A key part of the City’s plan for strategic growth is recognizing, preserving and celebrating this past and honoring our history. The City of Orlando has multiple historic neighborhoods and over 50 local and national historic landmarks.
To continue to support historic preservation efforts, the City has produced the popular Historic Preservation Board Calendar since 1991 as a depiction of Orlando’s treasured historic resources and is currently seeking photographs for the 2017 calendar.
The 2017 theme for the calendar is “Verticality in Architecture” and will feature photos showcasing the diverse vertical elements seen throughout Orlando’s historic districts and landmarks, giving a new perspective to these areas.
Vertical elements are an important part of architecture in the way they can create or dramatize scale, enhance visual interest and provide stylistic detail.
Some examples of vertical elements include:
• An entire building or structure defined by its tall, narrow design or features
• Parts of a building or structure like a gate, entryway, monument or sign
• Large features of buildings or structures like a spire, steeple, tower, turret or column
• Small features of buildings or structures like a spindle, staircase, doorway or thin window