Markland - St. Augustine, FL
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Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Biologist Marine
N 29° 53.509 W 081° 19.002
17R E 469421 N 3306840
Quick Description: Markland is also known as the Andrew Anderson House and was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1978.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 3/6/2010 6:22:57 PM
Waymark Code: WM8BC0
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Long Description:
From the Florida Division of Historical Resources website:

St. Augustine MARKLAND (Andrew Anderson House) 102 King St. 1893, 1899, 1901. Classical Revival. 2 and a half stories, coquina block, 2-story gallery on the south and east facades. Veranda features large Ionic columns. Built by Dr. Andrew Anderson, Sr., from New York, a leader in the community. He and his son influenced Henry Flagler in his decision to make the city a winter resort. Presently part of Flagler College. Private. N.R. 1978.

An historical marker located in front of the house provides the following additional information: "?Markland, the Anderson family home has been a local landmark since 1843. Dr. Andrew Anderson, a prominent civic leader, laid the foundations of the coquina shellstone house in 1839, just before his death in a yellow fever epidemic. The original house, which forms the east wing of the present building, was completed by his widow, Clarissa Anderson. His son, the second Dr. Andrew Anderson, developed the Markland orange grove, which extended from present day Cordova St. westward to the San Sebastian River, into one of the most famous groves in Florida after the Civil War. As a friend and business associate of Dr. Anderson, Henry M. Flagler purchased the eastern portion of the grove in the 1880s for the site of the Hotel Ponce de Leon. After the death of Dr. Anderson in 1924, the house was purchased by St. Augustine mayor Herbert E. Wolfe who sold it to Flagler College in 1966."

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