Historic Preservation Symposium

Thursday, May 28th, 2020


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May is National Preservation Month. Communities all around the country are celebrating their unique heritage. Coronado MainStreet, the Historical Association, and the City of Coronado are again celebrating preservation in Coronado, using the national theme "This Place Matters." Throughout the month, we will be celebrating historic places that are meaningful in Coronado -  we are fortunate to have many.

On Thursday, May 28, there will be a free Historic Preservation Symposium held virtually. There are two ways to watch the Symposium:

  1. Watch via Zoom Webinar. Sign up using the RSVP form on the Coronado Historical Association's website. You will be sent an email with a Zoom link and instructions for how to watch the Zoom Webinar. 

  2. Watch via Facebook Live. Tune in on the Coronado Historical Association's Facebook page to watch the Symposium live.


We are happy to announce the program will include 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, will be presenting "Restoring the Hotel Del Coronado - Piece by Piece". He will detail 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.

David Marshall, AIA, NCARB, is President and Senior Principal at Heritage Architecture and Planning. His past preservation work encompasses many of Balboa Park's prized structures, including the Spreckels Organ Pavilion, the Museum of Man, Museum of Art, and the House of Hospitality, as well as the Western Metal Supply Company building at Petco Park and the Balboa Theatre. He currently serves as Board Chair of Friends of Balboa Park and has previously served as Board President of the California Preservation Foundation (CPF) and of the Save Our Heritage Organisation (SOHO), as well as serving as historic architect for San Diego's Historical Resources Board (HRB). David has a long-standing relationship with the Hotel del Coronado as a preservation architect.

In addition, associate Planner Tricia Olsen will be describing the City’s Historic Resource Ordinance and the process to apply for Historic Designation and Mills Act tax incentives.