Capt. Harold B. Jeffries House - Zephyrhills, Florida
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sfwife
N 28° 14.081 W 082° 10.750
17R E 384308 N 3123763
Quick Description: The Capt. Harold B. Jeffries House is a historic site in Zephyrhills, Florida, United States. The house is now privately owned by an attorney.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 10/30/2007 8:11:36 PM
Waymark Code: WM2GH5
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 27

Long Description:
It is located in the Zephyrhills Downtown Historic District at 38537 5th Avenue. On November 29, 1995, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. The house was built in 1911, enlarged in the 1920s and 1940, and was the home of city founder, Captain Jeffries.

Capt. H.B. Jeffries, a Pennsylvania journalist who had served as a Union officer during the Civil War, had been seeking land where he could establish a retirement community for veterans of the Grand Army of the Republic so they could live comfortably on their small pensions. Abbott Station was almost abandoned when Jeffries arrived in December 1909. By January, Jeffries had organized the Zephyrhills Colony Co. and formally changes the name from Abbott Station to Zephyrhills on March 10, 1910. Most say the name was derived from the warm breezes or zephyrs that blow across the rolling hills. Another version states that the town was actually named after Jeffries and his surveyor, Jim Hill – resulting in Jeffries Hill, which involved into Zephyrhills.

Street address:
38537 5th Ave.
Zephyrhills, FL USA

County / Borough / Parish: Pasco

Year listed: 1995

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event, Person, Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1900-1924, 1925-1949

Historic function: Domestic

Current function: Commerce/Trade

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 1: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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