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2019 Preservation Awards

Historic structures contribute to the identity of our community, and sensitive treatment of these resources ensure future residents and visitors will experience the same community character. In an effort to recognize the efforts of those involved in preserving our unique architectural resources, the City of Fernandina Beach, in collaboration with Fernandina Beach Main Street, the Amelia Island Restoration Foundation, and the Amelia Island Museum of History, hosted the bi-annual Historic Preservation Awards Ceremony on Thursday, May 9, 2019.


Award categories included:


Craftsmanship - Recognizes traditional method of construction, included but not limited to woodworking, wrought-iron work, framing, or plastering, and recognition of the craftsperson that completed the work.


New Construction - Awarded for sensitive design and careful construction of a new structure in either the Old Town or Downtown Historic Districts.


New Construction - Awarded for sensitive design and careful construction of a new structure in either the Old Town or Downtown Historic Districts.


Beacon of Hope - Recognizes projects that embody the spirit of preservation through the ongoing care and maintenance of its historic structures.


Storefront Façade Renovation - Projects that demonstrate sensitive treatment of historic storefronts.


Preservation Innovation - Awarded to projects that demonstrate sensitive and creative solutions incorporating issues of sustainability, adaptive reuse and integration of accessibility improvements.


Preservation Champion - Celebrating an individual dedicated to preserving Fernandina Beach’s heritage.


Keystone Award - Presented to the project that best represents Historic Preservation.



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