Historic Markers Across Florida



The Baker House



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Location: Centennial Park, 5744 Moog Road, Centennial Park.
County: Pasco
Coordinates: N 28° 12.547    W 082° 43.157
  28.20911666    -82.71928333
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: WMHAR1
 



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Samuel and Elizabeth Pinder Baker built this "Cracker" house in 1882. A sponge hooker of mariner lineage who owned land at Baillie's Bluff, he gave it a nautical touch as well as the traditional "Dog Trot" hall through the center. Vertical wall planks are joined like shipbuilders fasten together wooden hulls. Restored for use as a museum, the Baker House is the "Crown Jewel" of Pasco County's Centennial Park.

The Pasco Board of County Commissioners and The Pasco County Historical Preservation Committee