Fireplace in the kitchen at Kingsley Plantation- Fort George Island, Florida

Fireplace in the kitchen at Kingsley Plantation- Fort George Island, Florida

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  • Fireplace in the kitchen at Kingsley Plantation- Fort George Island, Florida

Image Number

  • FP80422


  • 1980

Date Note

  • Photographed on December 12, 1980.

Series Title

General Note

  • The kitchen building was often called the John "Don Juan" McQueen house, after the person who first built Kingsley Plantation. It was later called the Anna Jai (Anna Kingsley) house, after Kingsley's wife. The main house is partially visible at the far right in the distant background. The building's foundation was made of tabby.
  • Kingsley Plantation was a state park from the 1950s until 1989. Tours of the house, furnished with antiques purchased in the 1950s and 1960s, were offered by park staff. In 1989, U.S. Representative Charles Bennett negotiated the creation of the Timucuan Ecological and Historical Preserve, which would include national, state, and city properties and parks. As part of the negotiation, the State of Florida purchased Fort George Island to be used as a state park, but transferred Kingsley Plantation to the National Park Service.

Photographer/Personal Author

Physical Description

  • 1 photoprint - b&w - 3.5 x 5 in.

Subject Term

Geographic Term

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Shelf Number

  • Shelf number: S1577B17

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