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Historic Preservation

The Main Street Approach for Commercial District revitalization is rooted in the cause of Historic Preservation.  By focusing on the district, economic revitalization efforts produce increased property values for owners who are able to reinvest in their properties, find new uses for old buildings, and provide higher returns on local government’s infrastructure investment in the form of increased taxes.  

Eustis has been active in preserving its history.  There are two historic districts, the Eustis Commercial Historic District and the Washington Avenue Historic District.  There are nine listings on the National Register for Historic Places, and twenty designated local landmarks.  Sadly, one Local Landmark, the Ace Theatre, collapsed in 2010 and the site was demolished.

Certified Local Government Program

 In June of 1997 Eustis became a part of The Certified Local Government Program.  The CLG program is a preservation partnership between local, state and national governments focused on promoting historic preservation at the grass roots level. The program is jointly administered by the National Park Service (NPS) and the State Historic Preservation Offices (SHPOs) in each state, with each local community working through a certification process to become recognized as a Certified Local Government (CLG). CLGs then become an active partner in the Federal Historic Preservation Program and the opportunities it provides.

Historic Places in Eustis

National Register of Historic Places

  • Clifford House
  • Eustis Commercial Historic District
  • Ferran Park and the Alice McClelland Memorial Band Shell
  • Laroe Family Homestead Historic District
  • Gould Hyde Norton House
  • William Kimbrough Pendleton House
  • Purdy Villa
  • Moses J. Taylor House
  • Woman’s Club of Eustis