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Eatonville in Orange County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Moseley House

 
 
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Photographed By AGS Media, December 30, 2011
1. Moseley House Marker
Inscription.  Taylor Street is the eastern boundary of Eatonville and is the site of Jim and Matilda Clark Moseley's home. Matilda, or "Miss Tillie," as she was affectionately called, was the niece of Joseph Clark, Eatonville's founder and first mayor. Early dwellings in Eatonville were mainly single-family, one-story, 500-square-foot wood frame houses with no more than 2 or 3 rooms. One such house was located at 11 Taylor Street, built c. 1888 and is known as the Moseley House. Tillie was born and reared in Eatonville, where she served as a Sunday School teacher, church pianist and community activist. She married Jim Moseley, son of the fourth mayor of Eatonville. As a member of Eatonville's pioneer family and due to her community involvement, many considered her a walking historian. Eatonville's most acclaimed citizen - Zora Neale Hurston - author and folklorist - was Tillie's best friend and a frequent visitor. Much of Hurston's work is set in Eatonville and she would often stay with the Moseleys when she returned. The house is a repository for early Eatonville memorabilia, including the Moseley family and Zora Neale Hurston, and is a place to preserve
Moseley House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By AGS Media, December 30, 2011
2. Moseley House Marker
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African-American history and culture.
A Florida Heritage Site

 
Erected 2008 by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-620.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1888.
 
Location. 28° 37.091′ N, 81° 22.572′ W. Marker is in Eatonville, Florida, in Orange County. Marker is on Taylor Street south of East Kennedy Boulevard, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11 Taylor Street, Maitland FL 32751, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Matilda Mosley Home (here, next to this marker); Thomas House (within shouting distance of this marker); Eatonville Water Tower (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Lawrence African Methodist Church and the Mosley House (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Lawrence African Methodist Episcopal Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Kennedy Boulevard and Sewell’s Place (within shouting distance of this marker); The Hurston and Joe Clark’s (within shouting distance of this marker); Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eatonville.
 
More about this marker. The marker is capped with the logo of the Florida Historic Marker program.
 
Regarding Moseley House.
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Photographed By AGS Media, December 30, 2011
3. Thomas House
Next door to the Moseley House is the Thomas House, the oldest structure in Eatonville.
The Moseley House Museum is located in the Historic District of the Town of Eatonville and is the second oldest structure in the town.
 
Also see . . .  Moseley House Museum. (Submitted on April 29, 2022.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 29, 2022. It was originally submitted on February 16, 2012, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 992 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 16, 2012, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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May. 25, 2022