There may be no better place to learn the processes and methods of historic preservation than the living history book that is Pensacola. Historic properties play a major role as the foundation for Pensacola neighborhoods and provide the backbone for business districts, the settings for heritage tourism experiences, the substance of educational programs, and as the centerpieces of cultural events.

In an effort to deepen the understanding of historic preservation for residents, students, and professionals alike,  the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation is hosting the Historic Preservation, Building Codes & Resiliency workshop Friday, March 3 in downtown Pensacola.

Recently listed on the National Register of Historic Places with support from the Florida Trust, Pensacola’s 1890 Marzoni House is located on one of the city’s few remaining brick-paved streets. (Derek Cosson/The Pulse)

According to the Trust, the workshop is designed for those who desire to gain knowledge into the vocabulary and discipline of historic preservation. Students will learn from professionals working in the field to gain a more realistic perspective on how the tangible remains of our past can be integrated within current environments.

The workshop is designed to address the unique way in which historic properties are maintained and rehabilitated within building, fire, life safety, coastal construction and accessibility codes. Participants will learn how design review is accomplished within a historic district and how creative strategies for code compliance can be successfully incorporated into adaptive use projects. Contemporary challenges such as sea level rise and adaptability strategies will be emphasized.

“Historic Preservation, Building Codes, and Resiliency” is set for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 3 at the Bowden Building, 120 Church St. To register or for more information, visit

This event is sponsored by the American Institute of Architects Florida Northwest, City of Annapolis, Flagler College, National Parks Service, Florida Public Archaeology Network, National Trust for Historic Preservation, University of West Florida Historic Trust, Stetson University and Union of Concerned Scientist. This project has been funded in part with a grant from the Thorne Southern Intervention Fund of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.


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