Mote-Morris House

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Mote-Morris House
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Mote-Morris House is located in Florida
Mote-Morris House
Mote-Morris House is located in the US
Mote-Morris House
Location Leesburg, Florida
Coordinates 28°48′38″N 81°53′2″W / 28.81056°N 81.88389°W / 28.81056; -81.88389Coordinates: 28°48′38″N 81°53′2″W / 28.81056°N 81.88389°W / 28.81056; -81.88389
Area less than one acre
Built 1892
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Other
NRHP reference # 74000647[1]
Added to NRHP December 27, 1974

The Mote-Morris House is a historic house in Leesburg, Florida, United States. It was located at 1021 West Main Street. On December 27, 1974, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places. It was moved to 1195 West Magnolia Street on September 1st, 1990.[2]h

The City of Leesburg owns the house, and opens it for public tours twice a month. It is also available for rent for special occasions. As of February 20th, 2018 the house suffered a devastating fire. The fire marshal ruled it to not be arson, however a witness told police multiple persons were seen inside the structure between two and three a.m. The damage was extensive.

History[edit]

Mote-Morris was built in 1892 by Leesburg's eight-term Mayor, Edward H. Mote, at a cost of $9,000. The house is two-story with a one four story turret. The Mote family sold the house, in 1908 to Bishop Henry Clay Morrison and, in 1918, it came into the possession of the Morris family, which reside there for the next 70 years.[2]

Relocation[edit]

On 1 September 1990 the house was relocated to Magnolia Street, having previously stood on Main Street.[2]

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