Moseley House
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62
N 28° 37.090 W 081° 22.570
17R E 463227 N 3165740
In historic Eatonville
Waymark Code: WMENYA
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 06/20/2012
Published By:Groundspeak Charter Member paintfiction
Views: 14

Taylor Street is the eastern boundary of Eatonville and is the site of Jim and Matilda Clark Moseley's home. Matilda, or "Miss Tillie," as she was affectionately called, was the niece of Joseph Clark, Eatonville's founder and first mayor. Early dwellings in Eatonville were mainly single-family, one-story, 500 square-foot wood frame houses with no more than 2 or 3 rooms. One such house was located at 11 Taylor Street, built c. 1888 and is known as the Moseley House. Tillie was born and reared in Eatonville, where she served as a Sunday school teacher, church pianist and community activist. She married Jim Moseley, son of the fourth mayor of Eatonville. As a member of Eatonville's pioneer family and due to her community involvement, many considered her a walking historian. Eatonville's most acclaimed citizen-Zora Neale Hurston-author and folklorist-was Tillie's best friend and a frequent visitor. Much of Hurston's work is set in Eatonville and she would often stay with the Moseley's when she returned. The house is a repository for early Eatonville memorabilia, including the Moseley family and Zora Neale Hurston, and is a place to preserve African-American history and culture.
Marker Number: F-620

Date: 2008

County: Orange

Marker Type: Roadside

Sponsored or placed by: Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and the Florida Department of State

Website: Not listed

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