The City of Fernandina Beach wishes to recognize the efforts of those involved in preserving our unique architectural resources through an awards program that is held every other year. Historic structures contribute to the identity of our community, and sensitive treatment of these resources ensure future residents and visitors will experience the same community character. Projects throughout the City are eligible, not just properties in the historic districts.
Preservation Awards 2019
New Construction: Awarded for sensitive design and careful construction of a new structure in either the Old Town or Downtown Historic Districts.
- Gholson Residence (1102 Ladies Street)
- Jag & Chris Gholson, Owners
- Old Town Properties, Developer
- Eric Moser, Architect
- Trinity United Methodist Church (715 Ash Street) for Belltower Restoration
- Miranda Architects for Chandlery Building Exterior Rehabilitation (201 Centre Street)
- Summer House Realty (316 Ash Street)
- Contractor: Daughtery and Company
- Arthur I. “Buddy” Jacobs
- Amelia Schoolhouse Inn (914 Atlantic Avenue)
- Architect: Miranda Architects
- Contractor: Tim Young Construction, Inc.
Preservation Awards 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 KEYSTONE AWARD
- 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
- Adrienne Burke – Preservation Champion
Preservation Awards 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
- John M. Cotner, AIA - Preservation Champion
- Lou + 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 Awards 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
- George Stewart - Preservation Champion: Cultural Heritage for Sliders Renovation
- Michael Harrison - Preservation Champion: Heritage Advocate for Old Town Bicentennial
- Harvey Ward - Craftsmanship Award
First Preservation Awards: 2010
The City hosted the first Preservation Awards in 2010. Our 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.