House of the Seven Gables (Mayo, Florida)

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House of the Seven Gables
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General information
Architectural style Octagon mode
Town or city Mayo, Florida
Country United States
Coordinates 30°03′14″N 83°10′38″W / 30.053951°N 83.17715°W / 30.053951; -83.17715Coordinates: 30°03′14″N 83°10′38″W / 30.053951°N 83.17715°W / 30.053951; -83.17715
Completed 1880s
Client James Mitchell
Design and construction
Architect James Mitchell
Engineer Mack Koon, builder

The House of the Seven Gables built in the 1880s is an historic octagonal house located on the corner of Clark and Bloxham streets, North West, in Mayo, Florida, USA. After reading The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne, James Mitchell designed this house and had it built by Mack Koon. Seven of the eight sides are gabled, while the eighth side opens into a rear wing. As built, the house had three bedrooms and a parlor in the octagon section and cooking and dining areas in the wing. Dr. Charles Hailey of the University of Florida cites it as an example of the adaptation of "Florida 's small-town vernacular structures, 'minor monuments'", which are worthy of research. [1][2][3]

In 1989, it was listed in A Guide to Florida's Historic Architecture prepared by the Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects and published by the University of Florida Press.[1]

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