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Fernandina Beach in Nassau County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Lesesne House

 
 
The Lesesne House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 12, 2012
1. The Lesesne House Marker
Inscription. This Classical Revival style residence, built by Dr. John F. Lesesne circa 1860, is one of the oldest homes in Fernandina Beach. Lesesene left Fernandina during the Civil War and did not return. In 1868 the house became the property of the family of Judge John Friend, who had been appointed district tax commissioner after the war by President Andrew Johnson. Friend was a lawyer and served as a county commissioner and judge. At the time of his death in 1878 he was state senator-elect from Nassau County. The descendants of the Friend family still occupy the home. This double galleried home, constructed of hand-hewn lumber fastened with wooden pegs, is one of the major points of interest in the Fernandina Beach Historic District which was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.
Florida Hertigage Site
 
Erected 1997 by The General Duncan Lamont Clinch Historical Society of Amelia Island and Angel Starke Davis, Ernest and Marie Davis Chaplin Family, Davis and Dee Chaplin, Saxby Caroline Sperau and Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-376.)
 
Location. 30° 40.267′ N, 81° 27.692′ W. Marker is in Fernandina Beach, Florida, in Nassau County. Marker is on Centre Street
The Lesesne House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 12, 2012
2. The Lesesne House and Marker
near N 5th Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fernandina Beach FL 32034, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nassau County Historic Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Memorial United Methodist Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Presbyterian Church (about 400 feet away); David L. Yulee (about 600 feet away); Phelan-Verot House Built Prior to 1866 (about 700 feet away); Revolutionary War Invasion of British East Florida (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Peter's Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Florida's First Atlantic to Gulf Railroad (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fernandina Beach.
 
Regarding The Lesesne House. as mentioned: National Register of Historic Places:
Fernandina Beach Historic District (added 1973 - - #73000593)
♦ Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
♦ Architect, builder, or engineer: Barber,George W., et al., Schuyler,Robert V.
♦ Architectural Style: Queen Anne, Italianate
♦ Area of Significance: Politics/Government, Transportation, Exploration/Settlement, Architecture, Commerce
♦ Period of Significance: 1875-1899, 1850-1874
♦ Historic Function:
The Lesesne House image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 12, 2012
3. The Lesesne House
Commerce/Trade, Domestic
♦ Current Function: Commerce/Trade, Domestic
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
The Lesesne House , west side view image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 12, 2012
4. The Lesesne House , west side view
The Lesesne House Marker, looking west along Centre Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 12, 2012
5. The Lesesne House Marker, looking west along Centre Street
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 489 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   5. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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