“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Eatonville in Orange County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)

Moseley House

Moseley House Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, December 30, 2011
1. Moseley House Marker
Inscription. Taylor Street is the eastern boundary of Eatonville and is the site of Jim and Matilda Clark Moseley's home. Matilda, or "Miss Tillie," as she was affectionately called, was the niece of Joseph Clark, Eatonville's founder and first mayor. Early dwellings in Eatonville were mainly single-family, one-story, 500-square-foot wood frame houses with no more than 2 or 3 rooms. One such house was located at 11 Taylor Street, built c. 1888 and is known as the Moseley House. Tillie was born and reared in Eatonville, where she served as a Sunday School teacher, church pianist and community activist. She married Jim Moseley, son of the fourth mayor of Eatonville. As a member of Eatonville's pioneer family and due to her community involvement, many considered her a walking historian. Eatonville's most acclaimed citizen - Zora Neale Hurston - author and folklorist - was Tillie's best friend and a frequent visitor. Much of Hurston's work is set in Eatonville and she would often stay with the Moseleys when she returned. The house is a repository for early Eatonville memorabilia, including the Moseley family and Zora Neale Hurston, and is a place to preserve African-American history and culture.

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Moseley House Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, December 30, 2011
2. Moseley House Marker
Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-620.)
Location. 28° 37.091′ N, 81° 22.572′ W. Marker is in Eatonville, Florida, in Orange County. Marker is on Taylor Street south of East Kennedy Boulevard, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11 Taylor Street, Maitland FL 32751, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Church of the Good Shepherd (approx. half a mile away); Railroading in Maitland (approx. 0.6 miles away); William H. Waterhouse Residence (approx. 0.6 miles away); Carpentry Shop Museum (approx. 0.6 miles away); Black Bear Trail (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lake Lily Drive (approx. 0.7 miles away); Fort Maitland / Maitland / Lake Maitland (approx. 0.7 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 1.1 miles away).
More about this marker. The marker is capped with the logo of the Florida Historic Marker program.
Regarding Moseley House. The Moseley House Museum is located in the Historic District of the Town of Eatonville and is the second oldest structure in the town.
Categories. African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicSettlements & Settlers
Thomas House image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, December 30, 2011
3. Thomas House
Next door to the Moseley House is the Thomas House, the oldest structure in Eatonville.
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