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Venice in Sarasota County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Lord - Higel House Restoration Project

 
 
Lord - Higel House Restoration Project Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 13, 2011
1. Lord - Higel House Restoration Project Marker
Inscription. This house is the oldest home located in Southwest Sarasota County. Built in 1896 for Joseph H. Lord, the home was in the center of his ninety acre citrus grove, located at what is now Bay Shore Estates.

In 1905 it became the residence of his citrus grove manager George Higel. George and Abigail Williams Higel lived and raised five of their six children in this house until 1919.

In 2005 the house was given to the City of Venice and moved to its present location where it will be restored and become a period museum for describing the lives and times of pioneer settlers of the Venice Area. The Lord - Higel House will allow locals and visitors to glimpse both pioneer history and obtain information about other local attractions.
 
Erected by City of Venice Historical Preservation Board.
 
Location. 27° 5.916′ N, 82° 27.093′ W. Marker is in Venice, Florida, in Sarasota County. Marker is at the intersection of Granada Avenue and Avenue des Parques South, on the right when traveling east on Granada Avenue. Click for map. This historical marker is located in a residential area between the downtown area and the gulf coast beaches, just a block south of Venice Avenue. Marker is at or near this postal address: 409 Granada Avenue, Venice FL 34285, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Lord - Higel House Restoration Project Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 13, 2011
2. Lord - Higel House Restoration Project Marker
View of the historical marker as seen in front of the northwest corner of the Lord - Higel House.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Welcome to Heritage Court / Fred H. Albee, M.D. (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Venice Apartment District (about 500 feet away); Pioneer Court (about 600 feet away); 1926 Article From "Venice News" (approx. mile away); Venice (approx. mile away); Kentucky Military Institute (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Hotel Venice (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ennes Arcade and Hotel Valencia 1926 (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Venice.
 
Also see . . .  Friends of the Lord-Higel House. This is a link to information provided by the Friends of the Lord-Higel House. (Submitted on June 19, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Lord - Higel House Restoration Project Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 13, 2011
3. Lord - Higel House Restoration Project Marker
View of the southwest corner of the Lord - Higel House.
Lord - Higel House Restoration Project Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 13, 2011
4. Lord - Higel House Restoration Project Marker
View of both the historical marker and the featured structure looking east along Granada Avenue.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 495 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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