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c. 1886 French Creole
The Henry Davis House
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|Heated Sq. Ft.||2,207|
|Unheated Sq. Ft.||800|
- 1st Floor Bath
- 1st Floor Bedroom
- Crawl Space
- Dining room
- Entry Hall
- Fresh paint
- Restored exterior
- Original wood windows
- Tin Roof
- Central air
- City sewer
- City water supply
- Water Heater - Electric
- Claw-foot Tub(s)
- Upstairs and downstairs porches. 4 fireplaces.
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Florida 1886 FRENCH CREOLE PLANTATION HOMEThis home is a lovely FRENCH CREOLE PLANTATION STYLE built around 1886 by the Henry Davis Family. It is the oldest home in our small town and is registered with the Florida Division of Historic Resources in the Florida Master File as a historic site.
It has 2 bedrooms upstairs and one downstairs, all three have fireplaces. There is another fireplace in the parlor or living room. There are two porches, one upstairs and one down. The home has its original gingerbread, doors and windows.
Updates began in 2003 and include 2 new central heat/air units, new plumbing, new wiring, new insulation, new water heater and new appliances.
This beautiful home is in the sunny state of Florida, 25 minutes north of Jacksonville in the small town of Hilliard. It is 20-25 minutes from the beach, 10 minutes from the St. Mary's River with canoeing and camping.
Both of the local schools passed the Florida state accountability rating with A's.
This home is located in the Jacksonville Metropolitan area. In the state of Florida, Jacksonville is the most populous city and the 13th most populous city in the U.S. In 2005, the city recorded population was estimated as 782,623.
Jacksonville is situated in the First Coast region of Northeast Florida. The city was named after Andrew Jackson in 1822, the first military governor of the Florida Territory and the seventh President of the United States. The Climate in Jacksonville is humid, with moderate weather during winters and warm weather during summers.
ECONOMY: Jacksonville's emplacement on the St. Johns River and the Atlantic Ocean evidenced providential in the growth of the city and its industry. It is the huge deep-water port in the south and a leading port in the U.S. for automobile imports, as well as the leading transportation and distribution hub in the state. However, the city's economic strength lies in its broad diversification. The areas where Jacksonville's economy is balanced among distribution, financial services, biomedical technology, consumer goods, information services, manufacturing and other industries.
Jacksonville is a busy port of entry with rail, air and highway focal point. Lumber, Phosphate, Paper, Cigar and wood pulp are the chief exports. The city has a major & diverse manufacturing base. As per Forbes.com Jacksonville, Florida has been ranked in the top 10 United States cities to locate to find the job, it is even beating the giants such as New York and Atlanta.
The Jacksonville metropolitan area, which lets in three beach cities and Clay, Baker, NASSAU and St. Johns counties, has a population of more than 1,000,000 residents and covers 841 square miles.
There are three great Interstate Highways running through Jacksonville- I-95, I-295 and I-10. Additionally, I-75 is approximately 60 miles west of downtown Jacksonville and several U.S. Highways- U.S. 1, U.S. 17, U.S. 90 and U.S. 301.
Jacksonville, a metropolitan center for over one million people, is a friendly and a cozy place. A coastal community of neighborhoods, as unique as the people who live here.
City Attractions: Dining is an adventure with a wide variety of cultural cuisines. Highly-rated restaurants includes the West End Catina, St. Johns Seafood & Steaks, Chart House, First Street Grille, The Wine Cellar, Cobblestones at the Creek, Matthew's at San Marco, and the Lemon-grass Restaurant.
There's plenty to do and watch as well. Attractions to discover are Fort Caroline National Memorial, a 16th Century French effort to establish a permanent colony in Florida in 1564, where there is also interpretive center of the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve. Visit Adventure Landing, a riverfront marketplace and amusement complex, the Anheuser-Busch Brewery Tour, Museum of Science and History with interactive exhibits, the Jacksonville Zoological Gardens, Museum of Southern History, the South bank and North bank River-walks, American Lighthouse and Maritime Museum, Karpeles Manuscript Museum, Alltel Stadium, and World Golf Hall of Fame.
Sports enthusiasts can delight the Jacksonville Jaguars football team or Jacksonville Barracudas ice hockey. Outdoor activities include kayaking, sailing, canoeing, hiking, biking, fishing, swimming, surfing, bird watching and camping, or beach-front horseback riding with Kelly Seahorse Ranch.
Scenic and historic parks include the 10 miles of Ponte Verde beaches, Pablo Historic Park, 200-acre Amelia Island State Park, Kingsley Plantation on Fort George Island, Huguenot Memorial Park on Fort George Island, Little Talbot Island State Park on a barrier island, Fort Clinch State Park, Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park, and Fort George Island National Park.
Major eventsinclude: Jacksonville Light Parade, Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair, King-fish Tournament, Scottish Highland Games, and Buckler's Craft Fair.
A lot of major companies base at Jacksonville, so the job market is good, plus it has sports! Dozens of golf courses, rivers to fish and boat, ocean close by- the famous Jazz Festival,and the National Football League, Jacksonville Jaguars, plus AA baseball. Fabulous running river right through the heart of downtown and bridges are everywhere. In February 2005, the city hosted the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots and their fans at Super Bowl.
Archived in May, 2012
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