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Property Name SINGLETON MICAJAH T. HOUSE
Reference Number 13000578
State Florida
County De Soto
Town Arcadia
Street Address 711 W. Hickory Street
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 8/6/2013
Link to full file https://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/pdfs/13000578.pdf
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The Micajah T. Singleton House is significant at the local level under Criterion C in the area of Architecture. It is a distinctive example of a two-story Frame Vernacular residence built in the late 19th century that was later expanded to the rear. It is one of the few remaining examples of a large pioneer home constructed in Arcadia and DeSoto County before the beginning ofthe 20th century. The house exhibits some features of Craftsman style construction in alterations to the two-story veranda and carport which were probably made in the 1920s. The house largely retains its c. 1891 appearance. Windows, doorways, wall finishes, and hardware are mostly original. The house exhibits many features of late 19th century construction in Florida through its use of materials, massing, and simple decorative details. Except for the enclosure of the formerly open porch at the rear of the house to create additional living and utility spaces, the house largely retains its c. 1891 appearance.

 

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