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By Mark Hilton, January 14, 2017
City of Daphne Marker with City Hall in background.
Alabama (Baldwin County), Daphne — City of Daphne — Incorporated July 8, 1927
The City of Daphne was incorporated July 8, 1927 with a population of 500. its history, however, dates to a much earlier period. Research and artifacts show that Tensaw, Alabama, Choctaw, Creeks, and Seminole Indians all lived in the this area prior . . . — Map (db m100843) HM
Alabama (Jefferson County), Birmington — Vulcan Statue
When it was first proposed in 1905 that Vulcan be placed on Red Mountain, the time was not right for such a move. But by 1935 when the idea for Vulcan Park was proposed, iron ore mining had ceased here, the mineral railroad had been abandoned and . . . — Map (db m95335) HM
Alabama (Lauderdale County), Florence — Aaron Gus Green
In 2001, Aaron Green, a Taliesin Fellow and a member of the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects, was awarded the very first Gold Medal by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. — Map (db m109411) HM
Alabama (Limestone County), Athens — Faces of Market Street
From the 1850s to the 1970s, the Louisville & Nashville Depot was located between Market and Washington streets. The building has been used as a dress ship, a photographer's studio, and in 2004 was remodeled for the Limestone County Archives. . . . — Map (db m93878) HM
Alabama (Limestone County), Athens — Scenes From Hobbs & Market Streets
The First Baptist Church, organized in 1824, built a meeting house in 1826. A brick structure was erected in 1831 but was replaced with the above building in 1909. This church located on the north west corner of Clinton and Hobbs streets, was later . . . — Map (db m93883) HM
Alabama (Macon County), Tuskegee — 119 Westside Street — Historic Tuskegee
This two-story brick structure, built in 1870, is an example of the Italianate Style. Many of these buildings no longer exist, being replaced by later growth in downtown districts. The Italianate Style is distinguished by the large upper story . . . — Map (db m100193) HM
Alabama (Macon County), Tuskegee — Macon County Legal Milestone
Front Macon County was created by the Alabama Legislature on December 18, 1832 and formed out of land formerly belonging to the Creek Indians. The County was named for Nathaniel Macon, a Revolutionary War soldier and long-serving . . . — Map (db m99677) HM
Alabama (Macon County), Tuskegee Institute — Campus Architect — Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site
. . . I should consider it a far-reaching calamity for us to lose Mr. Taylor at Tuskegee. —Booker T. Washington Look at the buildings around the main quadrangle. Much of what you see is the work of Robert R. Taylor, . . . — Map (db m101929) HM
Alabama (Madison County), Huntsville — Lowell M. Anderson — Father of Monte Sano Club
(side A) He proposed this pool to the residents, found the site, raised funds and crews, and put both to work. He trained residents of all ages and professions to operate bulldozers, bend and tie rebar, pour concrete, and plumb a pool. . . . — Map (db m108684) HM
Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — 14 — Dave Patton — (1879-1927)
Patton began his hauling business with two mules and grew to become a prominent real estate entrepreneur and contractor, building many area roads and schools. Patton purchased this site in 1900. According to oral tradition, he commissioned architect . . . — Map (db m111313) HM
Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Home of Joe Cain — Alabama Bicentennial 1819-2019
Joseph Stillwell Cain Jr., recognized today as the patron saint of Mardi Gras in Mobile, purchased this plot of land in 1859 for $500, along with his wife of more than three years, Elizabeth Rabby Cain. The couple built a four-room classic revival . . . — Map (db m111285) HM
Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — 30 — National African-American Archives and Museum
George B. Rogers, a prominent architect, designed this smaller replica of the main library in 1931. It is a classically inspired white structure with linear lines. It was the only library for blacks until desegregation in the mid-1960s. Today it is . . . — Map (db m111308) HM
Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Springhill Avenue Temple Congregation — Sha'Arai Shomayim Umaskil El Dol — (The Gates of Heaven and the Society of the Friends of the Needy)
Organized in Mobile on January 29, 1844, this Reform Jewish Congregation is the oldest in Alabama and one of the oldest in the United States. Members met in homes until December 27, 1846, when the St. Emanuel Street Temple was dedicated. The . . . — Map (db m111291) HM
Alabama (Morgan County), Decatur — Historic Downtown/Founders Park
Public Buildings 1. Public City Hall 2. Decatur Police Station 3. Decatur/Morgan Co. Chamber of Comm. 4. Decatur Public Library 5. Federal Bldg./Post Office 6. Morgan County Archives 7. Morgan County Courthouse 8. Morgan . . . — Map (db m103228) HM
Alabama (Morgan County), Decatur — Old Decatur Historic District/Historic Depot
The Old Decatur Historic District dates Back to the town's settlement in 1817; at that time it was called Rhodes Ferry Landing after Dr. Henry W. Rhodes, an early landowner who operated a ferry across the Tennessee River. In 1820, President . . . — Map (db m103229) HM
Alabama (Morgan County), Decatur — Old Decatur Historic District/Old State Bank
The Old Decatur Historic District dates Back to the Town's settlement in 1817; at that time it was called Rhodes Ferry Landing after Dr. Henry W. Rhodes, an early landowner who operated a ferry across the Tennessee River. In 1820, President . . . — Map (db m103225) HM WM
Alabama (Pike County), Troy — First United Methodist Church
The Methodist Episcopal Church of Troy was organized in 1843. The first building was constructed in 1858, on land donated by Ann Dowdell Love, affectionately known as "Granny Love." The second structure was erected in 1888. The present edifice, . . . — Map (db m36518) HM
Arizona (Coconino County), Grand Canyon — Grand Canyon Village
A rich architectural history awaits as you explore Grand Canyon Village. Eclectic in nature, the village is a mix of early pioneer, Santa Fe Railroad, and National Park Service structures. Entrepreneurial-pioneers started building here in the early . . . — Map (db m95934) HM
Arizona (Coconino County), Jacob Lake — Jacob Lake Ranger Station
Built in 1910 Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m94918) HM
Arizona (Coconino County), Sedona — 19 — Chapel of the Holy Cross, 1956 — City of Sedona Landmark No. 19
It took decades of searching for a perfect location before Marguerite Brunswig Staude's inspiring modern Catholic church could be built. The Chapel of the Holy Cross is an extraordinary architectural achievement, designed by architects Anshen & . . . — Map (db m94811) HM
Arizona (Coconino County), Sedona — Hart Pump House
A designated Sedona Historic Landmark built in 1932 by the Civilian Conservation Corps — Map (db m94814) HM
Arkansas (Benton County), Bentonville — Democratic Architecture / Usonian Characteristics

The word "Usonian" was derived from an abbreviation of "United States of North America." Frank Lloyd Wright embraced this term as the name for a distinct American and democratic style of residential architecture he developed during the Great . . . — Map (db m108874) HM

Arkansas (Chicot County), Lake Village — Lakeport Plantation House
Side 1 The Lakeport Plantation house was constructed circa 1859 for Lycurgus and Lydia Taylor Johnson. The skilled craftsmanship and lasting character are testaments to those who built the house. It is preserved in remembrance of all who . . . — Map (db m90491) HM
Arkansas (Garland County), Hot Springs — 122
Constructed 1891 in as dry goods and grocery store until 1915. Utah Apts above and restaurant below. Became the Apple Apts and Dixie Coffee Shop in 1840's. Recently was Magnolia Gift and Night Train Lounge. Remodeled apartments 1992. Wheatley . . . — Map (db m102704) HM
Arkansas (Garland County), Hot Springs — 126
Constructed in 1891 as a clothing store by Simon Meyer, one of the most successful merchants in the late 1890's. In 1923 Rosa Meyer opened a dry goods store and later the Walkowitz General Store. Most recently the Oyster Bar restaurant. Wheatly . . . — Map (db m102708) HM
Arkansas (Garland County), Hot Springs — 201 — The Howe Hotel
. . . — Map (db m102563) HM
Arkansas (Pulaski County), Little Rock — Geyer & Adams Building — (1914)
In 1904, John E. Geyer and his business partner John D. Adams moved their wholesale grocery business into a building located on this site. The partners replaced that building with this structure, designed by Charles Thompson, in 1914. The Geyer and . . . — Map (db m102091) HM
Arkansas (Pulaski County), Little Rock — Porbeck & Bowman Building — (1882)
Max Hilb and William Probst built this structure, designed by Joseph Willis, in 1882 for Probst & Hilb Liquor Company. The upper floor contained a two-story space that housed Concordia Hall, a Jewish social club. F. M. Fletcher and T.J. McCarthy . . . — Map (db m102056) HM
Arkansas (Pulaski County), Little Rock — Tuf-Nut Lofts
This property operated as horse stable in the late 19th century followed by the construction of single family dwellings. The primary user of the property during the 20th century was the Tuf-Nut Garment Manufacturing Company. Founded by James D. . . . — Map (db m102093) HM
California (Alameda County), Alameda — GPY-140-02 — Clark Memorial Bench — My Dumb Friends Bench
Donated to the city of Alameda in 1920 by Park Avenue resident Isabella Derby Clark, this concrete bench was designed by Myrtle Maillot. Mrs. Clark was a proponent of animal welfare. The inscription "In memory of my dumb friends" is a reference to . . . — Map (db m101553) HM
California (Alameda County), Oakland — Food & Ships
Oakland Canneries By the early 20th century, harbor improvements, expanded port facilities, and transcontinental rail service had made Oakland one of the state's leading exporters of processed food of all kinds: canned, dried, bottled, . . . — Map (db m92788) HM
California (Contra Costa County), Walnut Creek — "Old Borges Ranch"
Walnut Creek's Old Borges Ranchhouse, as the cornerstone of a working cattle ranch, was first built by Frank (Francisco) and his wife Mary Borges, their sons and daughters in 1899. Since then, this house has withstood five generations of the hard . . . — Map (db m93983) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Long Beach — The Jergins Trust Building — 1919 - 1988
Designed by architect Harvey Lochridge for Fred Markwell in 1914, but not constructred until 1919, the Jergins Building was originally named after Markwell. Built in the Beaux-Arts style, the six story structure contained a theater and offices. In . . . — Map (db m94328) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Bradbury Building
Mining Tycoon L. Bradbury Makes His Mark His name endures in the eponymous town of wealth and horseflesh set against the San Gabriel Mountains, but mining tycoon Louis Bradbury made his loveliest mark on Southern California with the . . . — Map (db m92497) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Oviatt Building
Paris Exposition Like the jewel-box that it is, the Oviatt Building husbands its treasures within its walls… yet even casual passerby can get a hint of the gorgeousness inside, from just a glimpse of the nymph-crowned gates, of the overhead . . . — Map (db m92506) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — < — Spring Street
Spring Street In Northern California, they panned gold in the mountain canyons. In Southern California, they made gold, in the concrete canyons of Spring Street.Map (db m92500) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Mission Hills — Fray Fermin Francisco DeLasuen, O.F.M. — (1736-1803)
Born in Victoria, Spain - 1736. Joined the Franciscan Order in 1751. Sent to the College of San Fernando in Mexico City in 1759. Labored in Mexico and Baja, California until 1775. Spent 10 years at Mission San Diego. Selected 2nd Presidente . . . — Map (db m101198) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Redondo Beach — 5 — The Plunge and ... The Lightning Racer
As the 1890s evolved into the Roaring '20s, people came by train, Red Car or Model T to enjoy Redondo Beach's advertised "clean water" at The Plunge and to experience the thrill of riding the Lightning Racer roller Coaster. The Moorish . . . — Map (db m93437) HM
California (Placer County), Soda Springs — 6 — Rainbow Lodge
History Rainbow Tavern, as it was known, was built in 1927 by Herstle Jones who also built Nyack Lodge. He was the brother of Oscar Jones who built the Soda Springs Hotel. Rainbow Lodge served as a way spot for summer travelers over the . . . — Map (db m95575) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Bernard Maybeck (1862-1957) — American Master
Walk through the grounds of the Palace of Fine Arts and notice how vistas change before your eyes. As vegetation frames and softens the lines of the architecture, the architecture in turn becomes a picture frame, highlighting views of the lush . . . — Map (db m102290) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Franscico — The Palace Lagoon — From Water-Filled Bog to Landmark
The lagoon fronting the Palace of Fine Arts is a relic of San Francisco's early landscape. It was once part of a slough on a tidal wetland stretching from present-day Divisadero Street well into the Presidio. Salt water from the San Francisco Bay . . . — Map (db m102286) HM
California (San Luis Obispo County), Nipomo — 1033 — Rancho Nipomo — Captain William G. Dana Rancho
Rancho Nipomo, almost 38,000 acres in size, was granted to Boston sea captain William Goodwin Dana, in 1837. The rancho for many years was the first stopping place on El Camino Real south of Mission San Luis Obispo. From 1839 until Dana's death in . . . — Map (db m102642) HM
California (San Mateo County), Half Moon Bay — Zaballa House
After gold was discovered, the thousands who came to California began to build cities and towns. Today's Half Moon Bay grew upon the Mexican land grant awarded to Mexican soldier Candelario Miramontes. In 1853 Estanislao Zaballa came from Spain . . . — Map (db m102405) HM
California (Santa Barbara County), Goleta — Hope House
Built in 1875 by Thomas Hope of Ireland, the house was headquarters for the 4500-acre sheep ranch. The house, which was designed by Peter Barber, was purchased by Mr. and Mrs. George Obern in 1967 and restored to near original condition. — Map (db m106424) HM
California (Santa Barbara County), Santa Barbara — Hotel Virginia
The Hotel Virginia at 17 West Haley Street was originally built in 1916 as a two-story brick hotel by Charles Maas, with a third story addition in 1925. Haley at this time was a residential street with small redwood homes set on large lots. The . . . — Map (db m106957) HM
California (Santa Barbara County), Santa Barbara — The Oreρa Adobe — 1849
Constructed in 1849 by Don Josι de la Guerra, this adobe was originally used to house supplies brought in from ships anchored in the harbor. Don Gaspar Oreρa bought the adobe and added the story-and-a-half portion in 1858, shortly after his . . . — Map (db m106881) HM
California (Santa Clara County), Palo Alto — J. Pearce Mitchell Park
J. Pearce Mitchell Park, built in 1957, was one of the first of a new type of community park based on active recreation for leisure living. The design for this park and its playground served as important examples for many other parks and playgrounds . . . — Map (db m92467) HM
California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — 32 — San Jose Woman's Club
In December 1894, nine women met to form the San Jose Woman's Club . Supporting temperance and suffrage, the members also promoted education, community improvements and the arts. The club was opened to women of all creeds and nationalities. Today, . . . — Map (db m108410) HM
California (Sonoma County), Glen Ellen — Horse Power and Manure — Were Put to Work on London's Beauty Ranch
In the early 1900's, horses were still the main source of power on farms and ranches. They were used for riding, pulling cars, wagons and other heavy farm equipment. Though he owned about 50 horses, Jack London most prized the beautiful and . . . — Map (db m102556) HM
California (Sonoma County), Glen Ellen — Jack London experimented — by growing spineless cactus for livestock feed
Jack London saw fine, fat cattle in Hawaii living well on spined cactus and wanted to duplicate the success of Hawaiian ranchers. He planted this field with Spineless Prickly Pear Cactus, Opuntia avalon, developed by renowned horticulturalist . . . — Map (db m102536) HM
California (Sonoma County), Guerneville — Bank of Guerneville
This beautiful Beaux Arts Building was designed by Carl Ingomar Warnecke of the architectural firm Miller and Warnecke in 1921. The Bay Area firm designed residential work, apartment buildings, schools, commercial and civic structures. Mr. . . . — Map (db m99576) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Barteldes, Hartig Building — 1906 — Lower Downtown Walking Tour
For more than a century, Denver's warehouse district has centered on Wynkoop. Stimulated by the arrival of the railroads in 1870 and the subsequent need for distribution services, an impressive array of three-to-five story warehouses, flat roofed . . . — Map (db m97395) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Manny's Bridge
This bridge symbolizes the revitalization of lower downtown Denver in the late twentieth century and represents one of the many contributions made to our community by Emanuel "Manny" Salzman. After moving to LoDo in 1980, Manny and his wife, Joanne, . . . — Map (db m97412) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Merchandise Mart — 1930 — Lower Downtown Walking Tour
Built in 1930-31 as a multi-tenant warehouse, 1863 Wazee Street is representative of the final building period in Lower Downtown until the boom of the 1980's. Architect Montana Fallis used the modernistic style to establish this building as Denver's . . . — Map (db m97348) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Spratlen-Anderson Building — 1906 — Lower Downtown Walking Tour
On the original site of the Washington Hotel and Studebaker Buggy and Carriage House, this building was constructed in 1906 as a four-story warehouse for the Spratlen-Anderson Mercantile Co. Frank Edbrooke designed the original structure, as well as . . . — Map (db m97415) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — The Edbrooke Lofts
This site has been home to: 1880 • The Washington Hotel 1896 • Studebaker Buggy & Carriage Works 1902 • The Spratlen-Anderson Wholesale Grocery Company 1923 • Davis Brothers Drug Company 1957 • Lande Manufacturing 1990 • Edbrooke . . . — Map (db m97417) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Windsor Farm Dairy Building / The Crocker Cracker Factory — Lower Downtown Walking Tour
Windsor Farm Dairy Building 1918 A building with a milky past, the Windsor Farm Dairy was built in 1918 for $30.000. A leading Denver architectural firm, Fisher & Fisher, designed this red brick structure with terra cotta . . . — Map (db m97358) HM
Connecticut (Litchfield County), Barkhamsted — Barkhamsted Lighthouse Village Cellar Holes — A Connecticut State Archaeological Preserve
About a dozen cellar holes dot the hillside of Ragged Mountain. Some, like the one before you, are clearly marked with foundations made of stone quarried from nearby bedrock, similar to the stone located directly behind this . . . — Map (db m112227) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), Newark — NC-203 — Poplar Hall
James Boulden the Elder and his family moved to Delaware from Maryland in the mid-18th century, amassing wealth and expanding their land ownership in Pencader Hundred as the century progressed. The two-story brick mansion house was built during this . . . — Map (db m94181) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — NC-204 — The William Montgomery House
A Stone on the facade inscribed with the initials "I.M" and a date of "1789" suggests that construction of this dwelling occurred during the late 18th and early 19th centuries, a period of early industrialization in Delaware. Evidence of a stone . . . — Map (db m94239) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Adams Morgan — 17 of 18 — Urban Renewal Era — Roads to Diversity — Adams Morgan Heritage Trail
Front The charming Victorian rowhouses you see along 18th Street are an Adams Morgan signature. But they were nearly lost in the 1960s in the name of progress. During World War II, thousands flooded Washington to work for the . . . — Map (db m111904) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Adams Morgan — DC8 — You are in the "Strivers' Section" — Dupont Circle — Diverse Visions, One Neighborhood
FRONT Top right Police Call Boxes such as this one (originally painted blue) were installed in the District after the Civil War. Officers on foot patrol used this secure telegraph system to contact the station, accessing . . . — Map (db m109114) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), American University Park — 10 of 19 — Set in Stone — Top of the Town — Tenleytown Heritage Heritage Trail
You are standing on the west side of Mt. Airy, a subdivision spanning Wisconsin Avenue laid out in the late 1890s. Mt. Airy evolved into a dense, working-class neighborhood, where policemen and dairymen lived in modest houses. Among them . . . — Map (db m112181) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Bloomingdale — 10 of 16 — Bloomingdale — Worthy Ambition — LeDroit Park/Bloomingdale Heritage Trail
You are standing in the heart of Bloomingdale. Noted DC developer Harry Wardman, responsible for 180 Bloomingdale houses, was one of many builders who built here between 1890 and 1910. These Victorian rowhouses were designed for . . . — Map (db m110510) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Brookland — Corinthian Capital
Corinthian Capital Circa 2nd-3rd century AD. This capital, the top of a column, is from Jerusalem. Capitals of this type can be seen in Roman buildings constructed during the time of the Roman occupation of the Holy Land. Good examples can still . . . — Map (db m111792) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Brookland — The Jackson H. Gerhart House — Engine Company 17 — Constructed 1902 - Renovated 2007
The Jackson H. Gerhart House Engine Company 17 Constructed 1902 Renovated 2007 Dedicated in memory of the longest serving member of Engine Company 17, Wagon Driver Jackson H. Gerhart. He was appointed on Feb. 3, 1963 and retired . . . — Map (db m111800) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — Capitol Square — Historical Information
General Plan for the Improvement of the U.S. Capitol Grounds by Frederick Law Olmsted, 1874 Following the extension of the Capitol in the 1850s-1860s, the grounds were enlarged in 1872. In 1874 Congress commissioned Frederick Law . . . — Map (db m111439) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — Capitol Square — Historical Information
1 Summerhouse Constructed in 1879-1880 , the Summerhouse offers visitors a shaded place to rest, admire views of the Capitol, and have a drink of water. Olmstead's principal architectural assistant Thomas Wisedell, was the designer. The . . . — Map (db m111446) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — Capitol Square — Historical Information
1 Summerhouse Constructed in 1879-1880 , the Summerhouse offers visitors a shaded place to rest, admire views of the Capitol, and have a drink of water. Olmstead's principal architectural assistant Thomas Wisedell, was the designer. The . . . — Map (db m111468) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — Capitol Square, NW — Historical Information
The Robert A. Taft Memorial Carillon Sculpture by Wheeler Williams Architecture by Douglas W. Orr, 1959 The memorial consists of a 100-foot Tennessee marble tower and a 10-foot bronze statue of Senator Taft. The twenty-seven . . . — Map (db m111460) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Cleveland Park — 11 — 11. Bungalow
Text on image: M. Belcher 2937 Macomb Street 11. Bungalow In the early 20th century, small apartment buildings and houses were constructed on Macomb, Ordway, Porter, Quebec, and Rodman Streets. Another popular style on these . . . — Map (db m111607) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Cleveland Park — 15 — 15. Landscape
Front: 15. Landscape An 1897 study for Washington, D.C. by the renowned landscape architecture firm of Frederick Law Olmstead influenced the layout of many streets in Cleveland Park. Rather than following the standard grid pattern, . . . — Map (db m112374) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Cleveland Park — 3 — 3. The Broadmoor
3. The Broadmoor The Broadmoor epitomizes the luxury apartment/hotels built along Connecticut Avenue in the 1920s. Designed in 1927 by prominent architect Joseph H. Abel, the Broadmoor featured a pioneering underground garage, restaurant and bar, . . . — Map (db m111655) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Cleveland Park — 4 — 4. Causeway at Tregaron
Front: 4. Causeway at Tregaron In 1912, renowned country house architect, Charles Adams Platt designed several buildings on this 20 acre country estate in collaboration with landscape architect Ellen Biddle Shipman. Initially named . . . — Map (db m112392) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Cleveland Park — 5 — 5. Site of Red Top — President Cleveland's Cottage
Front: 5. Site of Red Top President Cleveland's Cottage Cleveland Park derives it's name from it's most illustrious resident, President Grover Cleveland. In 1886, Cleveland purchased a stone farmhouse on the South side of now . . . — Map (db m112386) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Cleveland Park — 6. Queen Anne Style
6. Queen Anne Style This 1898 Queen Anne style house is an outstanding example designed by Robert Thompson Head, the most prolific architect during the first phase of the Cleveland Park neighborhood's development. Between 1897 and 1901, Head . . . — Map (db m112391) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Cleveland Park — 7 — 7. Early Fire Fighting
7. Early Fire Fighting In 1910, this was the site of a shed hosting a horse drawn chemical fire truck, an important amenity as the first houses in Cleveland Park were constructed mainly of wood, and the new suburb was far from city services. In . . . — Map (db m112388) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Cleveland Park — 8 — 8. Sherman Cottages
Front: 8. Sherman Cottages Between 1903 and 1912, the second phase of Cleveland Park development featured houses in the Arts and Crafts style. Many of these were Sherman Cottages named for Ella Bennett Sherman, artist and wife of . . . — Map (db m112390) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Cleveland Park — 9 — 9. Rosedale
Front: 9. Rosedale The grand, 1,000 acre Rosedale Estate which was later subdivided to form Cleveland Park, was purchased by General Uriah Forrest, an aid-de-camp of General George Washington, who built a farmhouse in 1793. Between . . . — Map (db m112382) HM WM
District of Columbia (Washington), Cleveland Park — The Story of Rosedale — From Colonial Farm to Village Green
The Rosedale farmhouse is said to be the oldest house surviving in Washington, DC. It was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. The farmhouse is a private home. Please do not enter farmhouse grounds. . . . — Map (db m112385) HM WM
District of Columbia (Washington), Columbia Heights — 5 of 19 — Community Builders — Cultural Convergence — Columbia Heights Heritage Trail
Harry Wardman, Washington's prolific developer, built nearly all of the 300 houses to your right between Monroe Street and Spring Road. Wardman, an English immigrant and self-made millionaire, became known for his rowhouses, whose front . . . — Map (db m112051) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Deanwood — 6 of 15 — From Gardens to Garden Apartments — A Self-Reliant People — Greater Deanwood Heritage Trail
Largely ignored by city officials and isolated from downtown DC, Deanwood remained semi-rural until around World War II (1941-1945). Lifelong residents who grew up in the 1930s and '40s remember outsiders telling them that they lived in . . . — Map (db m110483) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — The building on this corner — Dupont Circle — Diverse Visions, One Neighborhood
Police Call Boxes such as this one (originally painted blue) were installed in the District after the Civil War. Officers on foot patrol used this secure telegraph system to contact the station, accessing the box with a now highly collectible . . . — Map (db m112628) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — 319 — Development in the neighborhood — Dupont Circle — Diverse Visions/One Neighborhood
Development in the neighborhood got its first start in 1871 when the Board of Public Works, under the leadership of Alexander “Boss” Robey Sheperd, installed sewers, paved roads, extended gas pipes and planted trees here and . . . — Map (db m99347) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Dupont Circle Mural Key
Images Courtesy Of: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division • DC Public Library, Washingtoniana Division • Heurich House Museum • Women's National Democratic Club Archives • Michael Cianciosi Private Collection, Potomac Bottle . . . — Map (db m110851) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — James G. Blaine Mansion — Historic Site, Washington DC
2000 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Politician James G. Blaine (1830-1893), the three-time Republican presidential hopeful who represented Maine in the House and the Senate, built this house in 1881-82. Blaine and his family lived here only briefly . . . — Map (db m98315) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — 14 — Rooms With a View — Roads to Diversity — Adams-Morgan Heritage Trail
This hill, with its sweeping views of Washington and the Potomac, has tantalized visionaries since the 1800s. But few of their plans have been built. In 1873 businessman and city commissioner Thomas P. Morgan (whose name survives as part of . . . — Map (db m93415) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — 1801 F Street
1801 F Street Site of residences of Chief Justice John Marshall Chief Justice Melville Fuller Associate Justice Joseph Story Plaque erected under auspices of The Columbia Historical Society and The Bar Association of The . . . — Map (db m111746) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — Walter E. Washington Memorial Arch
Walter E. Washington Memorial Arch The Honorable Walter E. Washington (1915-2003) In Tribute to the First Modern Mayor of the District of Columbia Appointed Commissioner-Mayor, 1967-73 Elected Mayor, 1974-79 A Good . . . — Map (db m111547) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — 1667 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Georgetown Historic District 1667 Wisconsin Ave. NW National Register of Historic Places — Map (db m98981) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — Herring Hill
Herring Hill You are standing in the heart of a once thriving African American community. At the time of the American Revolution in 1776, one third of Georgetown's population was African American. By the time of the Civil War in the 1860s, . . . — Map (db m110018) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — History Preserved and Adapted
Georgetown began in the 1740s as a tobacco port, where ships departed for Britain, Europe and the West Indies filled with flour, lumber, coal, grain and, above all, tobacco. The fine harbor brought visitors and goods and, with them, prosperity and . . . — Map (db m98971) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — In Memory of Grosvenor Chapman — 1911-1993
His half-century of articulate, constructive and untiring activism on behalf of urban planning and historic preservation helped shape the face of Georgetown and the City of Washington. President and Fellow, Washington Chapter of the AIA . . . — Map (db m112136) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — M Street - A Road Well Traveled
M Street has always been heavily traveled. In 1795 this prompted passage of the first local speeding law, making it illegal to gallop horses on M Street. Back in 1634, things were quieter. Then, Englishman Henry Fleet wrote of finding "deer, . . . — Map (db m97704) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — DC-188 — MaHorney - Harrington House — Built c. 1821 — Formerly 64 Lingnen Street - Originally Gay Street
In 1821, George MaHorney, a bricklayer, built this two room, two story frame "laborer's cottage." William W. Corcoran, a founder of the Corcoran and Riggs Bank and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, owned the property from 1853, through the Civil War, . . . — Map (db m112144) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — Poulton Hall — Built 1947
The building commemorates Father Ferdinand Poulton, S.J. a founding member of the American Jesuit Community, who arrived in Maryland in 1638. The building was acquired under the College Building Program of the Federal Works Agency. North . . . — Map (db m110020) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — Ross and Getty House
Ross and Getty House No. 1, c. 1810 Foundation for Preservation of Historic Georgetown Easement acquired October, 1975 Accepted, March, 1976, by National Trust for Historic Preservation Additional marker: 1210 30th Street, N.W. Andrew Ross . . . — Map (db m97705) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — St. John's Episcopal Church, Georgetown Parish
This first Episcopal congregation in Georgetown was founded in 1796 by the Reverent Walter Dulany Addison. Other founders and benefactors include Thomas Hyde, Thomas Corcoran, Benjamin Stoddert, and Francis Scott Key. President Thomas Jefferson . . . — Map (db m110021) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — St. Mary's — Built 1956
St. Mary's Built 1956 This building is named in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary and was dedicated to Our Lady of Victory. Originally built as a combined Nursing School and Nurses Dormitory. The building is home to the School of . . . — Map (db m110854) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — The Georgetown Heights
Occupying the most prominent site on the Georgetown Heights overlooking Georgetown, the Potomac River and Virginia is the Georgetown Branch Library. The library houses the Peabody Room, an archive devoted to the history of Georgetown. The archive . . . — Map (db m101365) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — Volta Bureau
Volta Bureau has been designated a Registered National Historical Landmark under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the . . . — Map (db m112142) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Judiciary Square — Discover DC / Judiciary Square
Welcome to downtown Washington DC - an area rich in history, culture and places to see. You will enjoy visiting the following sites located in the vicinity of this sign. Clockwise from top: "Lone Sailor" at the US Navy . . . — Map (db m110214) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Kalorama Triangle — 13 of 18 — "Best Addresses" — Roads to Diversity — Adams Morgan Heritage Trail
dubbed "best addresses" by historian James Goode, the grand apartments of the Kalorama Triangle are among the city's earliest. The Mendota (1901) located at 2220 20th, is the city's oldest intact luxury apartment house. The Wyoming (1905_1911), . . . — Map (db m112600) HM WM
District of Columbia (Washington), Kalorama Triangle — 12 of 18 — Kalorama Triangle — Roads to Diversity — Adams Morgan Heritage Trail
You are standing in the Kalorama Triangle Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1987. Most of its elaborate houses were built between 1888 and 1930 in what was then the "Washington Heights" subdivision. . . . — Map (db m112598) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Mahaning Heights — From Gambling to Garden Apartments — A Self-Reliant People — Greater Deanwood Heritage Trail
If you had stood here 100 years ago, you might have heard the cheering crowds and thundering hoofbeats of Benning Racetrack just across the tracks to your right. Beginning in 1890, Benning was the best-equipped race course in Washington. . . . — Map (db m110494) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), McClean Gardens — The Woodley Inn
In the late nineteenth century, a rural retreat called the Woodley Inn rose near what became Massachusetts Avenue and 38th Street. Before the advent of air conditioning, wealthy families summered on the heights overlooking the city to escape the . . . — Map (db m112151) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Mount Pleasant — 6 — At Home and Abroad — The War Years 1941-45
6 At Home and Abroad: The War Years 1941-45 Even before the United States entered World War II in 1941, thousands of workers from across the country streamed into Washington to fill new military and government jobs. The swelling . . . — Map (db m111891) HM WM
District of Columbia (Washington), Mount Pleasant — 12 of 17 — Changing Fashions — Village in the City — Mount Pleasant Heritage Trail
Around 1900 this successful suburb attracted successful business leaders, who set a grand standard for home building. Printer Byron S. Adams commissioned architect Frederick Pyle to design 1801 Park Road in the Colonial Revival style. Pyle . . . — Map (db m111882) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Mount Pleasant — 11 of 17 — Defying the Restrictive Covenants — Village in the City — Mount Pleasant Heritage Trail
In 1948 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that covenants prohibiting the sale of houses to individuals of certain races could not be enforced. Two years later, Dr. Robert Deane became the first African American to purchase a house in Mount Pleasant . . . — Map (db m111881) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Mount Pleasant — 14 of 17 — Main Street — Village in the City — Mount Pleasant Heritage Trail
In 1903 a street car line arrived on Mt. Pleasant Street and so did new businesses. In this block were Sophia Weiss's notions shop, Domenico Pappalardo's shoe shop, and Lee Sing's laundry. The block's first commercial building (3215) was . . . — Map (db m111886) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Mount Pleasant — 3 of 17 — Mount Pleasant Library — Village in the City — Mount Pleasant Heritage Trail
When the Mount Pleasant Library, behind you, opened in 1925, crowds flocked to the Classical style building. Many had campaigned long and hard for this community centerpiece. The Carnegie Corporation, funder of public libraries in Mount Vernon . . . — Map (db m111870) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Mount Pleasant — 9 — Mount Pleasant Street, ca. 2004
9 Mount Pleasant Street, ca. 2004 During the second half of the 20th century, housing in Mount Pleasant was relatively affordable. Recent immigrants, students, young professionals, and families from diverse economic backgrounds . . . — Map (db m111894) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Mount Pleasant — 6 of 17 — Village Life — Village in the City — Mount Pleasant Heritage Trail
This was the western edge of Samuel P. Brown's Mount Pleasant Village. Across the street and a few steps ahead at 3423 Oakwood Terrace is "Oakwood," an original village house built in 1871 for city politician J.W. Buker. Brown reserved the . . . — Map (db m111873) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Mount Vernon Square — Blanche K. Bruce House
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District of Columbia (Washington), North Cleveland Park — Early Homes — Tenleytown, DC — Country Village to City Neighborhood
Early Tenleytown homes still standing today were built mostly in the 1890s along paths used by farmers and dairymen. The homes in the Grand Road Historic District (pictured here) are typical of these early dwellings, as are the homes along Belt . . . — Map (db m112188) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), North Cleveland Park — Firehouse — Tenleytown, DC — Country Village to City Neighborhood
The Tenleytown Firehouse (pictured here) dates to 1903. Its location on Wisconsin Avenue near Tenley Circle provides access and coverage to the greater Tenleytown area. Prior to the introduction of motor driven fire vehicles in the 1920s, the . . . — Map (db m111344) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), North Cleveland Park — The Rest — Tenleytown, DC — Country Village to City Neighborhood
Designated a D.C. Landmark in 1960, the Rest (pictured here) is Tenleytown's oldest residence (built around 1800) and is located at the corner of Windom Place and 39th Street. Local legend maintains that the bricks for the house were brought over . . . — Map (db m112187) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Northwest Washington — 1 & 2 — History of Sheridan-Kalorama — Sheridan Kalorama — Call Box Restoration Project
The area known as Sheridan-Kalorama was patented to John Langsworth by King Charles II in 1668. It was later sold to Anthony Holmead who in turn willed it to his nephew. in 1791, as L'Enfant laid out his plans for the boundaries of the new federal . . . — Map (db m112621) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Northwest Washington — Kalorama — Sheridan Kalorama — Call Box Restoration Project
Charles Codman's painting depicts Kalorama, the 19th century estate of Joel Barlow. Kalorama (Greek for beautiful view) was extolled by Thomas Jefferson as "a most lovely seat adjoining the city, on a high hill commanding the Potomac River." . . . — Map (db m112615) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Northwest Washington — You are standing at the edge of Embassy Row — Dupont Circle — Diverse Visions, One Neighborhood
Fire Fact, 1871 The District of Columbia Fire Department was established on September 23, 1871 and included six fire companies. The "all-paid" fire department replaced the volunteer fire companies that had protected the Districts. . . . — Map (db m112655) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — Architects and Architecture — Sheridan Kalorama — Call Box Restoration Project
Sheridan-Kalorama's grand mansions, in a variety of architectural styles, are the work of many prominent architects. In 1910 Jules Henri de Sibour designed the stately mansion at 2221 Kalorama Rd. for a mining magnate. It is now the home of the . . . — Map (db m112607) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Sheridan-Kalorama — The Arts in Sheridan-Kalorama — Sheriden Kalorama Call Box Restoration Project
Writers, sculptors, painters, and collectors made Sheridan-Kalorama their home: best-selling mystery writer Mary Roberts Rinehart at 2419 Massachusetts; classicist Edith Hamilton at 2448 Massachusetts; poet/novelist Elinor Wylie at 2153 Florida; . . . — Map (db m99362) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Smithsonian National Zoo — The O-Line — Smithsonian's National Zoo — 125 Years
In 1995, the Zoo debuted the O-Line, a series of towers and vine-like cables. It allows our orangutans to travel between the Great Ape House and Think Tank, if they choose to do so. Still innovative today, the O-Line is the only "orangutan . . . — Map (db m111634) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest — A Historic Landscape — United States Botanic Garden
Created in 1932, Bartholdi Park is named after Frιdιric Auguste Bartholdi, the sculptor of the historic Fountain of Light and Water located at its center. Bartholdi is best known for designing the Statue of Liberty. The beds in Bartholdi Park . . . — Map (db m110435) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest — 4 of 17 — A Mixing Bowl — River Farms to Urban Towers — Southwest Heritage Trail
Front Al Jolson, star of the first "talking" movie, The Jazz Singer, grew up as Asa Yoelson at 713 4½ Street (once near this sign). The Yoelsons arrived from Lithuania in 1880. Asa's father Rabbi Moses Yoelson served as cantor . . . — Map (db m111955) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest — Bartholdi Fountain
The Fountain of Light and Water was designed by Frιdιric Auguste Bartholdi for the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, PA. The namesake of Bartholdi Park is best known for designing the Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the . . . — Map (db m110438) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest — Bartholdi Fountain
The Fountain of Light and Water was designed by Frιdιric Auguste Bartholdi for the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, PA. The namesake of Bartholdi Park is best known for designing the Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the . . . — Map (db m110441) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest — 1 — Change on the Waterfront — River Farms to Urban Towers — Southwest Heritage Trail
Front You are standing in the heart of one of Washington, DC's oldest—and newest—neighborhoods. For 150 years Southwest Washington was a working waterfront community. Then urban renewal changed the landscape forever. Today . . . — Map (db m109108) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest — James Wilson
James Wilson Memorial Arch So named by the Congress, in Resolution approved by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, June 16, 1934, to honor the memory of James Wilson 1835-1920 Secretary of Agriculture 1897-1913 . . . — Map (db m110425) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest — 5 — Renewal and Loss — River Farms to Urban Towers — Southwest Heritage Trail
Front Directly across Fourth Street from this sign is the Capitol Park complex of high-rise and townhouse residences. Designed by Chloethiel Woodard Smith of Satterlee and Smith, the high-rise (now Potomac Place) opened in 1959 as the . . . — Map (db m109103) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest — Wilson Memorial Arch
Wilson Memorial Arch In recognition of the public service of James Wilson as Secretary for the Department of Agriculture from 1897 to 1913. — Map (db m110424) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest — Wilson Memorial Arch
Wilson Memorial Arch In recognition of the Public Service of James Wilson as the Secretary for the Department of Agriculture from 1897 to 1913. — Map (db m110426) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest — Yates Building
This building was originally constructed in 1881 for use by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. In an effort to fireproof the building and protect it contents, only stone, brick and metal materials were used in its construction. By 1907 the . . . — Map (db m110427) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Tenleytown — 6 of 19 — Reno City — Top of the Town — Tenleytown Heritage Trail
Before the Civil War (1861-65), the land behind you was part of the 72-acre farm of Giles Dyer. As a Southerner, Dyer depended on enslaved people to work his fields. Because of its elevation, Dyers land was taken by the Union Army in . . . — Map (db m112183) HM WM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — A Monumental Legacy — National Mall and Memorial Parks
The Washington Monument honors George Washington, hero of the American Revolution and first president of the United States. When this stunning stone obelisk was completed in 1884, it was the tallest building in the world. Today the monument towers . . . — Map (db m109324) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — A Monumental Legacy — National Mall and Memorial Parks
A Monumental Legacy The Washington Monument honors George Washington, hero of the American Revolution and first president of the United States. When this stunning stone obelisk was completed in 1884, it was the tallest building in the . . . — Map (db m110428) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — A Monumental Legacy — National Mall and Memorial Parks
A Monumental Legacy The Washington Monument honors George Washington, hero of the American Revolution and first president of the United States. When this stunning stone obelisk was completed in 1884, it was the tallest building in the . . . — Map (db m110429) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — A Monumental Legacy — National Mall and Memorial Parks
The Washington Monument honors George Washington, hero of the American Revolution and first president of the United States. When this stunning stone obelisk was completed in 1884, it was the tallest building in the world. Today the monument towers . . . — Map (db m110702) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — A National Museum
The National Museum of American History is home to the Star-Spangled Banner, the flag that inspired our national anthem. That flag's "broad stripes and bright stars" have shaped the Museum and its mission, as have the flags for every U.S. state and . . . — Map (db m111539) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Before the National Air and Space Museum opened...
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District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Capitol Square — Historical Information
Front: General Plan for the Improvement of the U.S. Capitol Grounds by Frederick Law Olmstead, 1874 Following the extension of the Capitol in the 1850s-1860s, the grounds were enlarged in 1872. In 1874 Congress commissioned . . . — Map (db m110448) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Constantine L. Seferlis — (1928 - 2005) — Stone Carver
Constantine L. Seferlis (1928 - 2005) Stone Carver Restored the walls of the Smithsonian Castle and carved these carriage gates according to James Renwick's 1849 design. — Map (db m110727) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Green Roof Engineering
Once the stone faηade and roof are restored, the U.S. Botanic Garden (USBG) will install a new green roof on top of the stone part of the Conservatory. This plant-covered roof will reduce the amount of heat absorbed by the building and decrease the . . . — Map (db m110453)
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Making A Modern Museum
The National Museum of American History opened to the public as the Museum of History and Technology in 1964. The architectural firm McKim, Mead & White designed the building as a contemporary take on surrounding beaux-arts and classical . . . — Map (db m111540) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Public Art for a Modern Museum
The Museum of History and Technology (later the National Museum of American History) was the first example of modernist architecture on the National Mall when it opened in 1964. Architect Walker Cain envisioned a landscape plan that would include . . . — Map (db m111531) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Renovating the Fountain
The Constitution Avenue fountain, installed in 1967, will be undergoing renovations through 2020. On completion, all of the fountain's original components will be fully functional. The renovation will also contribute to the Smithsonian's . . . — Map (db m111538) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — The pillars of the Renwick Gates...
The pillars of the Renwick Gates were based on this 1849 drawing by James Renwick Jr., the architect of the Smithsonian Castle. They were constructed in the 1980s from the same kind of sandstone that was used to build the Castle. . . . — Map (db m110725) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Washington: The Monument — National Mall and Memorial Parks
The Washington Monument honors George Washington, hero of the American Revolution and the first president of the United States. When this stunning stone obelisk was completed in 1884, it was the tallest building in the world. Today the monument . . . — Map (db m109322) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), West End — During the years following the Civil War — Dupont Circle — Diverse Visions, One Neighborhood
Fire Fact, June 25, 1925 The era of horse-drawn fire apparatus ends with a ceremonial "final run" with Barney, Gene and Tom pulling a 1905 Steam Pumper belonging to Engine Company 19. Fire Department information and images courtesy . . . — Map (db m112631) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Woodley Park — From Woodley to Woodley Park
The first development called “Woodley” named after the Woodley estate (now home to the Maret School), was owned by Mrs. A. E. Kervand and was first recorded as a subdivision in 1875. Winding Woodley Lane was its main street. By 1878 lots . . . — Map (db m112394) HM
Florida (Alachua County), Gainesville — F-794 — Chestnut Funeral Home
The Chestnut family in Gainesville has served the mortuary needs of the African American community in Alachua County since 1914. Charles S. Chestnut, Sr. was a founding member of the Florida Morticians Association in the early 1900s. The business . . . — Map (db m110984) HM
Florida (Alachua County), Gainesville — F-735 — Kanapaha Presbyterian Church
In 1857, a group of Sea Island cotton planters from South Carolina who settled near here called an organizational meeting to establish Kanapaha Presbyterian Church. The Reverend William J. McCormick (1821-1883) was recruited from South Carolina to . . . — Map (db m111045) HM
Florida (Alachua County), Gainesville — Matheson House
Side 1: The Matheson homestead dates from 1857, when Alexander Matheson brought his family from Camden, South Carolina to establish a home on the Sweetwater Branch at the eastern edge of the new town of Gainesville. The present one and a . . . — Map (db m97622) HM
Florida (Brevard County), Cocoa — F-937 — Edward Postell Porcher House
On October 31, 1916, citrus grower and inventor Edward Postell Porcher and wife Byrnina Peck Porcher, moved into what was the grandest house in Cocoa. The house is a unique example of Neo-Classical Revival Style architecture interpreted in coquina . . . — Map (db m112182) HM
Florida (Brevard County), Merritt Island — F-575 — John H. Sams Homestead
The Sams family came to Brevard County from South Carolina in 1875 to take advantage of the 1860 Homestead Act. The family consisted of John Hanahan Sams, his wife Sarah, their five children, Johns brother William Sams, and his sister, Catherine . . . — Map (db m101410) HM
Florida (Brevard County), Rockledge — F-609 — Lawndale
This house is one of the last remaining examples of Queen Ann architecture in the area. The tall proportions, a variety of surface textures and the irregularity of plan are representative of this style. One of the most predominant characteristics is . . . — Map (db m102297) HM
Florida (Broward County), Fort Lauderdale — The Stranahan House
An excellent example of frontier Florida architecture, the Stranahan House was constructed in 1901 for Frank and Ivy Stranahan, two of this area's earliest residents. It sits on the site of Stranahan's Trading Post. Initially the structure was used . . . — Map (db m100541) HM
Florida (Citrus County), Floral City — The Historic Duval House — Constructed 1865-66
This house is the oldest surviving residential structure in Citrus County. It was purchased in 2012 by the Duval Preservation Trust, a non-profit institution organized for the purpose of restoration and preservation of this historic gem. Tax . . . — Map (db m104980) HM
Florida (Citrus County), Hernando — Church of the Nazarene Hernando/Architectural Description
(side 1) Church of the Nazarene Hernando Hernando, named for Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto, was founded in 1881 by the Croft and Van Ness families. Beside the Tsala Apopka lakes their citrus groves thrived. Development followed . . . — Map (db m112147) HM
Florida (DeSoto County), Arcadia — F-910 — Arcadia Historic District
The Arcadia Historic District comprises fifty-eight blocks within 340 acres that embody the city's development from the founding of its post office in 1883 through the late 1920s. The Town of Arcadia was incorporated in 1886 following the arrival of . . . — Map (db m110674) HM
Florida (Escambia County), Pensacola — F-914 — Morrison Family Homestead
Constructed in 1906 by Mabel Lewis, this frame vernacular structure was the home of generations of the Morrison family, including the parents of James Douglas (Jim) Morrison, the lead singer for The Doors. Before Robert Bruce (R.B.) and Frances . . . — Map (db m110467) HM
Florida (Flagler County), Palm Coast — F-950 — Levitt & I.T.T. "Del Mar" Model and Palm Coast Golf Club
The Levitt & International Telephone & Telegraph Corporation (I.T.T.) purchased 68,000 acres in 1969 for the development of a planned community. The site, named Palm Coast, offered numerous amenities, including a marina and golf course. Built in . . . — Map (db m103420) HM
Florida (Flagler County), Palm Coast — F-898 — Levitt & I.T.T. 'De Bary' Model
Levitt & International Telephone & Telegraph Corp. (ITT) developed 22,000 acres in Flagler County as part of the Palm Coast Project. Their goal was to construct the largest planned community in the nation. Full of scenic drives, golf courses, and a . . . — Map (db m100406) HM
Florida (Flagler County), Palm Coast — F-781 — Palm Coast, Florida
Palm Coast was begun in 1969 by the International Telephone & Telegraph (ITT) Corporation. The community was planned by William Levitt of Levitt & Sons, which ITT acquired in 1968. Levitt developed Levittown, NY, to provide affordable homes after . . . — Map (db m92371) HM
Florida (Flagler County), Palm Coast — F-530 — Princess Place Estate
In 1791, the King of Spain offered a 1,100-acre land grant to Francisco Pellicer. Henry Mason Cutting purchased the property in 1886, renaming it Cherokee Grove. Featuring local materials including tabby block cladding, cedar and palm tree trunk . . . — Map (db m101222) HM
Florida (Franklin County), Apalachicola — F-908 — The Hanserd-Fry House
Constructed ca. 1845, the Hanserd-Fry House is one of Apalachicola's finest examples of Palladian Greek Revival style architecture. The well-preserved house features a symmetrical porch with Tuscan classical columns typical of the Greek Revival . . . — Map (db m100891) HM
Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — Hyde Park's Bungalow Terrace
Bungalow Terrace was developed by Alfred Swann and Eugene Holtsinger on what was Morrison Grove in 1913. The Bungalow Style home was modeled after the bungalows in California because of the low cost, adaptability, craftsmanship and low maintenance. . . . — Map (db m103198) HM
Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — Tampa Free Public Library
Built with a $50,000 grant from industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, the Tampa Free Public Library opened its doors in April 27, 1917, becoming the City of Tampa's first public library. This venture was the result of a sustained . . . — Map (db m110892) HM
Florida (Lee County), Fort Myers — Alderman House — National Register of Historic Places
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m112411) HM
Florida (Lee County), Fort Myers — Edison Park School
Historic Edison Park School, a public elementary school, is one of the oldest in Southwest Florida. It has played a prominent role in the cultural as well as the educational life of this community. Started in 1926 and opened on March 30, 1927, it . . . — Map (db m101017) HM
Florida (Leon County), Tallahassee — F-933 — Rutgers House/Tallahassee Garden Club Center
(side 1) Rutgers House This house was built by George Proctor, a free African American in 1848 for City Councilman and Territorial Treasurer Henry Rutgers. The doors and woodwork were fashioned from mahogany, and other lumber . . . — Map (db m110896) HM
Florida (Manatee County), Bradenton — F-751 — 9th Avenue West Bridge
At this location over Wares Creek once stood one of the oldest concrete arch deck bridges in the State of Florida. Designed by noted local civil engineer Freeman H. Horton, the former 9th Avenue West bridge was constructed during World War II by the . . . — Map (db m100899) HM
Florida (Manatee County), Bradenton — Edmund Lee Family Graveyard and the Lonesome Grave/William R. Whitaker House
(side 1) Edmund Lee Family Graveyard and the Lonesome Grave According to local history, members of the Lee family are buried here. Rev. Edmund Lee, a Presbyterian Minister, his wife Electa, and their daughter Sarah, came to the . . . — Map (db m112518) HM
Florida (Manatee County), Palmetto — Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast
This Historic Landmark residence, recognized by the Department of Interior for the National Register, was constructed in 1913. Built for Julius Lamb, a prominent Manatee County pioneer, the home was purchased as a mail order kit from Sears, Roebuck . . . — Map (db m110638) HM
Florida (Manatee County), Palmetto — The Plymouth
This historic property was the site of the Levi Jones homestead. The original house, constructed in 1900, is no longer standing, but had similar architectural details as the current structure. Jennie Jones Melman was born on this site August 23, . . . — Map (db m100923) HM
Florida (Manatee County), Whitfield — Whitfield Estates on Sarasota Bay
(side 1) The southern portion of Whitfield Estates was developed on land originally owned (1876-1912) by Fannie and General John Riggin Jr., an aide-de-camp of General Ulysses S. Grant during the Civil War. In 1924 a corporation led by . . . — Map (db m100919) HM
Florida (Monroe County), Key West — F-765 — Eduardo H. Gato House
This house, with its elaborate Queen Anne style detailing, was built c. 1894 by E. H. Gato, Sr. (1847-1926). The Gato family was one of Key West's most prominent families, and three generations of the family lived here until 1951. Eduardo H. Gato . . . — Map (db m101296) HM
Florida (Orange County), Orlando — F-904 — Atlantic Coastline Station
(side 1) In 1880, the South Florida Railroad built a railway through Orlando. The small community boomed with land speculators, citrus and cattle investors, and tourists. In 1902, the larger Atlantic Coastline Railroad acquired the South . . . — Map (db m100895) HM
Florida (Orange County), Orlando — F-932 — John R. Mott House Site
(side 1) Built in 1920, the former house at 528 E. Washington Street was once home to Nobel Peace Prize winner John Raleigh Mott (1869-1955). As general secretary of the National War Work Council, a World War I era Young Men’s Christian . . . — Map (db m111212) HM
Florida (Palm Beach County), Boca Raton — F-333 — Boca Raton Town Hall
Designed in the Mediterranean Revival style by the architect Addison C. Mizner and completed by the architect William E. Alysmeyer, the Boca Raton Town Hall opened in April 1927 as the city's first municipal building, fire station and police . . . — Map (db m94687) HM
Florida (Palm Beach County), Boca Raton — F-331 — F.E.C. Railway Depot, Boca Raton
(Side 1) The rails of Henry Flagler’s Florida East Coast Railway first reached Boca Raton in 1895 providing an essential link in the extension of the railroad system south to Miami and the Florida Keys, and fostering the tourism and . . . — Map (db m96926) HM
Florida (Palm Beach County), Delray Beach — F-665 — Del-Ida Park Historic District
Recorded in 1923, Del-Ida Park was one of Delray Beach’s earliest planned neighborhoods. Del-Ida Park’s unusual diagonal arrangement of streets, triangular lots, and public parks are unique when contrasted with the grid pattern layout of the . . . — Map (db m96970) HM
Florida (Palm Beach County), Delray Beach — F-661 — Nassau Park Historic District
Nassau Park, Delray Beach’s first locally designated historic district, spans two blocks along Nassau Street from South Ocean Boulevard to Venetian Drive. In 1935, a newspaper ad for Ray-Del Realty Co. described Nassau Park as “West Indian . . . — Map (db m96886) HM
Florida (Palm Beach County), Delray Beach — F-669 — Old School Square Historic District
Old School Square Historic District is named for its focal point, the Old School Square Complex at 51 North Swinton Avenue which is made up of the circa 1913 Vernacular style Delray School designed by J.M. Cromer, the city’s first separate high . . . — Map (db m96972) HM
Florida (Palm Beach County), Delray Beach — F-667 — West Settlers Historic District
Established in 1894, the West Settlers area is the site of the first African-American settlement in Delray Beach. African-Americans from the north and west Florida, Georgia and South Carolina were the first non-Native Americans in the area, laying . . . — Map (db m96807) HM
Florida (Palm Beach County), Delray Beach — F-668 — West Settlers Historic District
The West Settlers community, established in 1894 as Delray Beach’s first African-American community, was self-sufficient with commercial buildings and churches serving its residents. Originally N Blackmer Street, NW 5th Avenue was the hub of . . . — Map (db m96808) HM
Florida (Palm Beach County), West Palm Beach — F-460 — Clematis Street Commercial Historic District
For over 100 years, Clematis Street(named after the Clematis flower has been the primary retail street in West Palm Beach. It was a shell-topped road in 1893, when Henry Flagler(1830-1913) began to develop West Palm Beach as the commercial district . . . — Map (db m94688) HM
Florida (Palm Beach County), West Palm Beach — F390 — El Cid Neighborhood
In 1876, Benjamin Lanehart homesteaded land that is now the north end of El Cid. He started the first commercial pineapple operation in the area, and this fruit soon dominated the local agriculture. Soon afterward, Elizabeth Wilder Moore settled . . . — Map (db m96659) HM
Florida (Palm Beach County), West Palm Beach — F-442 — Flamingo Park Historic District
There are 501 contributing structures within the Flamingo Park subdivision, which was officially platted on May 17, 1921, with more than 76 building permits issued in 1923. Built on the highest of all coastal ridges between downtown West Palm Beach . . . — Map (db m96692) HM
Florida (Palm Beach County), West Palm Beach — F-509 — Grandview Heights Historic District
In response to the heavy influx of new residents into South Florida at the turn of the century and the introduction of the automobile, local developers and real estate agents purchased the less expensive land outside of the West Palm Beach downtown . . . — Map (db m96693) HM
Florida (Polk County), Lakeland — PCHC-019 — The Carpenters' Home
The Carpenters' Home was the retirement home for members of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America from 1929 to 1976. The Union completed the purchase of the 1,684 acre site in April 1924. Costing $632,393, the site included 594 . . . — Map (db m100435) HM
Florida (Saint Johns County), St. Augustine — Anderson Cottage
By the year 1870, a widowed Clarissa Fairbanks Anderson had built on her property, known as “Markland,” a gable-roofed, frame “winter cottage” for guests. In 1885, her son, Dr. Andrew Anderson, Jr., sold part of the . . . — Map (db m100592) HM
Florida (Saint Johns County), St. Augustine — Avero House — First Spanish Colonial Period, Built 1735-1743 (Restored 1979)
The Avero family lived on this property from 1712 until 1804 even before the existing building was constructed, with the exception of the British occupation period during 1763-1783. The restoration was undertaken to approximate the character of the . . . — Map (db m111092) HM
Florida (Saint Johns County), St. Augustine — Canova-Dow and Canova-de Medicis Houses — Territorial Period, Built ca. 1840
These two buildings, at 42 and 46 Bridge Street, are among the few Territorial Period buildings left in the city which represent the time period between 1821 and 1845. Antonio Canova purchased the property and built these structures for his sons. . . . — Map (db m111551) HM
Florida (Saint Johns County), St. Augustine — Canova-Prince Murat House — Second Spanish Colonial Period, Built ca. 1815
Building patterns were influenced by the royal decree of 1573 to situate buildings and walls along the street edge for defensive purposes. The Prince Murat house is one of the remaining Spanish Colonial buildings and is significant for its . . . — Map (db m108318) HM
Florida (Saint Johns County), St. Augustine — Don Toledo/Gaspar Papy House — Second Spanish Colonial Period, Built 1803-1817
Following the typical model of Spanish Colonial site planning, this structure is situated on the street edge and features coquina stone construction with a protective stucco finish. The exposed fireplace is a reminder of another structure that was . . . — Map (db m108056) HM
Florida (Saint Johns County), St. Augustine — Espinosa-Sanchez House — First Spanish Colonial Period, Built 1702-1756
One of the few Spanish Colonial buildings remaining in St. Augustine and among a smaller group from the First Spanish Period, this structure suffered two fires and underwent many major alterations. The first documented property owner, and possible . . . — Map (db m111252) HM
Florida (Saint Johns County), St. Augustine — F-954 — Fullerwood Park Historic District
Fullerwood Park reflects multiple periods of housing growth for St. Augustine's middle class. The district exhibits design characteristics from the periods of World War I, the 1920s Florida land boom, and post-World War II. The district, featuring . . . — Map (db m110519) HM
Florida (Saint Johns County), St. Augustine — Gonzalez-Alvarez House — First Spanish Colonial Period, Built 1727, enlarged after 1763
This building is significant because of the site's early Spanish Colonial history and architectural features that represent both Spanish periods and the British period. A significant restoration based in archaeological, documentary and physical . . . — Map (db m112506) HM
Florida (Saint Johns County), St. Augustine — Grace United Methodist Church — Flagler Era, Built 1887
Designed by New York architecture firm Carrere and Hastings in the Spanish Renaissance Revival style, the building is an example of Henry Flagler's influence on the built environment of St.Augustine. Furthermore, the poured concrete construction . . . — Map (db m112511) HM

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