Historic Preservation

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Dunedin's quality of life is profoundly linked to the appreciation of its diverse and colorful history. Dunedin has changed significantly since the first land deed was recorded in 1852. However, significant historic structures in the town help identify, preserve, and promote Dunedin’s unique village-like quaintness, character and charm. The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation's historic places. To date, Dunedin has four historic places on the National Register.

J. O. Douglas House

J.O. Douglas House 1880     J.O. Douglas House Today

1880 and Today
Courtesy of Dunedin Historical Museum


Andrews Memorial Chapel

Andrews Memorial Chapel 1888     Andrews Memorial Chapel Today

1888 and Today
Courtesy of Dunedin Historical Museum


Blatchley House

Blatchley House 1916     Blatchley House Today

1916 and Today
Courtesy of Dunedin Historical Museum


Dunedin Isles Golf Club

  Bridge to 11th Green c1926     Dunedin Isles Golf Club

Bridge to 11th Green c1926
Courtesy of Dunedin Golf Club


Historic Preservation Advisory Committee (HPAC)
Dunedin is continuing to grow and change as people discover the economic prosperity, livability and beauty of our delightful town. Recognizing that redevelopment pressures may contribute to the demise of historical and architecturally significant properties, eroding the one of the essential characteristics underlying Dunedin’s appeal, City commissioners unanimously approved Resolution 16-32 establishing a Historic Preservation Advisory Committee (HPAC). The primary duties of the HPAC are to:

  • Safeguard the heritage of Dunedin by preserving the resources of the community which reflect elements of historical significance;
  • Identify, designate, and make recommendations on regulating historic landmarks in order to preserve their historical significance;
  • Maintain an inventory of historic structures; and
  • Develop a historic plaque policy and application process.

The HPAC, City Commission, and staff works with property owners, local businesses, public agencies and community organizations to help identify, preserve, and promote Dunedin’s unique character and aids the public with historical research, rehabilitation issues and economic incentives.