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Marianna in Jackson County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Russ House

 
 
The Russ House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 4, 2014
1. The Russ House Marker
Inscription. Built in 1895 by Joseph W. Russ, Jr., a prominent landowner and merchant. Neoclassical alterations were made in 1910, by his wife, Bettie Philips Russ. Their only child, Frances Russ Dickerson, lived here for most of her 89 years. Five generations of this family lived in the intriguing house.

In 1995, the family deeded the home to the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, who rehabilitated it as the Chamber of Commerce headquarters between 1996 and 2000. The Russ House Commons, completed in 2000, reunites the home with its original frontage.

The house is on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected 2000 by the Chipola Historical Trust.
 
Location. 30° 46.646′ N, 85° 14.167′ W. Marker is in Marianna, Florida, in Jackson County. Marker is at the intersection of Lafayette Street (U.S. 90) and Russ Street, on the right when traveling west on Lafayette Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4318 Lafayette Street, Marianna FL 32446, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fighting at Ely Corner (within shouting distance of this marker); The West End Community (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line);
The Russ House image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 4, 2014
2. The Russ House
Ely-Criglar House (about 400 feet away); The Holden House (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Luke's Churchyard (approx. mile away); Site of the Battle of Marianna (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gilmore Academy - Jackson County Training School (approx. 0.4 miles away); First United Methodist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marianna.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Ghosts of the Russ House. (Submitted on June 4, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Jackson County Times article. (Submitted on June 4, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
The Russ House Area image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 4, 2014
3. The Russ House Area
Russ House Heritage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 4, 2014
4. Russ House Heritage Marker
Current House Occupant image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 4, 2014
5. Current House Occupant
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 4, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 355 times since then and 60 times this year. Last updated on June 5, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 4, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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