The Historic New Smyrna Beach Preservation Commission is pleased to announce that it is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Donnadine Miller Memorial Historic Preservation Award. Awards are given annually to one residential (single family) and one non-residential property that promotes pride in the City’s past and increases awareness and appreciation for buildings that contribute to the history and character of New Smyrna Beach. Buildings 50 years and older or sites associated with a historic event are eligible. The nomination deadline is April 30, 2021.
The City created the Historic preservation award program in 2002. In 2009, the award program was renamed in memory of Donnadine Miller, who was an active volunteer and member of the community. Mrs. Miller had served as Chair of the Historic New Smyrna Beach Preservation Commission; worked as an amateur archaeologist; and participated in numerous other events and activities. While award recipients are encouraged to apply for local landmark designation, receiving an award does not place any restrictions on the property.
Each award winner will be presented with a bronze plaque at a May City Commission meeting. The 2020 winners were 620 South Riverside Drive (residential) and 1201 South Riverside Drive (non-residential). Applications are available at City Hall, 210 Sams Avenue; the New Smyrna Museum of History, 120 Sams Avenue; and online via the link below.