Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Oven Park House
The classic manor style main house in Oven Park features wooden floors, magnolia paneling, antique furniture and artwork. This 6 acre park is located on property which was known as the Camellia Nursery in the 1930's and owned by Breckenridge Gamble and his adopted sons, Ritchie and Bill Rosa. The home was constructed in 1936. After his death, Bill Rosa's widow, Dorothy B. later married Mr. William J. Oven, Jr. After she died, Mr. Oven carried out his wife's wishes and in 1985, the property was donated to the City of Tallahassee and the Tallahassee Friends of Our Parks Foundation, Inc., to be used as a city park.
As I predicted, Tropical Storm Claudette was mainly just a rain event. A few people lost power, but not me, so I was fine. In fact, if I hadn't been watching TV or surfing the internet, I would have thought we were just having our usual summer storms. Hopefully the rest of this hurricane season will be just as uneventful (knock on wood)!