“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Elfers in Pasco County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)

The Baker House

The Baker House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, June 15, 2013
1. The Baker House Marker
Inscription. Samuel and Elizabeth Pinder Baker built this "Cracker" house in 1882. A sponge hooker of mariner lineage who owned land at Baillie's Bluff, he gave it a nautical touch as well as the traditional "Dog Trot" hall through the center. Vertical wall planks are joined like shipbuilders fasten together wooden hulls. Restored for use as a museum, the Baker House is the "Crown Jewel" of Pasco County's Centennial Park.
Erected 1992 by Pasco Board of County Comissioners and the Pasco County Historical Preservation Committee.
Location. 28° 12.547′ N, 82° 43.157′ W. Marker is in Elfers, Florida, in Pasco County. Marker can be reached from Moog Road. Touch for map. House and marker is located toward the back of the property behind fence. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5744 Moog Road, Elfers FL 34680, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Elfers (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Elfers School (approx. ¾ mile away); West Elfers Cemetery (approx. 1.3 miles away); Sims Park (approx. 2.9 miles away); Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church
The Baker House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, July 1, 2008
2. The Baker House and Marker
(approx. 3 miles away); Seven Springs (approx. 3.3 miles away); Green Key (approx. 3.9 miles away); Rose Cemetery (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elfers.
Also see . . .  National Register Designation. (Submitted on July 28, 2013, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.)
Categories. Notable Buildings
Credits. This page was last revised on April 9, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 28, 2013, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 358 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on July 28, 2013, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.   2. submitted on November 19, 2008, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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