FLORIDA HISTORIC HOMES

Updated April 6, 2021

Florida historic homes have always fascinated me during my many years of traveling around the state.

You can tell so much about the history and character of a town by looking around at its collection of historic homes and business buildings.

Mount Dora, Donnelly House

Some of them are historic enough to be on the National Register of Historic Places or local historic districts, but many are just old Florida homes with a lot of character but no pedigree. 

Many of them are better built than their modern counterparts.  Some older lumber, for example, is much denser than the modern stuff and far more resistant to rot and termites.


SOME FLORIDA HISTORIC HOMES TO ENJOY


This is a random selection of homes from different towns in Florida.  A few are open to the public, but most are being lived in by happy families.

If you will get off the beaten path and roam around the residential neighborhoods, you will find gems like these in most Florida towns and cities.


Alachua, photo by EbyabeAlachua, photo by Ebyabe

Apalachicola
Flickr/JR P

Auburndale, Historic Baynard Place

Bartow, Lawrence Brown House

Bartow, Wonder House Back in the DayBartow, Wonder House Back in the Day

Bartow Wonder House TodayBartow Wonder House Today

Brooksville, Chinsegut Hill

Brooksville, May Stringer House

BushnellBushnell

Candler

Capps, Asa May Rosewood PlantationCapps, Asa May Rosewood Plantation

Cassadaga

Cedar Key

Celebration

Chattahoochee

Chipley

Clermont

Crescent City

Crescent CityCrescent City

Cross Creek, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Home

Dade City

DeFuniak Springs

DeLand, Stetson Mansion

Eden Gardens State Park, 1897 Home
Flickr/JR P

Eustis, Clifford House and Museum

Fernandina

Floral CityFloral City

Fort Lauderdale, Stranahan House

Fort Meade

Fort Myers, Thomas Edison's Seminole LodgeFort Myers, Thomas Edison's Seminole Lodge

Fort Myers, Henry Ford Home

Graceville

Greenville, Grace Manor

Gainesville, Magnolia Plantation B&B

Groveland, Edge Home, Photo by EbyabeGroveland, Edge Home, Photo by Ebyabe

Homosassa

Howey in the Hills, Howey MansionHowey in the Hills, Howey Mansion

Inverness

Leesburg, Mote-Morris HouseLeesburg, Mote-Morris House

Madison

Mascotte, Tuscanooga RoadMascotte, Tuscanooga Road

Melbourne (Eau Gallie) William H. Gleason House

Merritt Island, Historic Sams House

McIntosh

Micanopy, Herlong Mansion

Milton

Monticello

Montverde, Harper House

Mount Dora

Mount Dora, Donnelly House

Mount Plymouth

Oak HillOak Hill

Historic Home in Oakland, FloridaOakland

Ocala

Orange CityOrange City

Palatka, Bronson Mulholland HousePalatka, Bronson Mulholland House

Pierson

Old Naples

Palm Beach

Quincy, McFarlin-Lester House, 1895Quincy, McFarlin-Lester House, 1895

Rockledge

Sanford

St. Cloud

Sumterville

Temple Terrace

Titusville, Pritchard HouseTitusville, Pritchard House

Tarpon SpringsTarpon Springs

White Springs

Winter Garden

Winter Haven, Magnolia Plantation at LegolandWinter Haven, Magnolia Plantation at Legoland

Yankeetown

Zellwood, Sydonie MansionZellwood, Sydonie Mansion

If you enjoyed seeing these historic houses, you might also like our page on Florida historic buildings and architecture.



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