Sunday, January 30, 2011

White House



Here is the front view of the house I showed you in yesterday's post. The White House is located in the Park Avenue Historic District near downtown Tallahassee. It was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1979. Constructed in 1885, the house served as the residence of a number of prominent Tallahassee families. The high ceilings, spacious hallway, and large windows added grandeur and also functioned to dissipate heat. In 1980, the house was restored for use as offices. I had a difficult time getting a clear photograph of this old house because of those big old beautiful trees and the Spanish moss hanging from their branches, but that is part of the charm of Tallahassee and I wouldn't have it any other way!

15 comments:

biebkriebels said...

This is such a lovely house, I could live there.(on the sunshine coast)

Ms. Moon said...

Gorgeous! And yes, that is Tallahassee.

Rob and Mandy said...

Positively charming!

Leif Hagen said...

Looks like a dreamy, older home! I wish you could sneak inside for a few snaps...

Tricia said...

The history in itself in these old homes is interesting enough, but the beauty is toooooo cool! =)
I'd so l♥ve to explore such an old (& HUGE) home!!! =)

Halcyon said...

It's also pretty from this view.

jennyfreckles said...

Looks like something out of a movie - gorgeous.

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Hello Lois,
Thank you for your good wishes my friend. I love this old house. What a joy it must be to work in it. A wonderful place to rear a family with so many hiding places. You did well with the photo, the trees and the house speak of graciousness and I like the shutters.

Jack said...

It is a beautiful place. You wouldn't want to take a photo without the trees and the moss . . . they are a big part of this particular house and its setting.

Jacob said...

Such an incredibly beautiful structure. It is grand and elegant and your photo captured all of that plus the ambiance of north central Florida!

Re your comment on Colorado: I agree. Re your comment on Cedar Key: I've been told that I was the reason for the sign in the first place, but I find that hard to believe, seeing as how I'm such a gentle soul with nary a hooligan hair on my head! ;-)

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Great couple of posts on this impressive house. It is gorgeous.

Darryl and Ruth : )

Hilda said...

Lovely! And I love the tall windows in your post yesterday. I can almost imagine the light inside; should be wonderful!

SRQ said...

I wouldn't have it any other way either! Beautiful. It looks like it should be in Savannah.

Small City Scenes said...

Love the house and the history. MB

Kaori said...

Love the southern feel to this place! :-D