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

William H. Waterhouse Residence

Built in 1884

 
 
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1. William H. Waterhouse Residence Marker
Inscription.
This property has been placed
on the National Register of
Historic Places by the
United States Department
of the Interior
July 15, 1983

 
Erected 1983. (Marker Number 83001434.)
 
Location. 28° 37.26′ N, 81° 22.003′ W. Marker is in Maitland, Florida, in Orange County. Marker can be reached from Lake Lily Drive south of Maitland Avenue South, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. The marker is located at the Waterhouse Residence Museum in Lake Lily Park. It is mounted on the building exterior next to the front door. Marker is at or near this postal address: 820 Lake Lily Drive, Maitland FL 32751, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Carpentry Shop Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Black Bear Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Railroading in Maitland (within shouting distance of this marker); Lake Lily Drive (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Maitland / Maitland / Lake Maitland (about 600 feet away); Church of the Good Shepherd
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By AGS Media, December 30, 2011
2. William H. Waterhouse Residence Marker
Mounted next to the door
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Moseley House (approx. 0.6 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maitland.
 
Regarding William H. Waterhouse Residence. William H. Waterhouse left his home state of New York to pioneer the unsettled interior of the Florida peninsula. With his wife and children, he settled in what would become the city of Maitland, building a skillfully crafted frame home of his own design in 1884. Today, the building is home to the Waterhouse Residence Museum, and has been restored to reflect the way of life enjoyed by a middle class Florida family in the late 1800's and the turn of the century. Adjacent to the house is Waterhouse's Carpentry Shop, which has also been set up as a museum.

The house was added to the NRHP in 1983 (reference #83001434).
 
Also see . . .  William H. Waterhouse House page on Wikipedia. (Submitted on February 11, 2012, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
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By AGS Media, December 30, 2011
3. William H. Waterhouse Residence Museum
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By AGS Media, December 30, 2011
4. William H. Waterhouse Residence Museum
Rear of house
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5. William H. Waterhouse Residence Museum
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By AGS Media, December 30, 2011
6. Waterhouse Residence Museum
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places
Pioneer settler and carpenter William H. Waterhouse built this residence in 1884, starting a new life in Maitland with his wife and two children. Step inside and tour this beautifully restored home, capturing a moment in time. Learn how William, Sarah, Charles and Stella, a middle class family during the late Victorian period, settled in the new Florida frontier and shaped Maitland's history. Welcome to the Waterhouse family residence. Enjoy your visit.
The Waterhouse Residence Museum is operated by the Maitland Historical Society. It was restored through the generous support of the State of Florida, Division of Historical Resources, the City of Maitland, and the Maitland Historical Society.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 11, 2012, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 476 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 11, 2012, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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