OLDEST -- Surviving Building within the Original City Limits of Tallahassee
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N 30° 26.548 W 084° 16.994
16R E 760903 N 3370951
Quick Description: Also known as The William "Money" Williams Mansion, The Columns is a historic home in Tallahassee, Florida, that is now occupied by the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 8/23/2009 3:41:13 PM
Waymark Code: WM72FH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 4

Long Description:
From the Downtown Tallahassee Historic Trail brochure:

100 North Duval Street
Built: c. 1830
Style: Greek Revival
William "Money" Williams built this structure which served as his office as President of the newly chartered Bank of Florida and as a home for his wife and ten children. Its original location was Park Avenue and Adams Street. The Columns is the headquarters for the Tallahassee Area Chamber of Commerce and is the oldest surviving building within the original city limits of Tallahassee. Open: Mon. – Fri., 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

From the Florida Division of Historical Resources website:

Tallahassee THE COLUMNS 100 N. Duval St. c. 1830 (moved in 1971). Greek Revival. 2 and a half stories, brick, 2-story pedimented entrance portico. Built for William W. Williams, first president of the Bank of Florida. Originally the house served as residence and bank. One of the oldest houses in Tallahassee. Houses the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce. Private. N.R. 1975.

Type of documentation of superlative status: Website (see Long Description)

Location of coordinates: Front Entrance of The Columns

Web Site: [Web Link]

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