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Auburndale in Polk County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Ephraim M. Baynard House

1894

 
 
Ephraim M. Baynard House 1894 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, December 24, 2014
1. Ephraim M. Baynard House 1894 Marker
Inscription. Ephraim M. Baynard, born in South Carolina in 1861, arrived in Auburndale soon after its founding. By 1893, he owned one of the general stores in the community and acreage planted in citrus and tomatoes. As a highly successful grower, Baynard owned and operated the Chase Packing Plant until it was destroyed by fire. He sold his general store in 1902 and became intensely involved in real estate development in the 1920s. Baynard built several commercial buildings and at least two residences in Auburndale. Mr. Baynard's home, located on West Lake Avenue, was built in 1894 by Alfred Chipman Thorpe and is an example of the Folk Victorian architectural style. Another barnyard home was built in 1914 by Thorpe's son, Harry, and later became the Kersey Funeral Home. Ephraim M. Baynard received recognition from the State of Florida as a Great Floridian in the year 2000. The Baynard House is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected 2011 by City of Auburndale, Auburndale Community Redevelopment Agency, Auburndale Historic Preservation Commission, Centennial Celebration Committee.
 
Location. 28° 4.032′ N, 81° 47.377′ W. Marker is in Auburndale, Florida, in Polk County. Marker is at the intersection of
Ephraim M. Baynard House 1894 Marker with house decorated for Christmas image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, December 24, 2014
2. Ephraim M. Baynard House 1894 Marker with house decorated for Christmas
West Lake Avenue and Shelby Street, on the left when traveling south on West Lake Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 208 W Lake Ave, Auburndale FL 33823, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Seaboard Air Line Rail Depot (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Ephraim M. Baynard House (about 400 feet away); Bayard Retail Building (about 700 feet away); Patterson Retail Building (about 700 feet away); "Flatiron" Triangle Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Auburndale City Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); City's First Fire Engine (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Cummings (approx. 4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Auburndale.
 
More about this marker. This marker has a companion marker located on the opposite side of the house. Though text is identical, sponsorship and date erected are different.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 120 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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