Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Brokaw-McDougall House


This antebellum home was built around 1856 by Peres Bonney Brokaw, who ran a successful livery stable downtown and also served in city government, the Florida Legislature, and in the Confederate calvary. His daughter was married to Alexander McDougall and members of these 2 families lived in the house until 1973, when it was sold to the State of Florida. Currently it is managed by the city of Tallahassee and can be rented for events such as weddings. It is open to the public for tours during the week. My favorite part of this house is the cupola on the top which is visible through the trees.

3 comments:

Tanya said...

It's a beautiful home. I love that it stayed with the family for so long and now belongs to the state so everyone can enjoy it :)
Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

elsa said...

I would love to visit this house!

arctic dreamer said...

Are these Brokaw's related to Tom?