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Greensboro in Gadsden County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Dezell House

 
 
Dezell House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 7, 2014
1. Dezell House Marker
Inscription. The Dezell House was built in 1912 by James A. and Margaret Leila "Maggie" Shepard Dezell. This house, with its Prairie Style architecture and Arts and Crafts features, was their family home for 46 years. James A. Dezell (1867-1937) was born in Chicago, moving from southwestern Missouri to Gadsden County in 1886. James and "Maggie", a Gadsden County native, married on September 13, 1893. Between 1894 and 1903 they had three sons and two daughters. James and his father, Samuel A. Dezell, were builders. They constructed the Samuel Dezell family house in Mt. Pleasant in 1886. James A. Dezell was the first mayor of the Town of Greensboro, serving several terms following the first organizational meeting on August 13, 1908. The most distinctive aspects of this house's construction are its closeness to the ground rather than sitting on piers, fine craftsmanship, and windows set in dormers that crown the roofline on each main roof slope and provide light for a skylight in the entry hall. Dezell was evidently very confident in materials and techniques he chose for the house. The Dezell House was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2006, showing his confidence was well placed.
A Florida Heritage Site

 
Erected 2008 by the West Gadsden Historical Society,
The Dezell House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 7, 2014
2. The Dezell House Marker
Now the West Gadsden Historical Society location.
Inc., The Capital City Bank Group Foundation and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-578.)
 
Location. 30° 34.004′ N, 84° 44.642′ W. Marker is in Greensboro, Florida, in Gadsden County. Marker is at the intersection of Green Avenue (State Road 12) and East 8th Street, on the right when traveling south on Green Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 328 East 8th Street, Greensboro FL 32330, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Gretna School House (approx. 6.2 miles away); Joshua Davis House (approx. 8.6 miles away); Site of the First Gadsden County Courthouse (approx. 8.8 miles away); Old Washington Lodge No. 2 ~ Quincy Woman's Club (approx. 9.9 miles away); St. Paul's Episcopal Church (approx. 10.1 miles away); The Quincy State Bank (approx. 10.1 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 10.1 miles away); Gadsden County (approx. 10.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Dezell House History. Click on "Dezell House" on left menu. (Submitted on December 8, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Dezell House Marker looking north into city. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 7, 2014
3. Dezell House Marker looking north into city.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 8, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 188 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 8, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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