The Morse - Morris House
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 43° 58.035 W 124° 06.399
10T E 411226 N 4868830
History sign on old Morse - Morris House in Old Town Florence.
Waymark Code: WM82G0
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 01/15/2010
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member silverquill
Views: 1

Marker Name: Morse - Morris House
Marker Text: Built circa 1880, this residence is the oldest standing structure in Florence. David Morse is said to be Florence’s first “white” settler. After arriving in 1876, he homesteaded 152 acres east of the Kyle Building. In contrast to later, more elegant residences, the construction was rudimentary, employing locally unmilled lumber. The Joseph/Elizabeth Morris family, after building Florence’s first hotel in 1887, occupied the premises into the 1900’s. For half a century, until 2008, it was home to the Thompkins’ family, who in the 1960’s attached the rear addition. It was restored to its present state in 2009.

Historic Topic: Pioneer

Group Responsible for placement: City Government

Marker Type: City

Region: Coast

County: Lane

State of Oregon Historical Marker "Beaver Board": Not listed

Web link to additional information: Not listed

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