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Bartow in Polk County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Swearingen - Langford House

690 E. Church St.

 

— c. 1925 —

 
Swearingen - Langford House Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, June 27, 2012
1. Swearingen - Langford House Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1925 for John J. Swearingen, Florida attorney, State Senator, Spanish-American War veteran, and wife Mary Harding Rainey. Later the home of daughter Katherine Swearingen Langford and her husband Richard H. Langford, prominent citrus grower and cattleman. Designed by noted architect Clayton Bonfoey, builder of many historic landmarks in Tampa.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
 
Location. 27° 53.9′ N, 81° 50.284′ W. Marker is in Bartow, Florida, in Polk County. Marker is at the intersection of East Church Street and North Oak Avenue, on the left when traveling east on East Church Street. The marker is mounted on the front of the home, to the left when facing the front door. A NRHP plaque is mounted on the right. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 690 East Church Street, Bartow FL 33830, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Polk County Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); Co E 7th Florida Inf Regt South Florida Bulldogs (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of Fort Blount
"John J. Swearingen House" NRHP Plaque image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, June 27, 2012
2. "John J. Swearingen House" NRHP Plaque
This property has been
placed on the
National Register
of Historic Places

by the United States
Department of the Interior
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Historic L. B. Brown House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mann Manor (approx. half a mile away); Union Academy High School (approx. 1.1 miles away); Memorial for Austin C. Welch (approx. 1.3 miles away); Fort Carroll (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bartow.
 
Regarding Swearingen - Langford House. The home is a two-story, red brick, Colonial revival structure with a large ionic portico. It was listed with the National Register of Historic Places under the name "John J. Swearingen House" in 1982 (ref #82002379), and became a Contributing Property to the Northeast Bartow Residential District when the district was added to the National Register in 1993.

The home is a private residence.
 
The Swearingen - Langford House image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, June 27, 2012
3. The Swearingen - Langford House
The Swearingen - Langford House image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, June 27, 2012
4. The Swearingen - Langford House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 29, 2012, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 420 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 29, 2012, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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