Historic Preservation

Orlando has six Historic Preservation overlay districts with a variety of architectural styles.

Historic Preservation Services

Each May, during National Preservation Month, the Historic Preservation Board awards owners, preservationists, and developers for their stewardship and efforts to preserve Orlando’s historic resources.

The annual Historic Preservation Awards program recognizes the places that our historic resources have within our City Beautiful and the hard work that goes into rehabilitating and preserving these structures and places so that they may be enjoyed today and for many generations to come.

Award Categories:

  • Outstanding Residential Project:
  • Outstanding Commercial Project
  • Outstanding Infill Project
  • Outstanding Community Organizational Achievement
  • Centennial Award

Previous Award Winners

Apply for Historic Preservation Award

The City of Orlando has produced the popular Historic Preservation Board Calendar since 1989 and each is an exceptional depiction of Orlando’s treasured historic resources. The photos in each calendar are selected from submissions from community residents as part of a photo competition. The calendar themes are chosen every year by the Historic Preservation Board.

The calendar is free to the public and copies can be picked up at City Hall, Leu Gardens, and The History Center, while supplies last.

Learn more about the calendar