Pensacola Heritage Foundation

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Pensacola Heritage Foundation, Inc.
Established February 20, 1964[1]
Location 221 East Garden Street
Suite 8W
Manager Debbie Adkins
Board officers Dan Kenan, president
Sue Nicholson, vice president
Emily Mitchell, secretary
Tim Kane, treasurer

The Pensacola Heritage Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to discovering, preserving and developing an appreciation for Pensacola's rich heritage.

One of the earliest preservation movements in Pensacola, it was founded in 1964 by Mary Turner Rule, who bought and restored the then-dilapidated Dorr House in the Seville neighborhood. The Foundation campaigned for the establishment of the Gulf Islands National Seashore and was instrumental in creating the Historic Pensacola Preservation Board and the North Hill Historic District. It has helped restore a number of buildings in the Seville Square Historic District, including the Barkley House, which served as the organization's headquarters from 1989 to 2004 and was the location of the Foundation's annual Fourth of July and Russian New Year's parties.

Since 1987, the Foundation has hosted the Evenings in Olde Seville summer concert series in Seville Square. They were founded by longtime Foundation member Jim Tanck as a revival of a similar project that ran from 1966 to 1972.


  • "Heritage Foundation relocates offices." Pensacola News Journal, August 24, 2004.