this victorian-italinate home was built in 1881. the moses j. taylor house is also known as the dreamspinner bed & breakfast inn. since there were no signs on the property i assume it is now a private residence. the moses j. taylor house is listed on the national register of historic places.
the clifford house is a very interesting place to visit in downtown eustis. this 4,500 square foot home was built in 1910. today it is home to the eustis preservation society and the citrus museum. the clifford house has 18 rooms which feature period antiques and displays on the history of eustis. the star attraction of the home in the dr. edgar james banks room, a professor and archaeologist who was the inspiration for the character "indiana jones". the clifford house is listed on the national register of historic places. see the attached web site for admission and times.
the william kimbrough pendelton house is one of a number of historic and architectually significant homes in eustis. the original house was a frame vernacular house built in 1876. william kimbrough pendelton built additions to the house in 1886 and named it "the palms". this interesting queen anne style home is listed on the national register of historic places. not open to the public.
located at ferran park is the mc celland memorial bandshell. this mission spanish-colonial revival structure by designed by architect alan j. mac donough and was built in 1926. a very interesting 1920's land boom era building in downtown eustis. the mc celland memorial bandshell is listed on the national register of historic places.
ferran park is located on beautiful lake eustis downtown. the 4.5 acre park was developed between 1918 and 1921. ferran park is a nice place to relax or fish in downtown eustis. ferran park is listed on the national register of historic places.
pictured is orange ave. in downtown eustis. the downtown historic district has a nice collection of shops, restaurants, and bars. the eustis historic district is listed on the national register of historic places.
The stained glass in the kitchen passthrough and window came out of a church being demolished in Orlando. A french door here, a chandelier there, antique chairs, crown moldings, border paper, some pewter and you have a little taste of Britain in a tropical setting~Caribe style~(and no mortgage EQUALS more travel!)
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Guilford David Clifford came from Rome, New York, in 1875 and planned this graceful antebellum style house, with a deep porch, balustraded widow's walk, and double-column two-story entryway . It was built by L.N. Herrick.
Of the seven original founders, Clifford was one of only three who settled here with his wife Unity, and his daughters. Later, the building was occupied by A.D. and C.D. Miller, and an opera house operated on the second floor.
This 2 1/2 story 18-room house is built of Florida cypress with double layers of 3/4" Florida pine as floors. There are six fireplaces, each having a unique design of imported Italian tiles. There are seven bedrooms, indoor plumbing, large windows for maximum cross-ventilation, and copper-screened windows. The home has not been altered since construction, with the exception of railings being blown off in storms over the years.
The house was later acquired by the Eustis Historical Museum and Preservation Society and since January 26, 1985, has been open to the public as a museum.
The home was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.
First Presbyterian Church
The congregation organized in February of 1884 and held its early services in Clifford's Hall in the A.D. and C.D. Miller Store at the corner of MacDonald Ave. and Bay St. In a matter of months, A.S. Pendry erected a frame sanctuary on this site. The first pastor was Rev. J.H. Potter, who served from 1884 to 1903.
This church was built in 1914 in the Romanesque Revival style, which was popular from 1880 to 1920. It has heavily rusticated stonework with contrasting stone arches, emphasizing deeply recessed window openings. It also features a square tower, eaves which end close to the walls, stone bands in relief, tracery windows, and a parapet gable.
The present city hall was completed in 1927 for a cost of $200,000. Originally, it housed the fire station, municipal offices, an auditorium seating 770, the public library, Chamber of Commerce, Eustis Motor Club, and the American Legion, and had additional rooms for the entertainment of tourists.
This building was renovated in 1974 by architects Stevens & Walton, Inc. and contractor J.A. Wynne & Co.
Lake Eustis is just ahead and to the right is the Lakewalk. The Eustis Art center, the State Street Theater, the Community Center and Clifford House Museum are all on this block.
The huge Waterman Hospital has a new location on RT441 and the space it used to occupy will soon become a park, shops and boutiques.
Florida is tropical paradise with year round warm weather awaits...all I have to do is step off my porch deck;-)I have since put a Florida "summer kitchen"(outside stainless steel sink and cooking burners like the old southern plantations once had. Its kinda popular here and doesnt heat up the house in summer.
In my yard I have Orange trees, Hong Kong Orchids, Sable Palms, Bouganvilla, wildflowers and camelias. For which i do ZERO yardwork other than cutting the grass;-)hehehe
To me has Florida only two seasons.
1-The hot/rainy season June/July/August when tropical rains come at 3pm daily to cool things off. I love the smell after the rain. This is the time of year I travel.
2-The ideal season Oct-May which to me is almost 8 months of no rain and high 70F(21C) low 50F(10C) weather almost like clockwork. 7+ months of spring.
-Nieghbors wave hi and smile
-life is slow
-days are sunny
-sunsets are stunning(like this one)
A pleasant place to be......
I LOVE my Florida;-)
The front bedroom was perfect for a computer room and library. Though I`m doing it in a style reminiscent of a British cottage, the walls of the rooms are no longer dark hunter green, but a light Caribe pastel like the previous picture .
I designed and installed the computer work station and on the far wall (not in the picture)is a built in bookcase for my collection(over 2,000) travel books, and an armchair. Its a place to look out the window at the palm trees, crepe myrtles, birds, butterflies, my cute lil lizards and just relax.
Behind this bandshell is a great pool to do laps in. I swim almost daily, but not always here;-) IT is possible to swim all year around. It juts out into the lake and seems like you are swimming IN the lake;-)