“Putting Down Roots” – a 3 Part Series on St. Augustine’s Neighborhoods & National Register Historic Districts
Since the early settlement of St. Augustine, people have been putting down roots and creating neighborhoods. St. Augustine has seven that are unique and have such historical significance that they have been listed as National Register Historic Districts. These old neighborhoods continue to be vibrant places to live and make St Augustine not just a tourist destination but a livable city. All of these historic neighborhoods have Neighborhood Associations, which are members of the Neighborhood Council. Many people are familiar with these charming neighborhoods, without knowing the history behind them or why they have been listed on the National Register. Because of our long layered history, these neighborhoods are full of diverse architecture and interesting past residents from all walks of life.
Thanks to a grant from The Community Foundation of Northeast Florida, The Neighborhood Council of St. Augustine is presenting this three part series to take a look at four of these districts: The Town Plan; Lincolnville; Nelmar Terrace and Fullerwood. We hope to continue this series next year and cover the other three districts: Flagler Model Land; Abbott Tract; and North City, as well as Davis Shores and Lighthouse Park, which are being considered as potential Historic Districts.
The series will be Tuesday evenings at 7:00 pm in the Flagler Room in Ponce Hall of Flagler College. Dr. Susan Parker will begin with the development of the oldest; The Town Plan Historic District on January 14. David Nolan will speak on the Lincolnville Historic District on January 28. On February 11 Dr. Leslee Keys will give a presentation on the Nelmar Terrace and Fullerwood Historic Districts, two neighborhoods that developed as subdivisions in North City. The lecture series is free and open to the public. Seating is limited so come early.