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Historic homes in Florida

Florida has a deep history, dating all the way back to almost 5000 years ago. With this deep history comes homes that you can't miss next time you travel around the state. In this article, we will explore some of the oldest homes in Florida and some of the history they hold.


Moving to the Atlantic, Saint Augustine holds some of the most historic buildings in the country. The Gonzalez-Alvarez House dates to the 1700s. It was first owned and built by the Spanish settlers of the time, but later owned by an Englishman. It is a two story building, the second story very obviously built in a different style and time period, with wood on the top and the bottom built of coquina. Today this house is a museum that you can visit yourself!

Moving northwards, Jacksonville holds the oldest plantation house still standing in Florida, dating to the 1790s. The home is very large, but kept its Spanish Colonial style. The home holds lots of history, so we recommend you visit it.



Of course you cannot forget the Tampa Bay area, where the oldest home, built in the 1800s, was relocated by AJS Construction.


We hope you found this information on some of the oldest homes in Florida interesting! At AJS, we are committed to serving the Gulf Coast and beyond in moving, building, and leveling and we are here to help you and your properties. For lifting, construction, or moving, give us a call today to schedule a free consultation!

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