Sign for Munsilna McGundo tabby house on Fort George Island - Jacksonville, Florida

Sign for Munsilna McGundo tabby house on Fort George Island - Jacksonville, Florida


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  • FPS1230

Year

  • 195-

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General Note

  • The sign reads: "Munsilna McGundo House. Named in 1831 by Zephaniah Kingsley in a deed providing for its possession by Munsilna McGundo and her daughter Fatima for the natural lives. Florida Board of Parks."
  • 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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  • 1 photoprint - b&w - 8 x 10 in.

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Sign for Munsilna McGundo tabby house on Fort George Island - Jacksonville, Florida
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Chicago Manual of Style

Sign for Munsilna McGundo tabby house on Fort George Island - Jacksonville, Florida. 195-. Black & white photoprint, 8 x 10 in. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/117414>, accessed 25 May 2016.

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Sign for Munsilna McGundo tabby house on Fort George Island - Jacksonville, Florida. 195-. Black & white photoprint. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 25 May. 2016.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/117414>.

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(State Archives of Florida)