Visitors view tabby building - Fort George Island, Florida

Visitors view tabby building - Fort George Island, Florida

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  • Visitors view tabby building - Fort George Island, Florida

Image Number

  • PC5870


  • 19--

Publication Info

  • Jacksonville, Fla., : Marsh Post Card Service, 19--.

Series Title

General Note

  • Accompanying note "This view is of the remains of Munsillia House on the plantation of the fabulous slave trader, Zephaniah Kingsley. This huge plantation was maintained for training his 'stock' before marketing. It is now a Florida State Park."
  • Today this structure is called the Thomson Tabby house, for Charles Thomson, who began building it in 1854-5 but never finished it. 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.

Physical Description

  • 1 postcard - col - 4 x 6 in.

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