Local call number: PR20839
Title: Knott House Museum at 301 East Park Avenue: Tallahassee, Florida
Biography note: Built between 1839-1842 for Katherine Gamble, bride of Thomas Holmes Hagner, U.S. minister to the court of King George of England. The east end of the block was taken up with formal gardens that were said to be the site of the first Japonica tree in Florida (brought from England to Mrs. Hagner’s home in Virginia). Dr. George W. Betton bought the property in 1880 and altered it in 1885. Later it was the home of the Carters, Shacklefords and Knotts who altered the front in 1928. The Knotts gave the home to the Department of State, which now operates a museum on the site.
Physical descrip: 1 digital image – col.
Photographer: Beatrice M. Queral
Series Title: Print Collections
Repository: State Library and Archives of Florida, 500 S. Bronough St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250 USA. Contact: 850.245.6700. Archives@dos.state.fl.us
Persistent URL: www.floridamemory.com/items/show/14332
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