Quincy in Gadsden County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
The White House / Pleasants Woodson White
This house was constructed during the early 1840´s for Joseph Leonard Smallwood. At that time, it was a one and one-half story structure. In 1849, Pleasants Woodson White married Smallwood´s niece, Emily, and purchased the property. He had the house enlarged in 1856; it was remodeled in the Classical Revival style at the same time. The house is an excellent example of the style. Its matching porticos supported by Doric columns give it a dignified balance. The Whites were an active Quincy family. P.W. White served the Confederacy as Chief Commissary Officer for Florida and was politically active after the Civil War. Emily White organized and served as president of the Ladies Aid Society during the war, nursing and providing necessities to wounded soldiers. She was also involved in Methodist Church activities. The house, which was the White family home until 1921, has since served as the parsonage of Centenary Methodist Church. The White House was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on February 16, 1973.
White was born in Georgia in 1820, the son of a Methodist minister who soon moved his family to Quincy. Young White studied at Emory and began practicing law in Quincy in
Erected 1978 by the Centenary United Methodist Church in cooperation with Department of State. (Marker Number F-288.)
Location. 30° 35.466′ N, 84° 34.568′ W. Marker is in Quincy, Florida, in Gadsden County. Marker is at the intersection of East King Street and North Madison Street (State Road 12), on the right when traveling west on East King Street. Click for map
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Quincy Academy (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Paul's Episcopal Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Quincy State Bank (about 700 feet away); Gadsden County Civil War Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gadsden County War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gadsden County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pat Munroe House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Quincy.
Also see . . . Civil War Florida - The White House - Quincy, Florida. (Submitted on December 8, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Categories. • Notable Buildings • War, US Civil •
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