Inverness in Citrus County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
R. O. Hicks House
City of Inverness and the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce
Erected 2006 by City of Inverness, Florida & the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce.
Location. 28° 50.211′ N, 82° 20.052′ W. Marker is in Inverness, Florida, in Citrus County. Marker is at the intersection of Tompkins Street and North Osceola Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Tompkins Street. Touch for map. Marker is mounted directly on the subject building, at eye-level, on the front wall just to the right of the main entrance. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 Tompkins Street, Inverness FL 34453, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. J. K. Kelly House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Inverness Woman's Club (about 400 feet away); The George Carter House (about 500 feet away); The Bank of Inverness (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dickenson Grocery Citizens Bank (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Dime Store (approx. 0.2 miles away); Inverness Masonic Temple (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Inverness.
More about this marker. Marker is a large, embossed metal plaque.
Regarding R. O. Hicks House. The R.O. Hicks House is currently occupied by a beauty salon business.
Also see . . . R. O. Hicks House. The house was uniquely designed with an octagonal roof with the belief that the structure could therefore weather hurricanes. This home is possibly the oldest home remaining in Inverness. The only changes to the house have been the addition of the front porch and two bathrooms. The spacious high-ceiling living room, dining room and kitchen have remained unaltered. The house was constructed of solid heart of pine lumber and surrounded by the original fence. The Hicks family continues to operate a successful orange grove in the city near the Gospel Island Bridge. (Submitted on November 8, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Categories. • Architecture • Industry & Commerce •
Credits. This page was last revised on November 15, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 8, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 24 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 8, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.