Historic Preservation

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The City of Gainesville has five local historic districts, protecting more than 1,500 historic structures and 10 buildings listed individually on the Local Register of Historic Places. The Local Register was created as a means of identifying and classifying various sites, buildings, structures, objects and districts as historic and/or architecturally significant. City procedures for keeping the Register and design review for properties in a historic district or on the Local Register are set forth in Section 30-112 of the city’s Land Development Code. 

Local Register Listings

Site Name Address Year Built Year Listed On Local Register
8 SW 10th Street 1990
A. Quinn Jones House 1013 or 1019 NW 7th Avenue
Bailey House 1121 NW 6th Street 1850 1984
Baldwin House
(Rush Glassman House)
11 SE 2nd Avenue 2009
Bethel Gas Station 104 SE 1st Avenue 1989
Cox Family Log House 1639 NW 11th Road 1937 2017
Hippodrome State Theatre 25 SE 2nd Place 1984
Matheson House 528 SE 1st Avenue 1984
McKenzie House 617 E University Avenue 1895 1984
Seagle Building 408 W University Avenue 1990
Hotel Thomas/ Sunkist Villa
(Thomas Center) 19061984
306 NE 6th Avenue 1906 1984
Old Gainesville Depot 203 Depot Avenue 1907 2011


National Register Listings

The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the nation's historic places worthy of preservation. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate and protect America's historic and archaeological resources. You can find out more online.

National Register 

Site Name And Address
Year Built
Year Published To
National Register

A. Quinn Jones House

1013 or 1019 NW 7th Ave.


Bailey, Maj. James B., House

1121 NW 6th St.

c 1850

Baird Hardware Company Warehouse

619 S. Main St.

1905 1985

Boulware Springs Waterworks

3400 SE 15th St.

1891, 1908

Cox Furniture Store

(Simonson Opera House, Edwards Opera House, New Baird Theater)
19 SE 1st Ave.

1887 1994

Cox Furniture Warehouse

602 S. Main St.

1914 1994

Dan Branch House

5707 SW 17th Dr.

1965 2015

Dixie Hotel, Hotel Kelley

(John F. Seagle Building)
408 W. University Ave.

1926, 1937

Hotel Thomas

(Sunkist Villa, Thomas Center)
306 NE 6th Ave.



Masonic Temple

(Masonic Order Lodge #41)
215 N. Main St.

1909 1998

Matheson House

528 SE 1st Ave.

1867 1973

McKenzie, Mary Phifer, House

617 E. University Ave.

1895 1982

Old Gainesville Depot

203 Depot Ave.

1907 1996

Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church

804 SW 5th St.

1935 2005

Star Garage Building

119 SE 1st Ave.

1903, 1917, 1931 1985

U.S. Post Office

(Hippodrome Theatre)
25 SE 2nd Place

1909 1979

Weil-Cassisi House

3105 SW 5th Court

1964 2015


Historic Districts

 Site Name   Description
Pleasant Street Historic District(PDF, 421KB) 


The oldest predominantly African-American residential area in Gainesville and the State's first designated as a historic district. Buildings include wood frame vernacular houses, Bungalows, Queen Anne, Colonial and Eastlake Victorian residences and two Romanesque churches. The Pleasant Street Historic District was listed on the National Register in 1991.
Northeast Residential Historic District(PDF, 235KB) 


One of the oldest residential areas in Gainesville. The original section was platted in 1854. The buildings in this 80-block area reflect architectural styles prevalent in Florida from the 1880s through the 1950s. The District includes the historic Duck Pond and Sweetwater Branch. The Northeast Residential Historic District was listed on the National Register in 1985.
Southeast Residential Historic District(PDF, 1MB) 


Origins in post-Civil War development. It includes Queen Anne style and Colonial Revival homes, as well as a French Second Empire home, all of which served as residences for downtown merchants and professionals at the turn of the century.The Southeast Residential Historic District was listed on the National Register in 1989.
University Heights Historic District- North(PDF, 129KB) 


Reflects architectural styles prevalent in Florida from the 1920s to the early 1950s. The district and its significant concentration of historic buildings include the University Terrace and Florida Court subdivisions.
University Heights Historic District - South(PDF, 409KB)


Includes the University Heights and University Place subdivisions. It reflects typical suburban residential growth patterns of Florida cities in the mid-twentieth century. It is located between the University of Florida and downtown.