Wednesday, March 12, 2008

The Willis House - Greenwood, Florida

The Willis House in Greenwood is another of the community's beautiful old historic homes.
Often mistaken for an antebellum mansion, the home actually dates from well after the Civil War. Even so, its setting amidst a grove of beautiful old oaks gives it a distinctly Southern feel and appearance.
The house faces Fort Road (Highway 69) on the east side of town. It remains a private home today, just as it has been throughout its century or so of history.

1 comment:

Anne Willis Hudson said...

Many wonderful family times were shared here with my family as I was growing up with my great grandmother, Lizzie Willis. My grandfather rode his horse from medical school in Louisville KY to Greenwood to set up his medical practice, and built this, using as a hospital on occasion while they lived there and raised their children, one of which was my grandfather. Dr Willis was from Colleton County, SC , below Charleston, SC before going to KY for med school.

Anne Willis Hudson