2019 Historic Preservation Tour and Awards

People sitting at a ticket sales tableThe 2019 Historic Preservation Tour was paired with an evening of fellowship and awards completing the week. The City of Fernandina Beach Planning & Conservation Department, in collaboration with the Amelia Island Fernandina Restoration Foundation, the Amelia Island Museum of History, and Fernandina Beach Main Street, hosted the Historic Preservation Awards Ceremony on Thursday, May 9, 2019, to recognize the efforts of those involved in preserving our unique architectural resources.

The tour included a home currently under construction.

Preservation Awards 2019 Winners:
New Construction: Awarded for sensitive design and careful construction of a new structure in either the Old Town or Downtown Historic Districts.
Gholson Residence (1102 Ladies Street)
Jag & Chris Gholson, Owners
Old Town Properties, Developer
Eric Moser, Architect

Men accepting an awardBeacon of Hope: Recognizes projects that embody the spirit of preservation through the ongoing care and maintenance of its historic structures.
Trinity United Methodist Church (715 Ash Street) for Belltower Restoration

Storefront Facade Renovation: Projects that demonstrate sensitive treatment of historic storefronts.
Miranda Architects for Chandlery Building Exterior Rehabilitation (201 Centre Street)

Preservation Innovation: Awarded to projects that demonstrate sensitive and creative solutions incorporating issues of sustainability, adaptive reuse and integration of accessibility improvements.
Summer House Realty (316 Ash Street)
Contractor: Daughtery and Company

Picture of housePreservation Champion: Celebrating an individual dedicated to preserving Fernandina Beach’s heritage.
Arthur I. “Buddy” Jacobs

Keystone Award: Presented to the project that best represents Historic Preservation.
Amelia Schoolhouse Inn (914 Atlantic Avenue)
Architect: Miranda Architects
Contractor: Tim Young Construction, Inc.

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