Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Knott House



Who could resist this young lady standing in front of the Knott House beckoning me to come in for a tour? The Knott House was the home of Luella and William Knott, often referred to as "the poet and the politician". Luella wrote whimsical poems and attached them to her furnishings with satin ribbons to draw attention to her favorite items in her home. The poems are still there. William Knott served as the Florida's State Treasurer during the depression. William Knott died in his house at the age of 101 and Luella died eight days later at the age of 93. Interestingly, William was born during the Civil War when Abraham Lincoln was president and died in 1965 when Lyndon B. Johnson was president. The house is beautifully preserved and I took lots of pictures which I will be showing on my blog in the coming days. You can read more about the history of this house and the Knotts here. Linking up with signs, signs.

19 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

101 years.. Oh wow! He certainly would have witnessed many changes over that many years.. Love the idea of romantic notes tied with ribbons. Really interesting post Lois.

Tanya Breese said...

wow, what long lives they lived!

VP said...

Strange guys, but I guess the house is worth visiting!

Sylvia K said...

What a great, interesting post for the day, Lois!! 101 years!! Amazing!! He certainly did witness a lot of changes over that many years!! Hope your week is going well!! Enjoy!!

Lois Evensen said...

We love places like that!

I look forward to your pictures of the inside of the home. :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh how interesting -- I look forward to seeing more posts about this home. The sign is irresistible!

Linda said...

Adorable sign!

cieldequimper said...

Interesting and yes, very nice invitation!

Do let me know when you come to Versailles. I should be home during all of this summer with the exception of one week but I'll be working in the daytime...

RedPat said...

I love these old historic homes so looking forward to your coming pics!

Jim said...

Interesting sign.

Taken For Granted said...

Wonderful looking sign with a 1930s look. Assume this is Luella? Most inviting.

Barbara Farr said...

Interesting history. I like the sign lady.

William Kendall said...

Quite an age to live to! And it's a bright looking sign!

Jack said...

Lincoln to LBJ . . . quite a life.

Photo Cache said...

cute sign.

frankly my dear

RamblingRound said...

Quite a creative sign. It would sure draw me in! Interesting couple too!

Sue St Clair said...

The sign is adorable! Sounds like a neat place to visit. I love historic sites and homes.

Marleen said...

What an interesting place, and beautiful sign!

VioletSky said...

I love eccentric people - she would have been so interesting to meet!