The Lesesne House
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
N 30° 40.266 W 081° 27.689
17R E 455793 N 3393243
Quick Description: The Lesesne House is located on Centre Street in historic downtown Fernandina Beach, Florida, and is considered to be one of the oldest inhabited houses on Amelia Island.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 4/18/2008 8:13:16 PM
Waymark Code: WM3M27
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member StressMaster
Views: 28

Long Description:
The marker text reads as follows: "This Classical Revival style residence, built by Dr. John F. Lesesne circa 1860, is one of the oldest homes in Fernandina Beach. Lesesne left Fernandina during the Civil War and did not return. In 1868 the house became the property of the family of Judge John Friend, who had been appointed district tax commissioner after the war by President Andrew Johnson. Friend was a lawyer and served as a county commissioner and judge. At the time of his death in 1878 he was state senator-elect from Nassau County. The descendents of the Friend family still occupy the home. This double galleried home, constructed of hand-hewn lumber fastened with wooden pegs, is one of the major points of interest in the Fernandina Beach Historic District which was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1973."
Marker Number: F-376

Date: 1997

County: Nassau

Marker Type: Roadside

Sponsored or placed by: The General Duncan Lamont Clinch Historical Society of Amelia Island and Angel Starke Davis, Ernest and Marie Davis Chaplin Family, Davis and Dee Chaplin, Saxby Caroline Sperau and Florida Department of State.

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