Historic Markers Across Florida



Brown House



Marker ID:  
Location: 1300 N Fort Christmas Rd, Christmas, FL
County: Orange
Coordinates: N 28° 33.723    W 081° 1.322
  28.56205    -81.02203333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

Brown House
Circa 1900


Ephriam Legrand Brown built this house in 1900. Mr. Brown was born in Americus, Georgia in 1859 and came to Florida at the age of sixteen. He worked as a surveyor. In 1882 he married Julia Roberts of the Roberts Plantation on Lake Mills. He purchased a 40-acre parcel of land where he built a log home and planted an orange grove. When the log home was destroyed by fire, the family lived in the barn while a new home was built. He used the charred, but sound timbers from the log home for the floor joints in the building. Citrus trees planted by Mr. Brown bore fruit until the freeze of 1985. In that year the Brown family was recognized by the Florida Department of Agriculture as a pioneer farm family under the One Hundred Year Farm Family Program.


Fort Christmas Historical Park.