The Historic Districts


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As an effort to help preserve Palatka's historic neighborhoods and downtown, a Cultural Resource Survey was begun on July 1, 1980.  Its objectives were to identify the unique historic buildings and revitalize the economy of the central commercial district and encourage revitalization of older neighborhoods.  As a result of this survey, the two Historic Districts were created in 1982 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. 

The North Historic District aka ‘Reid's Garden’, is bounded roughly by the St. Johns River, Bronson, North 1st, North 5th, and Main Streets.  The South Historic District, aka ‘The Hammock’, is somewhat larger, and is bounded roughly by the St. Johns River, Oak, South 9th, and Morris Streets.

Click HERE to view a copy of the Cultural Resource Survey.  The actual street by street, residence by residence assessment files are housed in the Palatka Headquarters of the Putnam County Library System and may be viewed there.

An earlier historic assessment of Palatka's unique and historic homes was conducted in 1978 as part of a Master's Thesis for a Master's Degree in Architecture awarded by the University of Florida.  It centered on what would become the North Historic District.  This earlier survey is sited in the bibliography of the Cultural Resource Survey.  A copy of it has come to light and is presented HERE for your viewing pleasure.


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Last updated:    October 02, 2014