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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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  • I mentioned this when I reviewed Blue Springs Park as it is located on the park grounds. It was an interesting place which had original fixtures from the era. There was no tour, you gave yourself a se...  more »
  • This home is on the Blue Springs State Park Grounds. Unfortunately, it is closed so you can only walk around the property and look into the windows. It would require a complete restoration in ordre to...  more »
  • This is a beautiful old home and great example of days gone by. The self-guided tour is interesting, and it's fun to imagine what life was like what back when. And, the price is right. Blue Springs St...  more »