Preservation Awards

Photos © Historic Florida Keys Foundation

To download the annual application, click here:

Application2017.pdf


Since 1981, the Foundation has presented awards to recognize excellence for preservation, restoration, rehabilitation and new construction.


Properties anywhere in Monroe County are eligible, including historic properties, usually at least 50 years old, and newer properties located in historic districts. Past winners of Preservation Awards include private houses, hotels, restaurants, retail stores, forts, cemetery plots, industrial buildings and museums. Winning entries vary from lavish, multi-million-dollar restoration projects to restrained, modest examples of good maintenance and stewardship.


Top winners receive a Ceramic Star. Honorable mentions receive a Certificate of Excellence, along with architects, designers, builders, or craftspeople who contributed significantly to the success of a project.


Applications are accepted until January 18, 2017.

A panel of judges convenes in February to make site visits and evaluate nominees, and awards are presented in March at a gala reception.  Click here for photos of the 2015 Awards Banquet.


Click here for photos of 2016 winners.

Click here for photos of 2015 winners.

Click here for photos of 2014 winners.

Click here for photos of 2013 winners.

Click here for photos of 2012 winners.

Click here for photos of 2011 winners.

Click here for photos of 2010 winners.