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Pensacola in Escambia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Morrison Family Homestead

 
 
Morrison Family Homestead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, November 14, 2017
1. Morrison Family Homestead Marker
Inscription. Constructed in 1906 by Mabel Lewis, this frame vernacular structure was the home of generations of the Morrison family, including the parents of James Douglas (Jim) Morrison, the lead singer for The Doors. Before Robert Bruce (R.B.) and Frances Morrison purchased the building in 1932, it had been used as a tea house and as a speakeasy during Prohibition. In 1942, R.B. offered the basement apartment to his cousin George Stephen (Steve) Morrison and his wife Clara Clark Morrison. While in Pensacola, Steve, a U.S. Naval Academy graduate, completed his flight training at the Naval Air Station. Steve and Clara moved to Melbourne, Florida, a few months before Jim was born on December 8, 1943. Steve Morrison was a highly-decorated naval officer who became a Rear Admiral in 1966. After attending Florida State University and graduating from the University of California at Los Angeles, Jim Morrison, a gifted singer and lyricist, became a legendary and mysterious rock star. He died in Paris in 1972. The Morrison home was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970 as part of the Downtown Pensacola Historic District and was occupied by members of the Morrison family until 2014.
 
Erected 2016 by Swan Capital LLC, CEO and Owner-Andrew Scott McNair, and the Florida Department of State. (Marker
Morrison Family Homestead with marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, November 14, 2017
2. Morrison Family Homestead with marker
Number F-914.)
 
Location. 30° 24.899′ N, 87° 13.075′ W. Marker is in Pensacola, Florida, in Escambia County. Marker is on Gregory Street just west of North Baylen Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. House is now SWAN Capital. Marker is at or near this postal address: 107 West Gregory Street, Pensacola FL 32502, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Michael’s Church (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chase Street (about 700 feet away); Christ Episcopal Church (about 700 feet away); Site of the First Methodist Church of Pensacola/Site of the San Carlos Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Garden Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pensacola Lunch Counter Sit-Ins (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Jewish House of Worship in Florida (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pensacola.
 
Also see . . .  Jim Morrison. (Submitted on November 23, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.)
 
Categories. ArchitectureArts, Letters, MusicSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 23, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 80 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 23, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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