Maj. James B. Bailey House

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Maj. James B. Bailey House
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Maj. James B. Bailey House is located in Florida
Maj. James B. Bailey House
Maj. James B. Bailey House is located in the US
Maj. James B. Bailey House
Location 1121 N.W. 6th St., Gainesville, Florida
Coordinates 29°39′47″N 82°19′52″W / 29.66306°N 82.33111°W / 29.66306; -82.33111Coordinates: 29°39′47″N 82°19′52″W / 29.66306°N 82.33111°W / 29.66306; -82.33111
Area less than one acre
Built 1854
NRHP reference # 72000301[1]
Added to NRHP December 5, 1972

The Maj. James B. Bailey House (also known as Rest Haven) is a historic home in Gainesville, Florida, United States. It is located at 1121 Northwest 6th Street. In 1972, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.[1]

It was built by Major James B. Bailey, early settler in the area, starting perhaps around 1848. Bailey, who owned a large area of land within Gainesville, seems likely to have been a force for the move of Alachua County's seat from Newnansville to Gainesville. The homestead house "remains today as an excellent example of early plantation architecture and the home of one of Gainesville's most important pioneers."[2]

The house was documented by the Historic American Buildings Survey.[3]

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