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Santa Rosa Beach in Walton County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Eden

 
 
Eden Marker - Side A image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, February 18, 2011
1. Eden Marker - Side A
Inscription.
Side A
“Who loves a garden, still his ‘Eden’ keeps.”
Amos Bronson Alcott

The estate was bought in 1963 by Lois Genevieve Maxon, who planned the gardens which enhance the lovely natural setting and restored the mansion in antebellum style. Built in 1895 by lumberman William Henry Wesley, the house had elaborate Victorian trimming. The restoration fulfills a local legend which claims that the original design was inspired by an antebellum plantation house where the builder was given shelter on his way home from the War Between the States.

Side B
Wesley’s lumber partner and father-in-law, Simeon Strickland, had an identical house nearby, of which a portion still stands. Traces of their mill, where lumber for the two houses was cut, may still be seen on the “Eden” grounds.

GIVEN TO THE FLORIDA BOARD OF PARKS AND HISTORIC MEMORIALS

December 1968 by Lois Genevieve Maxon in loving memory of her parents: Harry Russell Maxon 1883-1960 Lois Adelheide Gustava Margarethe von Purucker Maxon 1885-1960
 
Erected 1969 by Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials. (Marker Number F-172.)
 
Location. 30° 22.272′ N, 86° 7.063′ W. Marker is in Santa Rosa

Eden Marker - Side B image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, February 18, 2011
2. Eden Marker - Side B
Beach, Florida, in Walton County. Click for map. The marker is located inside Eden Garden State Park off County Highway 395. Marker is in this post office area: Santa Rosa Beach FL 32459, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gulf Cemetery (approx. 6.8 miles away).
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Eden Marker image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, February 18, 2011
3. Eden Marker
Wesley House image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, February 18, 2011
4. Wesley House
 
 
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