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Ephraim M. Baynard House 1894
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62
N 28° 04.032 W 081° 47.377
17R E 422409 N 3104898
Quick Description: A second marker for the house in downtown Auburndale.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 12/27/2014 6:00:51 PM
Waymark Code: WMN518
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member the federation
Views: 3

Long Description:
Ephraim M. Baynard, born in South Carolina in 1861, arrived in Auburndale soon after its founding. By 1893, he owned one of the general stores in the community and acreage planted in citrus and tomatoes. As a highly successful grower, Baynard owned and operated the Chase Packing Plant until it was destroyed by fire. He sold his general store in 1902 and became intensely involved in real estate development in the 1920s. Baynard built several commercial buildings and at least two residences in Auburndale. Mr. Baynard's home, located on West Lake Avenue, was built in 1894 by Alfred Chipman Thorpe and is an example of the Folk Victorian architectural style. Another barnyard home was built in 1914 by Thorpe's son, Harry, and later became the Kersey Funeral Home. Ephraim M. Baynard received recognition from the State of Florida as a Great Floridian in the year 2000. The Baynard House is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Marker Number: None

Date: 2011

County: Polk

Marker Type: Roadside

Sponsored or placed by: City of Auburndale, Auburndale Community Redevelopment Agency, Auburndale Historic Preservation Commission, Centennial Celebration Committee

Website: Not listed

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