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May is National Preservation Month. Communities all around the country are celebrating their unique heritage. Each year, the Coronado Historical Association (CHA) partners with the City of Coronado and Coronado MainStreet to celebrate 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. To end this month-long celebration, CHA invites you to join them for a free Historic Preservation Symposium on Thursday, May 28 at 3 p.m.

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. In addition, associate City 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.

This year’s Symposium will be held virtually. There are two ways to watch: Watch via Zoom Webinar. Sign up by visiting or watch via Facebook Live by visiting Coronado Historical Association’s Facebook page and watch the Symposium live.

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