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A Goodwin Visit

A Goodwin visit with Melissa Wylie of the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation

Last week The Goodwin Company enthusiastically welcomed Melissa Wyllie for a Goodwin visit. Melissa is the CEO and President of the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation. The Trust’s mission is to “Promote the preservation and the inclusive sharing of the diverse architectural, historical and archaeological heritage of Florida.” This mission coincides tremendously with Goodwin’s work with many historic preservation projects and recovering Florida’s sunken history.

Over the years The Goodwin Company has successfully nominated several projects for the Trust Preservation Awards. Materials for these projects were supplied by The Goodwin Company. Projects nominated by Goodwin won awards in 2018, 2015, and 2013. In 2018 Gainesville’s Matheson History Museum’s Library and Archive building won the Meritorious Achievement in Adaptive Use award, nominated by Jeffrey Forbes. In 2015 Gainesville’s 1926 Firestone Building won the Honorable Mention Award for Adaptive Use, nominated by Jeffrey Forbes. In 2013 Gainesville’s Gainesville Depot was awarded the award for Outstanding Achievement in Historic Restoration/Rehabilitation and Green Building, nominated by Carol Goodwin. The Goodwin Company as well as Carol Goodwin and Jeffery Forbes are members of the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation.

Melissa’s visit coincidentally came during National Preservation Month. National Preservation Month is celebrated every year in May since 1973. With events focusing on promoting historic places. It was certainly a pleasure having Melissa visit the Goodwin Company. We look forward to seeing her again at the Preservation on Main Street Conference in New Port Richey July 21st – 24th. Where The Goodwin Company will be participating and we hope to see you there!

Learn More about the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation!

Preserving the Past at Goodwin

Reclaimed Wood TreasuresCheck out this neat treasure!  George Goodwin recently restored this antique log roller he found alongside some River Recovered Heart Pine logs in the Suwannee River. He immediately identified it thanks to his keen eye for antiques. George owned an antique business in downtown Micanopy, Florida before discovering the beauty of River Recovered Antique Wood.  
 
The loggers in this photo used log rollers to fashion rafts of logs and ride them to downstream sawmills some 125 years ago.  Our ancestors worked long, hard, backbreaking hours to select, cut, secure and transport logs used for building and other practical purposes.  As technology progresses, it’s easy to forget the way things were, and just how fortunate we are today.  
 
We are very humbled to have the opportunity to recover logs lost long ago and transform them into the most beautiful and durable luxury wood flooring in the world!  If you would like to learn more about this process, please don’t hesitate to contact us.  We always have interesting and educating stories to tell.  We feel it is important to keep George’s River Recovered legacy alive and welcome the opportunity to pass his stories down to future generations!

Help Preserve Historic Tampa!

Join Goodwin Heart Pine and Tampa Preservation, Inc. on April 14, 2012 for the 2nd annual Free Historic Homes Workshop. The series of workshops offer tips and advice to owners of historic homes looking to restore their property including topics like Repairing Historic Wood Windows, Refinishing Wood Floors, Making Your Home More Energy Efficient, Florida […]