Museums in Tallahassee, Florida: Florida State Capitol, Mission San Luis de Apalachee, Florida Governors Mansion, Goodwood Plantation Books LLC

ISBN: 9781155231280

Published: May 2nd 2010

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48 pages


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Museums in Tallahassee, Florida: Florida State Capitol, Mission San Luis de Apalachee, Florida Governors Mansion, Goodwood Plantation  by  Books LLC

Museums in Tallahassee, Florida: Florida State Capitol, Mission San Luis de Apalachee, Florida Governors Mansion, Goodwood Plantation by Books LLC
May 2nd 2010 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 48 pages | ISBN: 9781155231280 | 4.28 Mb

Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Florida State Capitol, Mission San Luis de Apalachee, FloridaMorePurchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Florida State Capitol, Mission San Luis de Apalachee, Florida Governors Mansion, Goodwood Plantation, Alfred B.

Maclay Gardens State Park, Union Bank (Tallahassee, Florida), Tallahassee Museum, Bellevue Plantation, Carnegie Library at Famu, the Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science. Excerpt: Alfred B Maclay Gardens State Park The Alfred B. Maclay State Gardens is a 1,176-acre (4.76 km ) Florida State Park, botanical garden and historic site, located in Tallahassee, in northwestern Florida . The address is 3540 Thomasville Road.

The gardens are also a U.S. historic district known as the Killearn Plantation Archeological and Historic District . It received that designation on August 16, 2002. According to the National Register of Historic Places, it contains 18 historic buildings, 4 structures and 4 objects. History The gardens began in 1923 when Alfred Barmore Maclay (1871-1944) and his wife, Louise Fleischman, bought the site. Maclay named his gardens Killearn, after the birth place of his great-grandfather in Scotland, and developed them continuously until his death.

His wife continued their development, opened them to the public in 1946, and in 1953 donated some 307 acres (1.24 km ) of their estate, including the gardens, to the Florida Board of Park Service. In 1965 the gardens were renamed in Maclays honor. Biology Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park with Lake Hall in background, September 2007. The backbone of the garden plantings are azaleas and camellias . Trees include bald cypress, black gum, cyrilla, dogwood, hickory, holly, Japanese maple, oak, plum, redbud, sweetgum, and Torreya taxifolia . Other plantings include ardisia, aucuba, coontie, Chapmans rhododendron, gardenia, ginger, jasmine, Oriental magnolia, mountain laurel, nandina, palme...



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