Tour Preservation Homes in Fernandina Beach May 11

APRIL 15, 2019

Fernandina Main Street is hosting a tour of Preservation Homes in and around our historic district. This opportunity only comes around every two years and the program partners do this to recognize those who help preserve our unique architecture. These amazing structures contribute to the sensitive treatment of our resources and the identity of our community.

Projects throughout the City of Fernandina Beach are eligible, not just properties in the historic districts.

The tour includes examples of fabulous preservation in business and residential structures, including one in-progress so you can witness for yourself the “growing pains” involved.

Tickets are only $20.00 if purchased in advance, and are $25.00 on Saturday, May 11, 2019, the day of the tour. The tour begins at the Train Depot, 102 Centre Street, where you can pick up a map of the properties included in the tour. Tour hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Fernandina Train Depot as it appeared following construction and then following restoration

The 2019 Awards will be presented to this year’s winners at a ceremony being held May 9, 2019, at the Florida House Inn.

For more information and ticket information, please visit

Previous Winners

Preservation Awards Winners 2016

-Jennifer Whitmire for 415 Centre Street (Lesesne House) – Honorable Mention for Restoration/ Rehabilitation

-Cotner Associates, Inc. for 102 Centre Street (Fernandina Train Depot) – First Place – Restoration/ Rehabilitation


-Cotner Associates, Inc. for 318 Centre (Amelia Tavern) – First Place – New Construction

-Miranda Architects for 202 S. 4th Street (St. Michael’s Catholic Church) – First Place – Sensitive Addition. 

-Robert and Loretta Erickson for 30 S. 3rd Street – First Place – Craftsmanship

Preservation Award Winners 2014

-Ernie Saltmarsh/Nassau Trust for 801 Beech Street – First Place for Restoration/Rehabilitation

-Foye Waldrip for 224 N. 3rd Street – First Place for New Construction

-Lou and Susan Goldman for 23 S. 6th Street – Honorable Mention for New Construction

-John Dodd, Architect for 229 S. 8th Street (Cormier Hair Studio) – Honorable Mention for Restoration/Rehabilitation

-Miranda Architects for 225 N. 4th Street (St. Michael’s Parish Hall) – Honorable Mention for New Construction

-Hunter Residence at 909 Atlantic Avenue – Certificate of Appreciation for New Construction

-John Dodd, Architect – Certificates of Appreciation for Storefront Facade Renovations at 520 Centre Street (Peppers) and 12 N. Front Street (Salty Pelican)

-Parker Contracting for 1702 Atlantic Avenue – Certificate of Appreciation for Restoration/Rehabilitation

-Cotner Associates, Inc. for 21 N. 3rd Street (Timoti’s Seafood Shack) – Certificate of Appreciation for Sensitive Addition

Preservation Award Winners 2012

-Florida House Inn: 22 S. 3rd Street – First place – Restoration/Rehabilitation

-Island Art Association: 18 N. 2nd Street – First place – New Construction

-Miranda Architects: 31 S. 10th Street – Honorable Mention – Sensitive Addition

-Madeline Richard: 227 S. 8th Street – Honorable Mention – Storefront Facade Renovation

First Preservation Award Winners 2010

The City of Fernandina Beach hosted the first Preservation Awards in 2010.

The winners were:

-The Amelia Island Museum of History for the restoration of the Nassau County Jail building.

-Kenneth Smith Architects for the restoration of the Amelia Island Lighthouse.

-The Germano family for restoration of the Amelia Dream Cars Building on 8th Street.


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mike spino
mike spino (@guest_54864)
4 years ago

May I buy tickets for the tour at the Depot?