened.

After being closed to visitors since 2020, the historic St. Mark's Lighthouse reopened to visitors with its first open house in several years on July 16. The Friends of St. Mark's will host another open house on August 27, 2022 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm with more dates to be announced soon.


Local coverage of July's Preservation on Main Street Conference in Deland

Read what the locals though about Florida Trust and Florida Main Street members converging in their beautiful town!


Jacksonville's Florida Casket Co. Building is one step closer to becoming a museum and archive space for the Jacksonville Historical Society.

Plans for the renovation of the designated historic landmark at 318 Palmetto St. were approved by the Jacksonville Historic Preservation Commission.


Hillsborough County announces recipients of its 2022 Historic Preservation Challenge Grants

A total of 18 heritage tourism and restoration projects will be bolstered by $1.5 million in funds from the county's grant program.


Ft. Meyers mourns local preservationist and attorney Bill Grace

Grace championed the preservation of Koreshan Unity sites, of whose founders he was a descendant, among many others in the area.


A historic landmark in St. Petersburg moved to make way for new development.

The 1912 Bay Gables house resided in downtown St. Petersburg for over 100 years, but last week's move relocated the property to a nearby vacant lot. Its former location will be the site of new condos.


Smith's Bakery, a 2022 11 to Save Property, in photos

The old Smith's Bakery building in Pensacola was one of the properties included in the Florida Trust's 2022 11 to Save list, unveiled at our annual Preservation on Main Street in late July. The Pensacola News Journal shared photos of the building's current condition and some of the individuals working to save it.


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