Metro Jacksonville Wins Historic Preservation Award

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Metro Jacksonville has won a Heritage Education and Publication award by the Jacksonville Historic Preservation Commission. This award is based on Metro Jacksonville's continued coverage of local history and urban neighborhoods.

Metro Jacksonville would like to thank the Jacksonville Historic Preservation Commission for this award and is proud to be recognized as a leader in media coverage of local history and neighborhoods.


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. April 30, 2010 – In celebration of National Preservation Month, the Jacksonville Historic Preservation Commission will honor 17 projects and services at their annual awards ceremony.


6 p.m., Thursday, May 6


Jacksonville Main Library, 303 N. Laura St.


National Preservation Month was created by the National Trust for Historic Preservation to spotlight grassroots preservation efforts around the country.  Communities take this time to celebrate historic preservation activities in order to create greater public awareness, understanding and appreciation of efforts to preserve local historic resources and heritage.  
This annual awards ceremony recognizes outstanding projects and services that promote historic preservation in the Greater Jacksonville Area. Award categories include: Heritage Education and Publications, Residential and Commercial Rehabilitation, and Preservation Projects and Services.  
The awards will be presented by the Historic Preservation Commissioners with the chairman, Joseph Thompson, acting as the master of ceremony.  Some of the projects and people receiving awards include:  
-  The rehabilitation of the Haverty's Building/ Jake M. Godbold City Hall Annex

- for their coverage of local history and urban neighborhoods

-  A video on the History of Riverside Avondale

-  A historic marker program for Arlington and Durkeeville

-  Bill Cesery for his compatible new construction at 3rd and Main in Springfield

-  A World War II Oral History Project by the Jacksonville Historical Society and West Rotary of Jacksonville

-  A History of Florida: The Old St. Nicolas Cemetery by Kay Ellen Gilmour, M.D.

-  Two books on the gardens at The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens Thunder on the River: The Civil War in Northeast Florida by Daniel L. Schafer, Ph.D.

-  Overall preservation service awards for historian Edward A. Mueller and architect Robert Broward.  
Among the individuals being honored are Council Members Michael Corrigan and Warren Jones for their contributions toward the preservation of the Lake Shore Subdivision Gates.

For further reading on Metro Jacksonville's coverage of these topics, please visit our History and Neighborhoods sections.

About Metro Jacksonville

Founded by a small group of young professionals in March of 2006, the mission of Metro Jacksonville is to educate and provide an avenue for discussing the important issues facing our city. We strive to be a reliable source of information and to increase public awareness about the urban core and promote continued urban and pedestrian oriented growth in the Jacksonville metropolitan area.