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Feb 22, 2017 - The St. Augustine community is well known for historic preservation. After all, we have more to save than most, and we have been serious about saving longer than most.

So when the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation (FTHP) announces the opening of its annual Statewide Preservation Awards Program, the St. Augustine community answers every year with a wide variety nominations and nearly every year brings home awards in nearly every facet of historic preservation. 

FTHP is currently accepting applications for its 2017 awards program which recognizes significant contributions to the preservation of Florida's historic resources by awarding outstanding historic preservation projects, programs and achievements by individuals and organizations.

Award Requirements and Categories

The award program is open to any individual, organization, business or agency that is involved in historic preservation in Florida. There is no limit on the number of nominations that one applicant can submit. While nominations of individuals may be made without the knowledge of the nominee, and self-nominations will be accepted, in order for properties to be nominated the owner must provide written consent.

The award categories are: Restoration/Rehabilitation, Adaptive Use, Infill Design, Green Buildings, Archaeology, Historic Landscape, Organizational Achievement, Master Craftsman, and Preservation Education/Media.

Additionally, there are two categories that will honor individuals for their work in historic preservation: the Roy E. Graham Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation Education, and the Individual Distinguished Service Award.

Last year, the St. Augustine/St. Johns County community continued to garner awards in several categories with a wide variety of historic preservation projects being recognized:

  • Archeology, Outstanding Achievement: Inventory of Archaeological Sites and Past Archaeological Investigations in St. Augustine;
  • Historic Landscape, Honorable Mention: Ponce de Leon Courtyard, St. Augustine;
  • Preservation Education/Media, Outstanding Achievement: Bartram’s Comprehensive Multi-Media Educational Strategies, St. Johns County;
  • Outstanding Achievement, Compassionate St. Augustine: Obelisk Art 450 and Compassion Through the Eyes of Children, St. Augustine;
  • Organizational Achievement, OUtstanding Achievement: City of St. Augustine 450th Commemoration, St. Augustine
  • Meritorious Achievement, Jessica Clark: As the Southern bureau chief and weekend anchor for First Coast News, Ms. Clark was recognized for actively promoting historic preservation efforts and activities in St. Augustine and Florida.

How to apply

Deadline for nominations is February 28, 2017, with the award presentations to be made during the Trust’s 20167 Annual Statewide Conference in St. Petersburg on Friday, May 19, 2017. All projects, activities or individual service must have been completed between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2016. Previous nominations not selected to receive an award may be revised, expanded and resubmitted.

For more information visit the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation’s web site at www.FloridaTrust.org, or contact Jenny Wolfe, the city's Historic Preservation Officer and a member of the FTHP Board of Trustees by phone at 904.825.1065 or by email at JWolfe@citystaug.com.