Frank Saxon House

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Frank Saxon House
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Frank Saxon House is located in Florida
Frank Saxon House
Frank Saxon House is located in the US
Frank Saxon House
Location Brooksville, Florida
Coordinates 28°33′11″N 82°22′51″W / 28.55306°N 82.38083°W / 28.55306; -82.38083Coordinates: 28°33′11″N 82°22′51″W / 28.55306°N 82.38083°W / 28.55306; -82.38083
Built 1870s[2]
Architectural style Frame Vernacular with Queen Anne Revival influence[2]
NRHP Reference # 98001321[1]
Added to NRHP November 5, 1998

The Frank Saxon House is a historic residence in Brooksville, Florida. The home was built by Frank Saxon in 1864 for his bride Tululu Hope, daughter of William Hope, one of the earliest settlers in the county. Mr. Saxon was a Civil War hero who was a member of the Hernando Wild Cats, a unit of the 3rd Regiment of the Confederate Army. After the war, Frank Saxon served as a member of the Florida Legislature representing Hernando County. The home sits on the top of a hill at 200 South Saxon Avenue. On November 5, 1998, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

Frank Sazon House

The Frank Saxon House is one of the earliest examples of Frame Vernacular architecture with Queen Anne Revival influence in Hernando County. The house is in an extreme state of disrepair with windows, doors, and parts of the roof missing.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register of Historical Places - Florida (FL), Hernando County". National Register of Historic Places. Florida's Office of Cultural and Historical Programs. 2007-02-20. 
  2. ^ a b "Hernando County listings". Florida's History Through Its Places. National Park Service. 2007-02-20.