Our History so beautifully...
A rchitecturally, Preserved Restaurant has retained the original structure, which was built between 1865 and 1885. It’s one of the oldest houses in Lincolnville.
In 1892, President Thomas Jefferson’s great granddaughter, Maria Jefferson Shine, lived in the house with her husband, Dr. William F. Shine, president of the county’s Board of Health. She founded the Jefferson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, who after her death renamed the chapter for her.
In the 1920s, Frank A. Rolleston, secretary of the Board of Trade, lived there. He later became editor of the St. Augustine Record. Everything that was not original has been torn down as to maintain its Victorian character and keep it a community asset. St. Augustine locals will recall the unsavory past of this address from the 1960s on to as recently as the early 2000s. The work on the preservation of the building and the launch of the restaurant and upstairs bed and breakfast certainly lend its name to being called Preserved. It has been a huge investment for many, with the end result being a tremendous asset for the Lincolnville community and the people of St. Augustine.
We look forward to seeing you...
Featuring plenty of parking, Preserved Restaurant welcomes you. Whether you enter the property from Bridge Street or MLK Boulevard, you’ll find onsite parking with a rounded driveway for ease of drop off near the front door.
Preserved Restaurant highly suggests reservations. Reservations can be made by calling 904-679-4940, or by using the Open Table Reservation widget below.