Tallahassee in Leon County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Governor William Dunnington Bloxham House 1844 / Governor Bloxham House
This Federal-style building was constructed in 1844 by Richard A. Shine, a prominent builder and mason who constructed the south wing of Florida's Capitol in 1845. In 1881, Mary C. Bloxham, Governor Bloxham's wife, acquired the property. Governor Bloxham, the owner of a plantation west of Tallahassee, used the house as a town residence during his two terms as governor, 1881-1885 and 1897-1901. The house was used by Governor Edward A. Perry, 1885-1889. In 1911, when Governor Bloxham died, Gertrude M. Bloxham, his second wife, became its owner and in 1913 sold it. A number of ownerships and uses followed, including as a rooming house and hotel. In 1977, the Florida Heritage Foundation purchased the property and developed plans for restoration of the house, but was unable to raise sufficient funds. In 1979, one of its members, Frances Cushing Ervin, purchased the property and restored the house to its original architectural style and elegance.
Governor Bloxham's career of public service was extensive and included representing Leon County in the Florida House of Representatives, serving as Florida's
Erected 2004 by the Tallahassee Trust for Historic Preservation, Inc. and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-505.)
Location. 30° 26.773′ N, 84° 16.782′ W. Marker is in Tallahassee, Florida, in Leon County. Marker is on North Calhoun Street 0.1 miles south of East Carolina Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. North Calhoun runs one way here - north to south. Marker is at or near this postal address: 410 North Calhoun Street, Tallahassee FL 32301, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Rutgers House/Tallahassee Garden Club Center (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Leon County's American Revolutionary War Soldiers (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Knott House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Leon High School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Trinity United Methodist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Prince And Princess Murat (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lewis Bank (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tallahassee.
Also see . . . About Governor Bloxham. (Submitted on December 10, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 10, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 289 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 10, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.