Pensacola Historic District

The Pensacola Historic District is a U.S. historic district located in Pensacola, Florida. It contains 20 historic buildings and 2 structures.The district is roughly bounded by Bayfront Parkway, Tarragona, Romana and Cevallos Streets.

Within the district are the Historic Pensacola Village, the T.T. Wentworth Jr. Florida State Museum and Seville Square. Seville Square is the center of the old settlement of Pensacola by the Spanish after several unsuccessful attempts beginning in 1559. This was the earliest known attempt at European settlement on the North American continent. Seville Square and its twin, Plaza Ferdinand VII, were the parade grounds for the Fort of Pensacola established during British rule.EstablishmentIn the early 1960s a group of local preservationists led by Pensacolian Mary Turner Rule (née Reed) formed the Pensacola Heritage Foundation, joined the National Trust, created the Seville Square Historic District, the neighborhood around Seville Square that was on Pensacola Bay, the first permanent settlement of the area. Realizing the importance of Pensacola's history and the need to save it, Rule and the Heritage Foundation had the Seville Square Historic District listed on the National Register of Historic Places and immediately purchased the important Dorr House on the square, restoring it with their own labor starting the preservation movement. They convinced the city to bring the deteriorated square to its present-day restored state. Then they created a festival, a hometown Victorian picnic in the park, An Evening in Old Seville Square, to bring Pensacolians to the district encouraging restoration. Rule had the famous lighthouse at the Navy Air Station listed on the National Register. She also helped create a state board now called the N.W. Florida Preservation Board, whose function is to protect the Seville Square Historic District and Pensacola's history. The city established the Architecture Review board to protect Pensacola's history locally.

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Pensacola, FL
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Other Pensacola museums (show all)
West Florida History Center West Florida History Center
John C. Pace Library, University Of West Florida
Pensacola, 32514

History of West Florida and the Florida Panhandle and promoting the collections of the University Archives and West Florida History Center, John C. Pace Library, University of West Florida, Pensacola

Chappie James Museum of Pensacola Chappie James Museum of Pensacola
Pensacola, 32591

The Chappie James Museum of Pensacola is coming soon! Please stay connected with our page for updates and groundbreaking events!

Pensacola Museum of Art Pensacola Museum of Art
407 S Jefferson St
Pensacola, 32502

The UWF Pensacola Museum of Art augments the academic and community missions of the University and the UWF Historic Trust Museums by promoting an open and inclusive space of discovery and dialogue rooted in art, ideas and culture.

T. T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum T. T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum
120 Church St
Pensacola, 32502

Hall of Fame Productions Pensacola Hall of Fame Productions Pensacola
2405 N L St
Pensacola, 32501

Go Retro Go Retro
610 N Spring St
Pensacola, 32501

Historical sightseeing tours of Pensacola

Pensacola Lighthouse and Maritime Museum Pensacola Lighthouse and Maritime Museum
2081 Radford Blvd
Pensacola, 32508

The historic Pensacola Lighthouse was lit in 1859 and is fully open to the public. You can climb the 177 stairs to the top as well as explore the other buildings on property. Come see us where we are "Preserving the Past to Enlighten Our Future"!

DesRoches Designs DesRoches Designs
Pensacola

Acrylic Painting Artist

Perdido Bay Tribe Perdido Bay Tribe
3300 Beloved Path
Pensacola, 32507

Native American Cultural Center & Museum Perdido Bay, FL (Pensacola) Museum is FREE to enter, however donations are always appreciated. Open to the Public

Silverdale Studios Silverdale Studios
5638 Lobelia Lane
Pensacola, 32526

Her acclaimed and prize-winning works have been exhibited since 1970 in numerous galleries, shows and private collections worldwide, including DisneyWorld Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

Pensacola Historic Preservation Society Pensacola Historic Preservation Society
204 S Alcaniz St
Pensacola, 32501

The Pensacola Historical Society is a non-profit organization established to restore, preserve, and maintain historical buildings and artifacts. PHPS owns and maintains the Quina House Museum in the Downtown Pensacola Historical District.