History of a House - Then
Florida State Archives
The plantation house and the kitchen house represent several phases of construction, ownership and use. Originally built in 1798 by enslaved craftsmen during John McQueen's ownership, the plantation house is the oldest planter's residence still standing in Florida.
Each owner of this plantation contributed something of his way of life, management style, and beliefs about society and economy to the plantation, giving the buildings and grounds a unique and historic quality.
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Did You Know?
The word "Caroline" - while feminine in gender - does not refer to a female of that name but rather a geographic area. The word "Caroline" comes from Old French which loosely translated means "the
land belonging to Charles," in this case King Charles IX of France. More...