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Inverness in Citrus County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The McLeod House

 
 
The McLeod House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 22, 2009
1. The McLeod House Marker
Inscription.
Built around 1915, this house is most remembered for the McLeod family who lived here from 1941 to 1998. Oscar Penn McLeod was born to a pioneer family near Perry, Florida. He was awarded a teaching certificate in 1918 and married Mayo Artie Reams at the Greenville Baptist Pastorium, Greenville, Florida, on September 8, 1918. He furthered his education through a correspondence course in “higher accounting”, leading to a CPA degree. After the move to Inverness in 1927, he worked as a bookkeeper for many local businesses and with “Work Projects Administration” (WPA), as superintendent/supervisor/timekeeper for Citrus County School construction projects. In the 1940ís he was appointed as an auditor for the State of Florida Attorney Generalís Office. His work there resulted in his being hired by John Ringling North of Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus of Sarasota where he worked until his death. He served as a school trustee in Citrus County while raising 12 children here – 10 boys and 2 girls. For 28 years there was a McLeod boy on the Citrus High School football team – Coach Walt Connors described them as born athletes! Many Citrus County children fondly remember going to the McLeod house – with 12 children, there was always somebody in the yard to play with. O. P. McLeod died in
The McLeod House image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, September 26, 2014
2. The McLeod House
Apparently, Miss Viki has left the building- It's just the Bistro now.
1947 and Mayo McLeod died in 1982. The property was purchased by Richard and Sandra Dixon in 1999 and transformed into a boutique and tea room, retaining the name “The McLeod House”. Photos of all 12 McLeod children in the foyer of the house still remain. At the time of the plaque dedication the building was occupied by Keith Chancas, as a French restaurant “Chateau Chan Sezz”.
 
Erected 2004 by City of Inverness, Florida.
 
Location. 28° 50.303′ N, 82° 19.822′ W. Marker is in Inverness, Florida, in Citrus County. Marker is on North Apopka Avenue 0.1 miles north of West Dampier Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 207 North Apopka Avenue, Inverness FL 34450, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Coca-Cola Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Greater Mount Carmel Baptist Church (about 600 feet away); Dickenson Grocery (about 700 feet away); Valerie Theater (about 800 feet away); Historic Citrus County Courthouse (about 800 feet away); The Dampier Building
The McLeod House image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 22, 2009
3. The McLeod House
The McLeod House was occupied by a restaurant named "Miss Viki's Vittles" at the time this photo was taken.
(about 800 feet away); Korean War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Korea and Viet Nam War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Inverness.
 
Regarding The McLeod House. At the time of this posting, the historic McLeod House is occupied by a restaurant named the "McLeod House Bistro." It was previously occupied by a restaurant named "Miss Viki's Vittles."
 
Also see . . .  McLeod House.
Built around 1915, this house at 207 N. Apopka Avenue is most remembered for the McLeod Family who lived here from 1941-1998. (Submitted on April 8, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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The McLeod House image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 22, 2009
4. The McLeod House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 7, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 8, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 448 times since then and 41 times this year. Last updated on May 5, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photos:   1. submitted on April 8, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   2. submitted on September 26, 2014, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida.   3, 4. submitted on April 8, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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