Pensacola's Historic North Hill

The Sol A. Levy House at 100 W. DeSoto Street
The C. A. Weis House at 105 W. Gonzalez Street
The W. H. Watson House at 611 N. Barcelona Street
The Dr. Walter C. Payne House at 1125 N Spring
The Dr. Walter C. Payne House at 1125 N Spring
The A. G. Moreno House at 116 W. Desoto Street
The William J. Forbes House at 903 N. Spring Street

The Association

The North Hill Preservation Association (NHPA) was created in 1972, and formally organized in 1974, to promote and preserve the architecturally diverse North Hill Preservation District located in Pensacola, Florida.

The District is recognized on the National Registry of Historic Places and is one of the largest residential historic districts in the State of Florida. As part of its mission, the NHPA protects the District’s standards and boundaries and promotes preservation efforts by property owners.

The Cornelia Covington Bass and Oscar Leonidas Bass House. Built 1902

The Neighborhood

The North Hill Preservation District and surrounding areas form a vibrant neighborhood. The Association helps maintain our close-knit community by welcoming new residents, organizing neighborhood events, and communicating regularly about relevant neighborhood issues.


The National Registry of Historic Places recognizes the North Hill Preservation District as one of the nation’s historic places with structures worthy of preservation. The North Hill Preservation District is protected under Section 12-2-10 of the City of Pensacola Municipal Code and is overseen by the City of Pensacola Architectural Review Board.


Home renovation in a historic district requires a conscious effort to maintain the home’s historical integrity. Determining appropriate paint colors, repairing damage with like or approved modern materials, and restoring architectural details that were lost in past modernizations are all things that are considered when restoring a historic home. Our North Hill property owners have undertaken research and approval processes to preserve the beauty of their homes for the enjoyment of generations to come.

He who loves an old house never loves in vain.

Isabel La Howe Conant

Upcoming Events

  • Egg Hunt & Spring Fest

    • Date: Apr 1, 2023
    • Time: 4–7 p.m.
    • Location: Alabama Square

    Come celebrate the warming weather, another hour of daylight, and the blossoming beauty of our lovely neighborhood with 2023’s Spring Fest! Join your friends and neighbors once again in beautiful Alabama Square for food, fellowship, and festivity. For the kids, there will be a bounce house and face painting. Plus this year we’ll be kicking…

  • NHPA Board Meetings at Open Books in Historic North Hill

    April 2023 Board Meeting

    • Date: Apr 18, 2023
    • Time: 6 p.m.
    • Location: Open Books

    The NHPA Board conducts most monthly business meetings in person at Open Books (the June meeting is conducted at the Founders’ Day dinner). Current members can observe the entire business meeting silently or present questions and concerns to the Board during the Open Forum at the start of each meeting. We ask that you schedule…

  • Spring Neighborhood Yard Sale

    • Date: Apr 22, 2023
    • Time: 8 a.m.–12 p.m.
    • Location: North Hill

    What better way to jump-start your spring cleaning than with a yard sale? There is power in numbers; and with many neighborhood participants, North Hill always draws a shopping crowd! We have timed our sale to fall before the Mayor’s planned curb-side clean-up, so whatever you haven’t sold can be readied for pickup. NHPA will…

Become a Member of the NHPA

Your membership makes North Hill a stronger neighborhood and amplifies our voice for preservation!

Annual dues and fundraising efforts enable the NHPA to hold neighborhood events, perform park improvements, address neighborhood safety issues, and bring you important communications about the District.