Lincolnville is a neighborhood with rich history, especially regarding the African American settlements within the City of St. Augustine. In fact, Lincolnville and the City of St Augustine have the oldest record of continuous African American settlement in the United States dating from Pedro Menendez’s founding of the city in 1565 to the present day.
In addition to Lincolnville’s cultural legacy, Lincolnville has an incredible built history being, “… the densest concentration and most numerous examples of historic structures.” (NRHD Application, page 48)
The buildings in Lincolnville range from Frame Vernacular, Masonry Vernacular, Frame/Masonry Vernacular, Bungalow, Gothic Revival, Mediterranean Revival, Italianate, Queen Anne, Tudor, Victorian Era, and potentially Pre-Colonial archaeological footprints. The cultural and built history of Lincolnville are protected by the National Register of Historic Places designation, but it is incumbent on all homeowners, property owners, and the community to care for these treasures.
These guidelines aim to identify, protect, and encourage the continued development of Lincolnville’s built history, balancing preservation with maintaining a vibrant, livable residential district.
To learn ways that you can help to better protect the architectural integrity of the Lincolnville Community, review the draft version 6 of the LCRA Architectural Guidelines.