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Pensacola in Escambia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)

Boysen-Perry House

Boysen-Perry House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, December 17, 2019
1. Boysen-Perry House Marker
Inscription.  In 1867, this house was built for Danish sea captain Charles F. Boysen. It was constructed using materials from wrecked buildings along Palafox Street and featured a cupola so that Boysen could see the bay. The 1870 census listed Boysen as the Norwegian Vice-Consul, and during his tenure, the home served as a Consulate of Sweden and Norway. By the 1880s, Boysen was unable to keep up with the home's mortgage, and the property was sold. In 1882, it was acquired for $9,000 by Edward Aylesworth Perry, who served as Governor of Florida from 1885-1889. Perry and his family expanded the house and occupied it until 1900. Ownership changed hands multiple times until 1922, when it was purchased by James Simpson Reese on behalf of the Scottish Rite Building Association. The house was converted into a Scottish Rite lodge, and in 1959, a two-story annex was added on the northern side. In 1983, the house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a contributing building in the North Hill Preservation Distirct. In 2008, First United Methodist Church of Pensacola, founded in 1821 and the oldest Methodist congregation in Florida, purchsed the
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Erected 2018 by First United Methodist Church, Pensacola, FL and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-1036.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureChurches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1867.
Location. 30° 25.013′ N, 87° 12.955′ W. Marker is in Pensacola, Florida, in Escambia County. Marker is at the intersection of East Wright Street and North Palafox Street, on the right when traveling west on East Wright Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 East Wright Street, Pensacola FL 32501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); General Bernardo de Gálvez and the "Siege of Pensacola" (within shouting distance of this marker); Christ Episcopal Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Pensacola (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort George (about 700 feet away); Rough Riders (about 800 feet away); Chase Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Morrison Family Homestead (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pensacola.
Boysen-Perry House and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, December 17, 2019
2. Boysen-Perry House and Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on March 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 1, 2020, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 316 times since then and 123 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 1, 2020, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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