Jacksonville in Duval County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
— Walter Jones Historical Park —
This frontier-style log building once housed a wine-making operation in Mandarin. Built in 1892 by Francis “Frank” Losco, an immigrant from Verona, Italy it was located at the east end of what is now Losco Road. The Loscos had a 7-acre scuppernong grape vineyard that produced enough grapes to make up to 40 barrels of wine per year. The Losco property was sold in 2007, and the family donated this building and equipment to the Mandarin Museum & Historical Society. Volunteers, led by Bo Phillips, dismantled the building and reconstructed it here in the park.
Erected by Mandarin Historical Society and the State of Florida Department of Historical Resources.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Agriculture. A significant historical year for this entry is 1892.
Location. 30° 9.955′ N, 81° 38.838′ W. Marker is in Jacksonville, Florida, in Duval County. Marker is at the intersection of Mandarin Road and County Dock Road, on the left when traveling north on Mandarin Road. The marker is located within Walter Jones Historical Park. Touch for mapTouch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1876 Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); Farmstead (within shouting distance of this marker); Sawmill (within shouting distance of this marker); The Major William Webb/Walter Jones Farmhouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The St. Johns River (about 400 feet away); St. Joseph’s Mission Schoolhouse for African American Children (about 400 feet away); The Maple Leaf (about 500 feet away); The Mandarin Boardwalk (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksonville.
Also see . . . Walter Jones Historical Park. (Submitted on April 22, 2021, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 22, 2021, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 22, 2021, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.