Kitchen house at Kingsley Plantation State Historic Site - Fort George Island, Florida

Kitchen house at Kingsley Plantation State Historic Site - Fort George Island, Florida

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  • Kitchen house at Kingsley Plantation State Historic Site - Fort George Island, Florida

Image Number

  • PR14330


  • 1982

Date Note

  • Photographed in July 1982.

Series Title

General Note

  • 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 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.
  • Tabby is a concrete-like substance made from sand, oyster shells, and lime, a technology transplanted from Africa. The use of tabby was prevalent in Florida and coastal Georgia in the 1700s and early 1800s.


  • Mary Lou Norwood Gift.

Photographer/Personal Author

Physical Description

  • 1 slide - col. - 1 x 1 in.

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