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 Ebyabe
Auburndale, Historic Baynard Place
Bartow, Lawrence Brown House
Bartow, Wonder House Back in the Day
Bartow Wonder House Today
Brooksville, Chinsegut Hill
Brooksville, May Stringer House
Capps, Asa May Rosewood Plantation
Cross Creek, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Home
DeLand, Stetson Mansion
Eustis, Clifford House and Museum
Fort Lauderdale, Stranahan House
Fort Myers, Thomas Edison's Seminole Lodge
Fort Myers, Henry Ford Home
Greenville, Grace Manor
Gainesville, Magnolia Plantation B&B
Groveland, Edge Home, Photo by Ebyabe
Howey in the Hills, Howey Mansion
Leesburg, Mote-Morris House
Mascotte, Tuscanooga Road
Melbourne (Eau Gallie) William H. Gleason House
Merritt Island, Historic Sams House
Micanopy, Herlong Mansion
Montverde, Harper House
Mount Dora, Donnelly House
Palatka, Bronson Mulholland House
Quincy, McFarlin-Lester House, 1895
Titusville, Pritchard House
Winter Haven, Magnolia Plantation at Legoland
Zellwood, 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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