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DuBois Pioneer Home

 
 
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By Josh Liller, July 11, 2020
1. DuBois Pioneer Home Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1898 by Harry and Susan DuBois, the DuBois Pioneer Home is one of the oldest surviving historic homes in Palm Beach County. Inspired by Harry's childhood on the Jersey Shore, the "House on the Hill" is an example of Victorian Shingle architecture.

Standing atop a Native American Mound, the home was originally a one-story structure that was later expanded to accommodate a growing family. Withstanding numerous hurricanes, this unique and well-loved homestead is rich in both historic and archaeological value.

Acquired by the Board of County Commissioners in 1974 and managed by the Parks and Recreation Department with assistance from the Loxahatchee River Historical Society and the Loxahatchee Guild.
 
Erected 2019 by Florida State Society, Daughters of the American Colonists.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1898.
 
Location. 26° 56.593′ N, 80° 4.533′ W. Marker is in Jupiter, Florida, in Palm Beach County. Marker is on DuBois Road half
DuBois Pioneer Home Marker near Jupiter Inlet Midden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, April 21, 2021
2. DuBois Pioneer Home Marker near Jupiter Inlet Midden Marker
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a mile north of Jupiter Beach Road, on the left when traveling north. Located in DuBois Park near the bottom of the stairs leading up to the house. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 19075 Dubois Rd, Jupiter FL 33477, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jupiter Inlet Midden I (a few steps from this marker); Jupiter Inlet Shipwrecks (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Jupiter and Lake Worth Railway (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jupiter Lighthouse (approx. 0.6 miles away); World War II U.S. Naval Housing Building (approx. 0.7 miles away); "Dive Into History" (approx. ¾ mile away); Ft. Jupiter - Jupiter Lighthouse (approx. one mile away); U.S. Jupiter Life Saving Station (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jupiter.
 
Regarding DuBois Pioneer Home. Used by Harry and Susan DuBois as a family home from their marriage in 1898 until after Harry's death in 1924. DuBois family rented the home out, mostly short-term, in the 1930s and 1940s. The most notable renters were Charles McLean Andrews and Evangeline Walker Andrews in the early 1940s. They produced a new edition of the book "Jonathan Dickinson's Journal" in 1945 because of their visits here. From 1950 to 1974, the home was owned by Leo Vickers and known as the Vickers House. It has been an pioneer house museum since 1975.
 
DuBois Pioneer Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jay Kravetz
3. DuBois Pioneer Home Marker
DuBois Pioneer Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jay Kravetz
4. DuBois Pioneer Home Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 11, 2020, by Josh Liller of Jupiter, Florida. This page has been viewed 83 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 11, 2020, by Josh Liller of Jupiter, Florida.   2. submitted on June 29, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.   3, 4. submitted on June 10, 2021, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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