The Restoration

In 2009, the Division of Historical Resources began the process of restoring The Grove for eventual use as a public museum. This project is funded by the State of Florida and the Restoration Team is led by:

  • MLD Architects
  • H2 Engineering
  • Nelson Architectural Engineers
  • Conservation Solutions, Inc.
  • Mihir Environics, Inc.
  • MDB Landscape Design
  • Allstate Construction
  • Florida Department of State, Division of Historical Resources
  • Florida Department of State, Division of Administrative Services
  • Florida Department of Management Services

The guiding principles of this restoration are:

  • Adherence to the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Historic Preservation Projects.
  • Advancement of Mary Call Darby Collins' preservation legacy.
  • Achievement of LEED Gold certification by the United States Green Building Council.
  • 100% physical and intellectual accessibility.