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National Register of Historic Places Program
Weekly Highlight: Halstead and Emily Lindsley House
Lee County, Florida

The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation's historic places worthy of preservation. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America's historic and archeological resources.


This visionary Mediterranean Revival home in Boca Grande, Florida was designed by acclaimed architect F. Burnall Hoffman, Jr., who also designed Vizcaya, now a National Historic Landmark, in Miami, Florida. The architect designed the home for former Harvard classmate, Halstead Lindsley, and his wife Emily.

The two-story Halstead Lindsley House exhibits a wide variety of forms and decorative features, including the use of arches, stucco-covered walls, casement windows, balconies, and other elements – all distinctive characteristics of Mediterranean Revival Style. The home's interior retains historic and impressive workmanship, including original cypress doors, built-in cabinetry and both cypress and brick flooring. Throughout the home's interior and exterior the use of materials, including cypress wood, coral rock, and clay tile, enhances the architectural style and design. The property also includes a historic one-story brick one-car garage and pavilion and a brick garden wall. It is thought to be the most elaborately designed residence in Boca Grande. House and historic garage well-preserved and therefore have great historic integrity.

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