Pensacola Historic District

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Pensacola Historic District
Pensacola HD Julee01.jpg
Julee Cottage, in the district
Pensacola Historic District is located in Florida
Pensacola Historic District
Location Pensacola, Florida
Coordinates 30°24′38″N 87°12′36″W / 30.41056°N 87.21000°W / 30.41056; -87.21000Coordinates: 30°24′38″N 87°12′36″W / 30.41056°N 87.21000°W / 30.41056; -87.21000
Area 108 acres (44 ha)
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 70000184[1]
Added to NRHP September 29, 1970

The Pensacola Historic District (also known as the Seville Historic District) is a U.S. historic district (designated as such on September 29, 1970) located in Pensacola, Florida. The district is roughly bounded by Bayfront Parkway, Tarragona, Romana and Cevallos Streets. Within the district are the Historic Pensacola Village, the T.T. Wentworth Jr. Florida State Museum and Seville Square. It contains 20 historic buildings and 2 structures.

Establishment of the Pensacola Historic District[edit]

In the early 1960s a group of local preservationists led by Pensacolian Mary Turner Rule (née Reed) formed the Pensacola Heritage Foundation, joined the National Trust, created the Seville Square Historic District, the neighborhood around Seville Square that was on Pensacola Bay, the first permanent settlement of the area. Realizing the importance of Pensacola's history and the need to save it, Rule and the Heritage Foundation had the Seville Square Historic District listed on the National Register of Historic Places and immediately purchased the important Dorr House on the square, restoring it with their own labor starting the preservation movement. They convinced the city to bring the deteriorated square to its present day restored state. Then they created a festival, a hometown Victorian picnic in the park, An Evening in Old Seville Square, to bring Pensacolians to the district encouraging restoration. Rule had the famous lighthouse at the Navy Air Station listed on the National Register. She also helped create a state board now called the N.W. Florida Preservation Board, whose function is to protect the Seville Square Historic District and Pensacola's history. The city established the Architecture Review board to protect Pensacola's history locally.[citation needed]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 

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