North Hill Wins Battle Against Proposed Probation and Parole Office

Historic CocaCola Building

Historic CocaCola Building

Friday, March 21, 2014 – Governor Rick Scott calls NHPA President, Melanie Nichols to inform the neighborhood that the Department of Corrections Probation and Parole Office will NOT be moving to the North Hill Neighborhood and to say that they will remain at 3100 North Davis Highway in the M-1 Light Industrial District.

This has been a long, difficult three weeks for all of us and we’re sure that you all screamed shouts of joy when the Governor of Florida and the Mayor of Pensacola each issued their statements with the good news…..that the Probation Office will STAY where it is in the M-1 Industrial District, far removed from residential neighborhoods.

NHPA is very grateful to everyone who dropped everything to write letters, make phone calls, deliver flyers, attend Council Meetings, research zoning codes, and carry picket signs to make sure the Governor knew we were here.  Special thanks to our amazing legal champions, Erick Mead and Robby Rushing who never gave up and attacked the issue from every direction possible.  Thank you Councilman Charles Bare and Councilman Brian Spencer for diving into this battle and working so hard to support North Hill, and to the Mayor for never giving up the fight to protect neighborhoods.  NHPA is especially grateful to all the work by State Representative Clay Ingram for all his work at the Tallahassee level working with the Department of Corrections and the Governor’s office to enlist their support for a solution that protected the residential community.  This was an amazing team effort and everyone should be very proud!

North Hill Easter Egg Hunt – Saturday, April 19th

Easter Egg Hunt
Come join us on Saturday, April 19th at 5:30 PM as we welcome Spring to North Hill with an Easter Egg Hunt in beautiful Alabama Square. All ages are welcome! We will divide the park into different age groups so that everyone has a chance to find some eggs and win prizes. Refreshments will be served in the Gazebo for everyone, and as a special treat, there will also be a craft table set up for the children. To participate, please contact Jo Elizabeth “Joey” Brown at or call 449-5979 so that we have a good head count for refreshments. Please bring one dozen, filled plastic eggs for each child who will be participating to 109 West Blount Street by Friday evening, April 18th. Please fill the eggs with small items such as wrapped candy, stickers, coins, small toys, hair barrettes, etc. Everyone is welcome!
Cinema on the Green will be held in the Square at 7 p.m., so consider bringing a picnic basket dinner and making a family evening in the Park.
We look forward to seeing you in the Square!
*Rain date will be Sunday, April 20that 5:30 p.m.

Walking Tours of North Hill with Professor Broxton

NHPA Landmark Sign
The Jared Sparks Historical Society of Pensacola State College
Presents Historical Walking Tours of Pensacola with Professor Randall Broxton
Looking for something fun to do while learning more about this great historical city? Join Professor Broxton for his FREE walking tour series of Historic Pensacola. His next two tours tours will take place in North Hill. Even if you have lived here for years, you will learn something you never knew about the homes and early inhabitants of our lovely neighborhood.
Lower North Hill Tour (featuring the southern half of North Hill) – Saturday, April 19th, 10 till noon. Meet at the southwest corner of W. Jackson Street at Palafox Street.
East Hill Tour – Saturday, May 3rd, 10 till noon. Meet at the corner of East Gadsden & 20thAvenue.


North Hill Preservation Association Membership Drive – 2014

Dear Friends,
We would like to start by saying “Thank you” to all of you who were members of the North Hill Preservation Association in 2013. Your financial help and volunteer support enabled us to match grant funding which will add additional landmark signage throughout the district, add safety improvements to Alabama Square Park, sponsor community clean-ups, food drives, toy drives, and community gathering opportunities such as Cinema on the Green, and our Spring and Fall Festivals. North Hill is truly a neighborhood of southern charm and grace where neighbors know each other and work together to improve our community.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and in partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the North Hill District is one of Florida’s finest collections of remaining Victorian architecture still existing in its residential setting dating back to 1868.
We invite and encourage ALL who believe in strengthening and preserving our wonderful North Hill neighborhood to join us in 2014, and work with us to enhance, preserve, and protect North Hill – our period structures, our historic battlefield sites, our five parks, and of utmost importance, the quality of life that we enjoy in the neighborhood.
Membership dues and donations fund our website, e-news broadcasting, newsletters, our many community gathering events that are so important to weaving and strengthening the fabric of our neighborhood, and fund the capital improvements that beautify the whole district and contribute to our property values.
We look forward to your 2014 participation in the North Hill Preservation Association.
Your North Hill Board of Directors
North Hill Preservation Association
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Please make check payable to: NHPA, and mail in the enclosed envelope to P.O. Box 12451, Pensacola, FL 32591. Or, if you prefer to pay using a debit or credit card, please go to the Membership Page of our website at

Cinema on the Green – Spring Schedule Announced


Cinema on the Green -

Each Spring and Fall, NHPA presents Cinema on the Green in Alabama Square. These wonderful evenings provide a chance to mingle with neighbors and view a family friendly movie under the stars. The movie events are FREE to everyone, and as a special bonus, members of NHPA receive free refreshments from our concession stand (come early to get your arm band). Events begin a half hour before the movie start times, when we fire up the popcorn machine and movies begin at dusk.
Upcoming dates for the Spring Season are:
Saturday, March 15th, movie begins at 7:15 p.m.
Saturday, April 19th , movie begins at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 3rd, movie begins at 7:30 p.m.

We’re looking for movie sponsors…hint, hint, YOU GET TO PICK THE FILM. Film sponsorship can be made for a tax-deductible donation of $200 to NHPA, and we’ll even feature your advertising promo at the start of the film. It’s a great way to advertise your business and support your neighborhood!

*All movies begin at dusk
**Rain dates are the following Sunday evenings