Monday, February 4, 2008

The 1840 House - Marianna, Florida


This beautiful old structure at the intersection of Lafayette (U.S. 90) and Russ Streets in Marianna is one of the oldest surviving buildings in Jackson County.
Now used as a business, the structure was originally one of the two wings of the Ely-Crigler Home, located just around the corner facing Lafayette Street. The home was constructed in around 1840 and originally included the central brick section that survives today as well as large east and west wings. The east wing has since been demolished, but the west wing was moved slightly and turned to face Russ Street during the years after the war.
It is, so far as I know, the only case to be found in Florida of a Civil War home now being located in two places at the same time.

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