The Hanserd-Fry House
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N 29° 43.609 W 084° 59.205
16R E 694723 N 3290211
Located on Live Oak St in front of the St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters.
Waymark Code: WMTTV2
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 01/07/2017
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member Lat34North
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Constructed ca. 1845, the Hanserd-Fry House is one of Apalachicola's finest examples of Palladian Greek Revival style architecture. The well-preserved house features a symmetrical porch with Tuscan classical columns typical of the Greek Revival style, floor to ceiling windows, and a central hall, four-room plan. The building's earliest known owner was Joseph Hanserd, who owned the house as early as 1866. Kate W. Ayers acquired the house from Hanserd in 1872. Captain Weber Fry, a riverboat captain on the Apalachicola River, bought the house in 1880. During the twentieth century, Dr. August E. Center, a physician revered by the town's residents, lived in the house for several decades. The non-profit Historic Apalachicola Foundation, Inc. purchased the house in 1995. In an award-winning restoration recognized by the Florida Trust for Preservation in 2008, the organization returned the house to its original appearance, removing a later front porch and rear additions. From 2006 to 2016, the Hanserd-Fry House served as the Apalachicola Museum of Art.
Marker Number: F-908

Date: 2016

County: Franklin

Marker Type: City

Sponsored or placed by: June and Richard Dosik, Michaelin and David Watts of Bring Me a Book, Historical Apalachicola Foundation, Marie and Willoughby Marshall and the Florida Department of State

Website: Not listed

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