Historic Preservation

  • Golden Gate
  • New Monrovia Schoolhouse
  • Captain Sewall's House
  • New Monrovia Schoolhouse
  • House of Refuge
  • Stuart Heritage Muesum

2018 Historic Preservation Month

In recognition of Historic Preservation Month, the Martin County Historic Preservation Board will host a month of events throughout May 2018 that celebrate the special places and people that make Martin County unique. 

The festivities will kickoff with a reception on Tuesday, May 1, at 5 p.m. at the Stuart Heritage Museum, housed in the historic Stuart Feed Store (1901), where preservationists will gather to celebrate Historic Preservation Month.

Two other highlights of the month include: a plaque dedication at All Saints’ Episcopal Church (1898) on May 13 to commemorate placing Martin County’s oldest church on the Martin County Register of Historic Landmarks; and a reception at the Mansion at Tuckahoe on May 17 to present the Preservationist of the Year Award to Julie Preast. 

View the full schedule of events via the "2018 Historic Preservation Month" button.

About the Historic Preservation Board

The Martin County Historic Preservation Board was created in 2003 when the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) adopted its Historic Preservation Ordinance. The Board is a group of citizens appointed by the BOCC to assist them in implementing the ordinance.

Some of the Board’s powers and duties include designating structures that are more than 50 years old to the Martin County Register of Historic Landmarks and promoting an awareness of the benefits of historic preservation to the community. The Board has helped Martin County preserve valuable local history by designating historic structures such as: the Mansion at Tuckahoe, the House of Refuge, the Captain Sewall House, the Salerno Colored School, and the Golden Gate Building.

The Board also coordinates Historic Preservation Month each May to educate the public about Martin County’s historic treasures and the importance of historic preservation.


The mission of the Martin County Historic Preservation Board to advance the local designation of the County’s historic structures and landmarks in order to raise awareness of the importance of the County’s architectural and archaeological legacy to community identity and the preservation of Martin County’s unique past.