May is National Preservation Month. Communities all around the country are celebrating their unique heritage. Coronado MainStreet, the Coronado Historical Association, and the City of Coronado are again celebrating preservation in Coronado, using the national theme "This Place Matters." Throughout the month, we have been celebrating historic places that are meaningful in Coronado - we are fortunate to have many.
On Thursday, May 28, the Coronado Historical Association hosted a free Historic Preservation Symposium held virtually.
The Symposium program included a "behind the scenes" look at the historic preservation underway at the Hotel del Coronado as part of the Master Plan, including restoration of the Power Plant and Laundry Building as well as the partial re-creation of the historic front porch. The hotel’s preservation architect, David Marshall, AIA, NCARB, who is President and Senior Principal at Heritage Architecture and Planning, presented "Restoring the Hotel Del Coronado - Piece by Piece". He detailed the process of uncovering and documenting the historic fabric behind the many layers that have been added on to the resort over the years, and get a preview of what’s to come as the Hotel prepares for its next 130 years. In addition, associate Planner Tricia Olsen described the City’s Historic Resource Ordinance and the process to apply for Historic Designation and Mills Act tax incentives.
The recording of the Symposium can be viewed above through the video link.