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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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  • Only the ground-floor of this fine historic wooden house is open to the public. It takes no time at all to buzz through the rooms with their scanty array of nineteenth-century furniture; a little long...  more »
  • Toured the Thursby House while visiting Blue Springs State Park to see the Manatees. An interesting side light to this trip. Informational.  more »
  • It was just an old house with a few artifacts and some info about life in the olden days. Took me about ten minutes to go through the house. Kind of interesting reading the info in the cases. No furni...  more »