Saturday, January 9, 2010

Weekend Reflections--Lewis House

 
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The B.C. Lewis House is located in the Park Avenue Historic District near downtown Tallahassee and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. It was constructed around 1845 and purchased in 1850 by Benjamin Cheever Lewis, a pharmacist who later founded the forerunner of Lewis State Bank, which was one of Tallahassee’s most important financial institutions for many years. With assistance from a City of Tallahasssee Historic Preservation Grant, the Lewis House was rehabilitated as offices and the corner lot remains as a permanent green space. Kathy over at Emptynester pointed out the reflections in the windows and suggested I make this a Weekend Reflections post, so I am doing just that! To see more beautiful reflections from around the world, please visit Weekend Reflections.

18 comments:

Leif Hagen said...

What a lovely, historic house! I love the front porch! How about coffee and treats there next Friday afternoon?

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I like to see old homes like this preserved. I wonder why there is a parking meter on the near side of the street when it appears that there are no parking meters on the far side of the street. Why would anyone pay to park when they can park for free on the far side. This looks like the type of street where parking should be free.

mbkatc230 said...

I love this house, and am so glad that they restored it and found use for it. And I really like that they kept the lot as green space! Tallahassee is such a beautiful city, some of the older home really are magnificent. Have you considered this for a weekend reflection post - great reflections in those pretty windows. Or do you have something else up your sleeve? Kathy

Steffe said...

Always interesting with local history.

Beth Niquette said...

I love old houses. This one is lovely. I wonder what stories have been lived within?

Lois said...

Dave--it's a narrow one way street and close to the downtown business district. No parking is allowed on the other side of the street because traffic would have trouble squeezing through the cars. I took this picture on a Sunday morning so there was hardly any traffic.
Kathy--that's a great idea. I think I will make it a Weekend Reflections post. I hadn't noticed the reflections until you pointed it out. Thanks!

Sunny said...

What a handsome old house. The reflections in the windows are really pretty.
Sunny :)

Cezar and Léia said...

This house is beautiful, great shot dear Lois!
Léia

Rambling Round said...

Glad this house is still around. Thanks for including some of its history.

Tricia said...

looks like a nice comfy cozy home

awarewriter said...

Neat old house and why not use the reflections in the windows. We find reflections nearly everywhere when we take the time to look.

Darla said...

Very nice Lois. For someone who was born and raised here you sure are teaching me alot!!

Jacob said...

What a great old house and I'm so glad that it has been restored and put on the Register!

Hilda said...

Simply beautiful. And a very interesting history. I'm glad the city preserved it.

James said...

I love interesting houses like this. I glad that you found the reflections. The house almost looks like new.

VP said...

It is always good when a beautiful house like this is preserved.

Bonnie Bonsai said...

There is so much to reflect in the past. The history is as rich as our reflective thought and imagination of what is life many yesterdays before we were born. Great info to go with this nice photo Lois.

Tash said...

It's a beauty. Warms the heart to see something so nice preserved & renovated. Nice wintery reflections on the windows.