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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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  • Sure wish there was more to see from the time period other than just pictures. The kitchen was well stocked with those items. We were only able to see the one floor also. So whoever said it was haunte...  more »
  • Unless you are a serious history buff, I would suggest you pass on this attraction.I definately would NOT take a ride just to check this out.The structure is empty for the most part with the exception...  more »
  • This was a port back in the day with an interesting story to tell about hardships, steamers serving the area, trains putting the steamers out of business etc.  more »

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