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Thursby House, Orange City

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The Thursby House located at Blue Springs State Park in Orange City, Florida was constructed in 1872. The house was once a two-story structure built from three kinds of center-cut pine that had been milled in Savannah, Ga., and transported by boat to the site.Louis P. Thursby and his family settled on the inlet to Blue Springs, on the St. Johns river in 1856. Shortly after his arrival, he constructed one of the first steamboat landings and planted one of the first orange groves on the upper St. Johns River. His first residence was a log cabin that he built.Thursby's son added a third story and kitchen wing in 1900, which is still standing today.A Cypress water tank stood near the Northeast corner of the house. The tank has recently been recently removed from its supports.The Louis P. Thursby House is a historic home in Orange City, Florida, United States. It is located inside Blue Spring State Park. On May 11, 2000, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.References and external links Volusia County listings at National Register of Historic Places
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  • this house was built in early 1800's. amazing how they could live in the heat without A/C. It tells a little about the history and owners. You can only acess the first floor.  more »
  • Thursby House is just down the path & well worth the trek. History abounds inside & outside the house. Pictures galore & antique kitchen utensils. Note the beautiful wooden floors. Relax on one of the...  more »
  • We love visiting the Thursby House located within Blue Spring State Park. It is a wonderful slice of Americana and our local history. The Thursby family settled on the inlet to Blue Springs, on the St...  more »

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