Historic Preservation

A View of St. Augustine from the Castillo de San Marcos

A view of St. Augustine from the Castillo de San Marcos. Source: 1885 St. Augustine City Directory

  1. What is historic preservation?
  2. Historic Preservation in St. Augustine
  3. What do we do?

Historic Preservation is a multi-faceted field that includes:

  • Archives
  • Building Rehabilitation and Preservation
  • Historic Sites
  • Museums
  • Other Related Fields

The Core of Preservation

While it covers many areas, historic preservation, at its core, is geared towards preserving the past through protecting historic items both above and below ground:

  • Buildings
  • Materials
  • Objects
  • Resources
  • Sites