Louis P. Thursby House

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Louis P. Thursby House
Blue Spring State Park Thursby03.jpg
Louis P. Thursby House is located in Volusia County
Louis P. Thursby House
LocationOrange City, Florida
Coordinates28°56′36″N 81°20′25″W / 28.94333°N 81.34028°W / 28.94333; -81.34028Coordinates: 28°56′36″N 81°20′25″W / 28.94333°N 81.34028°W / 28.94333; -81.34028
NRHP reference #00000468
Added to NRHPMay 11, 2000

The Thursby House located at Blue Springs State Park in Orange City, Florida was constructed in 1872. The house was once a two-story structure built from three kinds of center-cut pine that had been milled in Savannah, Ga., and transported by boat to the site.

Louis P. Thursby and his family settled on the inlet to Blue Springs, on the St. Johns river in 1856. Shortly after his arrival, he constructed one of the first steamboat landings and planted one of the first orange groves on the upper St. Johns River. His first residence was a log cabin that he built.

Thursby's son added a third story and kitchen wing in 1900, which is still standing today.[1]

A Cypress water tank stood near the Northeast corner of the house. The tank has recently been recently removed from its supports.

The Louis P. Thursby House is a historic home in Orange City, Florida, United States. It is located inside Blue Spring State Park. On May 11, 2000, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

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  1. ^ "The Louis Thursby House". Orlando Sentinel. 5 August 1989. Retrieved 12 July 2011.