Florida Historical Society

American Vernacular Architecture: The Shotgun Style in Florida

American Vernacular Architecture: The Shotgun Style in Florida

Images above provided by State Archives of FL, FL Memory. Image left by David A. Taylor, Apalachicola, FL. Image right by Dale M. McDonald, Key West, FL. Some of America’s most interesting forms of architecture have grown out of various […]

The Sams House at Pine Island

The Sams House at Pine Island

Photo(s): 1888 Sams Main House (left) & 1878 Cabin (rt), Merritt Island, FL Photo by: Lesa N. Lorusso Two of Brevard County’s historical gems can be found at the Pine Island Conservation Area in Merritt Island, Florida. The newly restored […]

To Restore or Not to Restore

To Restore or Not to Restore

Demolished home on Rockledge Drive, Rockledge, FL. Image by Lesa Lorusso There is a wide spectrum of philosophies when it comes to historic preservation, which can be seen in countless preservation projects across America. Once a group or community has […]

Hello world! Welcome to the official blog of the Florida Historic Society!

Hello world! Welcome to the official blog of the Florida Historic Society!

Welcome to the official blog of the Florida Historic Society! The purpose of this blog is to highlight architectural preservation efforts throughout the state and Florida. According to the National Trust for Historic Preservation, historic preservation is the protection of […]