Monday, September 22, 2014

The Grove


The Call-Collins House stands right next door to the Florida Governor's Mansion on a piece of property known as The Grove. Built in the early 1830's by Richard Keith Call, who had been appointed as territorial governor of Florida in 1836 by President Andrew Jackson, the house has a long and rich history in Tallahassee. It even served as a temporary Governor's Mansion for a few years while LeRoy Collins was Governor of Florida in the 1950's because the old Governor's Mansion was in such disrepair that it had to be torn down and rebuilt. LeRoy Collins was married to Call's great granddaughter, Mary Call. A complete restoration and historic rehabilitation of this beautiful antebellum property by the Florida Department of State is currently in the final stages and you can read more about its fascinating history here.

18 comments:

biebkriebels said...

Impressing building and beautiful restored to its old beauty.

Cezar and Léia said...

A very elegant and classic architecture! Wonderful image!
Léia

PerthDailyPhoto said...

A pair of splendid buildings here Lois, but I know what you mean about electing governors or any politicians.. it's a bit bad when we have to make our choice on the lesser of the two evils though :)

TexWisGirl said...

quite grand!

EG CameraGirl said...

Handsome building. It's great that it's being restored.

Sharon Anck said...

Wow, what a gorgeous home! When I was a kid, I'd see houses like this and try to imagine what it would be like to live there.

Sylvia K said...

Such a beautiful example of Southern architecture and fascinating history indeed! Great way to begin my day, Lois!! Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a good new week. Holding good thoughts!

William Kendall said...

What a beautiful building!

Birdman said...

Thanks for linking that little bit of history too.

Halcyon said...

I just love these antebellum houses. They just don't build them like that anymore!

VP said...

Beautiful architecture, perfectly preserved!

Annie Bear said...

This should be a Florida postcard! This a great picture and composition of the Governor's mansion. You should be proud!

Glennis said...

You have some impressive buildings in your area.
I am so pleased to have 100 followers it has taken a while!
Your welcome.

Cranberry Morning said...

I love to hear about restoration and rehabilitation of gorgeous old structures like that!

Sallie Rainville said...

I'm glad they are restoring this beautiful piece of history!

Jack said...

Your photograph of this stately mansion is excellent, Lois.

Your comment today about Warm Springs and the impact of polio on your family was an eye-opener that moved the issue from one of history in my mind to a real one affecting a real person I know (at least in the blogosphere). Thank you for sharing it with me. I hope your extended family was a support for you during that time.

Karl Demetz said...

A gorgeous building!

José Mendonça said...

These beautiful frontal façades will always make me think of the "North and South" TV series.