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First Methodist circuit rider built ante-bellum home

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Title:
First Methodist circuit rider built ante-bellum home
Physical Description:
1 online resource (2 p.) : ill. ;
Language:
English
Creator:
Dunn, Hampton
Publication Date:

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Greek revival (Architecture) -- Florida -- Monticello   ( lcsh )
Historic buildings -- Florida -- Monticello   ( lcsh )
Mansions -- Florida -- Monticello   ( lcsh )
Description and travel -- Monticello (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre:
non-fiction   ( marcgt )

Notes

Abstract:
Typescript of Photouring Florida column that describes the Wirick-Simmons mansion in Monticello, Florida.
Statement of Responsibility:
by Hampton Dunn.
General Note:
Title from caption on PDF of p.1 (viewed July 8, 2010).
General Note:
At head of title: Photouring Florida.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of South Florida Library
Holding Location:
University of South Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
aleph - 002220689
oclc - 646276248
usfldc doi - D33-0016
usfldc handle - d33.16
System ID:
SFS0000397:00001


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-b17FIRST METHODIST CIRCUIT RIDER BUILT ANTE-BELLUM HOME MONTICELLO --A classic ante-bellum home, the oldest dwelling in this historic community, today serves as headquarters for the Jefferson County Historical Society, as a museum and an attraction for persons interested in historical sites. It is the Wirick-Simmons mansion at Jefferson and Pearl streets, sitting right on U.S. 19 and a stone's throw from U.S. 90. In its day, this sturdy two-story structure was the center of religious and social life in pioneer Monticello. Erected in 1831 by the Rev. Adam Wirick, its Greek Revival Architecture is in the best tradition of ante-bellum homebuilding. The Rev. Mr. Wirick was Florida's first Methodist Circuit Rider. A history of the county describes the pioneer preacher as a man "of powerful physique and wonderful qualities of mind." The account continued, "His eloquence in preaching, his entertaining conversation and the unfailing hospitality of himself and his wife, Adeline C. Wirick, were ever subjects of conversation among older residents of the town." Later the Rev. Mr. Wirick moved to a plantation at Lloyd and at the time of his death, in 1863 at the age of 96, was living in Palatka. The home was sold to Dr. J. Lawrence Simkins and later another owner, then to Thomas Simmons and his descendants. The Historical Society raised $20,000 to pay off the mortgage and is continuing its efforts to restore the elegant old home. An Albany, Ga., man who is an authority on architecture of the Old South, is supervising the restoration without a fee.

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