Earlier this week I was honored to present four outstanding projects with Historic Preservation Awards from our Historic Preservation Board as part of Historic Preservation Month.
The Historic Preservation Awards recognize property owners who take an active role in preserving and protecting their historic structures and the integrity of the City’s historic districts through appropriate additions and renovations to existing historic structures and compatible new construction in historic districts.
The winners for Outstanding Residential Project were 721 Delaney Avenue in the Lake Cherokee Historic District, which is the home of Elena and Praveen Pathak, and 206 E. Amelia Street in the Lake Eola Heights Historic District, owned by Chad and Patty Lalonde. This year our Centennial Award plaque was presented to 615 E. Livingston Street in the Lake Eola Heights Historic District. The house is thought to have been built between 1890-1892. The Commercial Award recognizes the work The Collage Companies is doing to restore the historic Amtrak Station, which is near completion. They will receive their award at the ribbon cutting this Summer.
A key part of our city’s plan for strategic growth is recognizing, preserving and celebrating our past.
Our city has multiple historic neighborhoods and over 50 local and national historic landmarks. We continue to support our city’s historic preservation efforts by recognizing and publicizing our history.
– Buddy Dyer, Mayor