Sanford earns state honors for historic preservation

The Florida Trust for Historic Preservation 37th Annual Preservation Awards were presented in Miami on May 8, and the city of Sanford two awards.

Presented by the Florida Trust each May in honor of National Preservation Month, Sanford received awards for the Sanford Avenue Streetscape Project in the category of Infill Design, and the Georgetown Heritage Markers and Seat Cubes in the category of Preservation Education/Media.

177This is the third year in a row that the City of Sanford has received statewide preservation awards.

The Florida Trust receives nominations from across the state of Florida in the categories of restoration and rehabilitation, adaptive use, infill design, green buildings, archaeology, historic landscape, preservation education, media, organizational achievement, master craftsman and individual distinguished service.

The City’s Historic Preservation Officer, Christine Dalton, accepted the awards in Miami along with Jay Hood, project designer with AECOM for the Sanford Avenue Streetscape, and Ashley Lenentine and Patricia Black, members of the Georgetown Heritage Advisory Committee.

The City of Sanford is honoring National Preservation Month locally with several events. On May 20, at City Hall, 300 N. Park Ave., City Commission Chambers, 5:30 pm, Christine Dalton will present staff and committee members with the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation’s awards, as not all were able to attend the awards ceremony in Miami.

On May 22, there will be a presentation of “Then and Now,” a series of before and after images, which represent millions of dollars’ worth of preservation projects in the past decade.

Following the presentation the City will present the first “Movie in the Square” and will feature “The Money Pit,” starring Tom Hanks and Shelly Long. The presentation will start at 7:30 p.m., and the movie will follow at 8 p.m. in Magnolia Square. Admission is Free.

Those attending are encouraged to bring chairs and a picnic.

– city of Sanford press release


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