Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Spriggs-McNeill House

 
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Jerome McNeill, a professor of science at Florida State College for Women (now Florida State University) had this home built for his family in 1903. It was later remodeled by Kent Spriggs, former mayor of Tallahassee, to use for his office. During last year's election, the house was used as the Obama Student Headquarters. This old house is located on College Avenue between the main gate of FSU and downtown and is currently for sale.

13 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

I bet this garden should be beautiful in spring, with many flowers!I hope someone can take care about it!
Beautiful house!
Léia

Darla said...

I hate it when these old homes go on the market! What do you think about Silver Slipper? That's a shame, been in the area for 71 years and at it's current location for 30!! I was born here, were you?

Clytie said...

I hope whoever purchases it appreciates the beauty and heritage it brings. I would love to have seen it in it's full glory.

Lois said...

No, I was born in Jacksonville, but have lived here for 38 years. I can't believe the Slipper is gone. I know Jimmy Kalfas, but haven't seen him for a few years. It's so sad.

hadv said...

That's a very well-preserved old house. Can't say about ours here.

Tricia said...

WoW! 1903? It looks like a really nice house - Has another family still not bought it, though? It should have a family in it w/ kids running around - not politics! hehehehe

Steffe said...

1903 that's a few years ago. I hope someone buys it soon. I live in a house that was build my my great grandparents back in 1908.

MaCoBra said...

America has such beautiful country houses! This is one of them..

Jacob said...

I have great affection for these old houses, and I'm glad that this one has been kept in use.

Hopefully, someone will buy it and do whatever it takes to "restore" it and not tear it down.

Tamera said...

Isn't it pretty! I would love to live in a house like this. A charming home like this deserves a charming owner.

Corker2 said...

A very nice looking old Home. Would not mind living in one like this myself.

Lisa Wilson said...

Looks like a lovely place! I bet it is bigger than it looks.

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

It's so charming, at least on the exterior. Looks like it could use a bit of yard upkeep though... sweet porch!

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal