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

Morrison Family Homestead

Morrison Family Homestead Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, November 14, 2017
1. Morrison Family Homestead Marker
Inscription.  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 Morrison purchased the building in 1932, it had been used as a tea house and as a speakeasy during Prohibition. In 1942, R.B. offered the basement apartment to his cousin George Stephen (Steve) Morrison and his wife Clara Clark Morrison. While in Pensacola, Steve, a U.S. Naval Academy graduate, completed his flight training at the Naval Air Station. Steve and Clara moved to Melbourne, Florida, a few months before Jim was born on December 8, 1943. Steve Morrison was a highly-decorated naval officer who became a Rear Admiral in 1966. After attending Florida State University and graduating from the University of California at Los Angeles, Jim Morrison, a gifted singer and lyricist, became a legendary and mysterious rock star. He died in Paris in 1972. The Morrison home was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970 as part of the Downtown Pensacola Historic District and was occupied by members
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of the Morrison family until 2014.
Erected 2016 by Swan Capital LLC, CEO and Owner-Andrew Scott McNair, and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-914.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureArts, Letters, MusicSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1906.
Location. 30° 24.899′ N, 87° 13.075′ W. Marker is in Pensacola, Florida, in Escambia County. Marker is on Gregory Street just west of North Baylen Street, on the left when traveling west. House is now SWAN Capital. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 107 West Gregory Street, Pensacola FL 32502, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Michael’s Church (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chase Street (about 700 feet away); Christ Episcopal Church (about 700 feet away); General Bernardo de Gálvez and the "Siege of Pensacola" (about 700 feet away); Pensacola's Catholic Presence (about 800 feet away); Boysen-Perry House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of the First Methodist Church of Pensacola/Site of the San Carlos Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Garden Street (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pensacola.
Also see . . .  Jim Morrison.
Morrison Family Homestead with marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, November 14, 2017
2. Morrison Family Homestead with marker
(Submitted on November 23, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2017. It was originally submitted on November 23, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 2,801 times since then and 447 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 23, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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