Gainesville in Alachua County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Bailey House
Erected 1982 by The Bailey House in Cooperation with Department of State. (Marker Number F-302.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1850.
Location. 29° 39.757′ N, 82° 19.843′ W. Marker is in Gainesville, Florida, in Alachua County. Marker is on NW 6th Street, on the right when traveling north. Located between NW 11th and NW 12th Avenues. Touch for map. Marker is Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chestnut Funeral Home (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mt. Carmel Baptist Church (approx. half a mile away); Gainesville's Railroads / Past Railroads of Gainesville (approx. 0.6 miles away); "The Great Endurance Run" (approx. 0.6 miles away); Thomas House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Roper Park / Old City Park (approx. 0.7 miles away); Josiah T. Walls (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gainesville.
Regarding The Bailey House. Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
Survey number HABS FL-121
Building/structure dates: 1850 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1961 subsequent work
Significance: The Major James B. Bailey house served as social center in Ante-Bellum Gainesville and is typical of frontier plantation houses of that era. The structure was built about 1850 by Major James B. Bailey and figured in the antebellum social activity in Gainesville, Florida. The building was erected by slave labor utilizing materials from the site, and is typical of the frontier plantation house of that era.
National Register of Historic Places:
Also known as Rest Haven
1121 N.W. 6th St. , Gainesville
♦ Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
♦ Architect, builder, or engineer: Unknown
♦ Architectural Style: No Style Listed
♦ Area of Significance: Architecture
♦ Period of Significance: 1850-1874
♦ Owner: Private
♦ Historic Function: Domestic
Credits. This page was last revised on January 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 17, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 714 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 17, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.