This place matters!

The Citizens for the Preservation of St. Augustine, Inc. joins the National Trust for Historic Preservation to commemorate the fourth annual National Preservation Month in May 2008. And while the theme of this year’s National Preservation Month–This Place Matters–is new, the idea behind preservation month remains the same: celebrating the country’s diverse and irreplaceable heritage. Throughout May, thousands of partners across the country will demonstrate the importance of our nation’s heritage as they focus on many aspects of the preservation movement including historic travel, heritage education, historic homeownership, and community revitalization.

This house, located on Oviedo Street and six others are threatened with mass demolition. The property owner has claims “economic hardship” justifies the demolitions and desires to build a hotel and restaurant. The seven structures are within the National Register Model Land District, St. Augustine, Florida.


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