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“Ollie” at Maclay Gardens State Park: Tallahassee, Florida

Local call number: COM00727

Corporate Author: Florida. Division of Tourism.

Title: "Ollie" at Maclay Gardens State Park : Tallahassee, Florida.

Date: 19–.

Physical descrip: 1 slide : col.

Series Title: (Department of Commerce collection.)

General Note: Killearn Gardens (later Maclay Gardens) were planted and designed by Alfred Barmore Maclay starting in 1923. Maclay featured camellias as the "backbone" of the gardens design, but also included hundreds of other flowers. The name "Killearn" came from a village in Scotland where Mr. Maclay’s great-grandfather, the Reverend Archibald Maclay was born. Maclay died in 1944, and two years later his wife made the gardens public. In April 1953, Mrs. Alfred B. Maclay and children gave the 307-acres Killearn Gardens (including the Mackay house) to the Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials as a memorial to Alfred Barmore Maclay.

The Maclay House and most of the associated buildings were constructed circa 1906 to 1909, when the land was used as a hunting plantation. In 1965, the park was renamed Maclay Gardens. The park was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000. In 2002, it was also listed as the Killearn Plantation Archeological and Historic District.
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/91581

Posted by State Library and Archives of Florida on 2009-02-02 17:05:18

Tagged: , commerce , Florida , State Library and Archives of Florida , Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park , costume , gardens , parks , Tallahassee , Leon County

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