Tabby house on Fort George Island - Jacksonville, Florida

Tabby house on Fort George Island - Jacksonville, Florida

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Title

  • Tabby house on Fort George Island - Jacksonville, Florida

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  • FPS1228

Year

  • 195-

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General Note

  • The sign reads: "'Tabby House. A Mrs. A_____ and family at the South end of the Islands,' wrote John McQueen Jr. in 1798. Kingsley gave Masilna McGundo and her daughter a life tenancy in this house."
  • 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.

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Physical Description

  • 1 photoprint - b&w - 8 x 10 in.

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Tabby house on Fort George Island - Jacksonville, Florida
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