Freeman House, A.C. - Punta Gorda, FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member rogueblack
N 26° 56.101 W 082° 03.202
17R E 395426 N 2979673
Quick Description: in historical downtown Punta Gorda
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 3/18/2008 6:14:56 PM
Waymark Code: WM3DC9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 18

Long Description:
Originally on Marion Avenue, the A.C. Freeman house was built in 1903, in the "Carpenter Queen Anne" style with a square tower on the northeast corner. In 1985, it was moved to Hargreaves Street and restored by the Medical Center Foundation, now the Charlotte County Foundation, and furnished authentically in the late Victorian era. In 1987 it was placed on the National Register. Moved to Retta Esplanade in 2005, it serves as offices for the Punta Gorda Historical Society and for the Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce.

In 1889 Augustus C. Freeman arrived in Punta Gorda and opened a hardware store that also sold caskets. He served on the City Council, as mayor, as a county commissioner of DeSoto County from the Punta Gorda district, and as DeSoto County sheriff from 1905 to 1913, after which he moved to California.
Street address:
W. Retta Esplanade
Punta Gorda, FL USA

County / Borough / Parish: Charlotte

Year listed: 1987

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Person

Periods of significance: 1900-1924

Historic function: Domestic

Current function: Vacant/Not in use

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 1: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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