Comstock-Harris House

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Comstock-Harris House
Winter Park Comstock-Harris House01.jpg
Comstock-Harris House is located in Florida
Comstock-Harris House
LocationWinter Park, Florida
Coordinates28°36′19″N 81°20′8″W / 28.60528°N 81.33556°W / 28.60528; -81.33556Coordinates: 28°36′19″N 81°20′8″W / 28.60528°N 81.33556°W / 28.60528; -81.33556
Built1878
Architectural styleQueen Anne
NRHP reference #83001432[1]
Added to NRHPJanuary 13, 1983

The Comstock-Harris House is a historic home in Winter Park, Florida. It is located at 724 Bonita Drive. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on January 13, 1983.

History[edit]

A small home was built on the site of the present house in 1878. In 1883, the property was purchased by William C. Comstock, a Chicago businessman and reconstructed into its current incarnation, that of a large Queen Anne style estate. the Comstock-Harris House, also known as Eastbank, is the oldest surviving home in Winter Park. It is situated on the east bank of Lake Osceola. Originally a winter cottage, it consists of three floors and three stairways. The main staircase turns in front of a stained glass window. Red bricks make up the foundation of the house as well as the six interior fireplaces. The original color of the house was yellow with dark green trim. Before the grounds were subdivided, they consisted of sixty acres. Camphor trees lined the long drive that led to the house, which is now Bonita Drive. It is now a private residence.

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.

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