Historic Preservation

The City of Monticello's Historic District is the third oldest in the State of Florida and contains many structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places.   As a state-designated Certified Local Government, the City realizes its role in promoting historic preservation is significant.  The seven-member City Historic Design Review Board is an advisory board which is responsible for making recommendations to the City Council on inclusion of historic properties into the designated district and nominations to the National Register, as well as reviewing applications for existing historic property structure alterations, proposed new development within the Historic District and proposed demolitions of historic district buildings.  

Local Historic Preservation Resources:

The Monticello Area Historic Preservation Association is a non-profit organization which offers technical assistance to the City and property owners for research, documentation and historic designations.  For more information, contact Tom and Terri Dunn at 850/997-6552.

The Jefferson County Historical Association is a non-profit which is dedicated to preservation and the practical use of historic resources.  The Association is housed in one of the area's oldest homes, the Wirick-Simmons House, which also serves as a museum of local artifacts.  For more information on the Historic Association's projects and events, click here.