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Florida Preservation News Round-Up: September 13, 2022



Historic preservation is making headlines in Florida. Here's a round-up of new items to watch, and updates on stories we've been following:


Durkeeville, a nearly 100 year old community in Jacksonville, has become the city's first historically African American community to receive local historic designation.


1000 Friends of Florida is pleased to offer the free webinar, The Economics of Development in Florida with Joe Minicozzi, Part 3, where Joe outlines Florida-specific examples of the costs of growth. Join the webinar at noon on Wednesday, September 21.


The City of Tallahassee will be honoring local historic preservationist and advocate for the protection of African American history Althemese Pemberton Barnes by dedicating a park in her name acknowledging her years of dedicated service preserving local history on September 20.


In Coconut Grove, historic preservationists are calling on the State to step up to save the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Cottage, which was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2015. The property is owned by the State and managed by the Florida Park Service.

In 2020, Coral Gables' MacFarlane Historic District was included among the Florida Trust's 11 to Save. In July, Fabio Riberio acquired the row of 1938 homes with plans to restore them.


Florida Preservation Award winner Casa Feliz, a historic house museum in Winter Park, has been honored with a State Historic Marker.

Tallahassee's Goodwood Museum and Gardens is hiring a Rental Event Staff Member! The part time position will be responsible for preparing the Goodwood Museum and Gardens' rental facilities, including the Carriage House, Jubilee Cottage, Laundry Cottage, and grounds, for rentals and events. Apply to mgrindberg@goodwoodmuseum.org.

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