Maj. James B. Bailey House

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Maj. James B. Bailey House
Gainesville Bailey House01.jpg
Maj. James B. Bailey House is located in Florida
Maj. James B. Bailey House
Maj. James B. Bailey House is located in the United States
Maj. James B. Bailey House
Location1121 N.W. 6th St., Gainesville, Florida
Coordinates29°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
Arealess than one acre
NRHP reference No.72000301[1]
Added to NRHPDecember 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]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. November 2, 2013.
  2. ^ Diane D. Greer (January 10, 1972). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Maj. James B. Bailey House / Rest Haven". National Park Service. Retrieved April 12, 2018. With accompanying photo from 1971
  3. ^ Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) No. FL-121, "James B. Bailey House, 1121 Northwest Sixth Street, Gainesville, Alachua County, FL", 12 measured drawings, 4 data pages, supplemental material

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