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Gainesville in Alachua County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Bailey House

 
 
The Bailey House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 4, 2012
1. The Bailey House Marker
Inscription. This is one of the oldest houses in the city of Gainesville. It was constructed about 1850 by Major James B. Bailey, a prominent citizen of Alachua County. Bailey was a leading proponent of moving the county seat away from Newnansville to a new place, later known as Gainesville, part of which was to be located on his own plantation. The Bailey House was entered in the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. Although it has been slightly altered during its existence, Major Bailey's house survives as a good example of the Antebellum domestic architecture of this area.
 
Erected 1982 by The Bailey House in Cooperation with Department of State. (Marker Number F-302.)
 
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. Touch for map. Located between NW 11th and NW 12th Avenues. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1121 NW 6th Street, Gainesville FL 32601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gainesville's Railroads / Past Railroads of Gainesville (approx. 0.6 miles away);
The Bailey House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 4, 2012
2. The Bailey House and Marker
"The Great Endurance Run" (approx. 0.6 miles away); Roper Park / Old City Park (approx. 0.7 miles away); Josiah T. Walls (approx. 0.8 miles away); Confederate Soldier Memorial (was approx. 0.8 miles away but has been reported permanently removed. ); First Gainesville Skirmish / Battle of Gainesville (approx. 0.8 miles away); City of Gainesville (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.

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The Bailey House image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 4, 2012
3. The Bailey House
Register of Historic Places:
Bailey, Maj. James B., House (added 1972 - - #72000301)
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
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
The Bailey House image. Click for full size.
By National Park Service
4. The Bailey House
The Bailey House Marker along northbound NW 6th Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 4, 2012
5. The Bailey House Marker along northbound NW 6th Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 17, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 578 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 17, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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