2022 Annual Historic Preservation Workshop Presentation
Presentations listed on this page are available for download. Please contact Tim Ford at 321-567-3860 or by email.
The Carter House, 126 S. Grannis Avenue – Deborah Petyk
The Norwood House, 715 Tropic Street – Toni Shifalo
2021 Workshop presentations
The City is submitting a FL Department of State grant.
TELLING THE FULL HISTORY PRESERVATION GRANT/FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HISTORIC RESOURCES SMALL MATCHING GRANT – JOYNERVILLE & BEYOND: CELEBRATING TITUSVILLE’S AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY
If you would like to submit a letter of support please email your letter to Tim Ford email.
Grant Scope of Work:
The project involves the comprehensive research/documentation of the history, events, and landmarks within the City’s Historic African American Neighborhood and lost commercial district. Deliverables: report, narrative for future interpretive signs/historic markers, branding, recording of oral histories, construction of a community timeline, mapping of historic sites, and uploading information on the contributing structures to the City’s history webpage and the “Explore Historic Titusville FL” mobile app.
Titusville’s African American neighborhoods are considered a significantly underrepresented part of City’s history preservation efforts. Documenting places of past and current residence and enterprise are the focus of the project. Many of the architectural and cultural historic resources have been lost. This year, some representative structures, including the Gibson-Rivers house, were demolished due to lack of maintenance.
The project’s goals include researching, recording, publishing, and promoting the history, events, and landmarks within the project boundaries. As a part of this effort, it is expected that new historic resources (or the location of former resources) that are not mentioned in this application will be found. This discovery would be one of the positive outcomes desired from this project.
Other primary outcomes of this project would be the creation of maps that show the sites of historic resources, the creation of interpretive signs to educate the public on the significance of various locations, the construction of historic event timelines, and, especially, the recording of oral histories. Within the African American communities, it is recognized that oral story telling is one method in which community members prefer or can share historical information. Considering the difficulty in attaining education for African Americans in the time periods in which Titusville was developed, key events and information are expected to be known only by former community members and their descendants. While some may have been written down or documented in other ways by individuals, Titusville has not yet experienced a concerted effort to formally document knowledge regarding the project area.
While many interviews with former and present community members are expected to be published as oral recordings, the City of Titusville intends to record and curate some visual imagery and videos to supplement the telling of the community’s story. These media resources, along with relevant reports, photos of the interpretive signs, and the history timeline will be published on the Titusville History webpage, as well as the “Explore Historic Titusville FL” mobile app.
2021 Annual Historic Preservation Workshop Presentation
The Historic Preservation Board held its annual workshop on October 19, 2021 at the North Brevard Senior Center. The Workshop’s theme was “Neighborhood Revitalization through Historic Preservation”. The Workshop concentrated on Titusville’s historic African American neighborhood located in the South Street area west of the railroad tracks. The meeting agenda was as follows:
For copies of the presentations listed on this page, please contact Tim Ford at 321-567-3860 or by email.
- WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS (6:00 – 6:05 PM)
- THE CARTER HOUSE, 126 S. GRANNIS AVENUE – BOYS & GIRLS CLUB UPDATE – The Honorable Ms. Jolynn Nelson (6:05 – 6:35 PM)
- NEWTOWN ALIVE – THE HISTORIC NEWTOWN AFRICAN AMERICAN NEIGHBORHOOD, SARASOTA, FLORIDA’S EXPERIENCE WITH HISTORIC AND NEIGHBORHOOD CONSERVATION - Mrs. Vicki Oldham, Newtown Alive (6:35 -8:00 PM)
- WHAT’S NEXT? (8:00 – 8:30 PM)
- ADJOURN (8:30 PM)