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House of Seven Gables - Largo, FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member debbado
N 27° 52.851 W 082° 48.662
17R E 321722 N 3085321
Quick Description: This Queen Anne house was built in 1907. It was then relocated to Heritage Village in 1976.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 2/26/2009 2:59:17 PM
Waymark Code: WM5XTA
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 2

Long Description:
Following information taken from (visit link)
One of the most interesting and majestic examples of turn-of-the-century Victorian style architecture in the area. Built in 1907, the home contains 13 rooms completely furnished with artifacts from the period. At one time, this historic building was used as a private club, a tea room, a boarding house, and even a parsonage. !It was originally situated on a high bluff overlooking Clearwater Bay, but in 1976, the house was moved and floated down the intracoastal waterway to its present location in the Village. Everything has been restored to give it its original Victorian Era appearance.

On the informational marker in front of the house...
This impressive home rested on the bluff in downtown Clearwater near the Pinellas County Courthouse. From its wrap-around porch, occupants enjoyed magnificent views of Clearwater Bay and the developing city. The elegant residence contains 13 rooms, with a spacious living area suited for Edwardian tastes. For 6 decades many families and people made this place home.

David and Mary Starr visited the settlement of Clear Water Harbor in early 1886 and purchased land. David, a savvy entrepreneur, commuted for 20 years between his hometown of Rockford, Illinois where he ran a manufacturing business, and Pinellas with his real estate and business enterprises. In 1896 the couple bought the land for a home, waiting a decade to build their grand seasonal residence where they lived until 1917.

This house was moved intact on a barge from Clearwater to Largo. There is a photo on the website listed.
About Heritage Village....
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. / Sunday 1 - 4 p.m.
Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
Free Admission! Donations Welcome.

11909 125th Street N.
Largo, FL 33774

How it was moved: Other

Type of move: City to City

Building Status: Public

Related Website: [Web Link]

Original Location: Not Listed

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