Saturday, January 19, 2008

The Davis-West House - Marianna, Florida

This beautiful old home, one of my favorites in Marianna, is the Davis-West House. Constructed well before the Civil War, the home for over 100 years was owned by Dr. Theophilus West and his son, C. Slade West. It is now in the hands of a local historic preservation group and is open for tours by appointment.
Dr. West was a surgeon from Florida during the Civil War. He served in the Army of Northern Virginia and was among the soldiers surrendered by General Robert E. Lee at Appomatox Courthouse, Virginia.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the house is one of a number of 19th century structures still standing in Marianna.

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