The old Gamble mansion - Ellenton, Florida

The old Gamble mansion - Ellenton, Florida

Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/158620
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Title

  • The old Gamble mansion - Ellenton, Florida

Image Number

  • PC0926

Year

  • 19--?

Publication Info

  • Asheville, N.C. : Asheville Post Card Co., [19--?]

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General Note

  • Printed note on back reads: "The Gamble Mansion which was built prior to the Civil War stands in the heart of the little City of Ellenton, surrounded by many interesting landmarks. Mr. Gamble built this colonial mansion on his sugar plantation, then comprising about three thousand acres, furnishing employment to three hundred slaves. This building stands today as one of the oldest and most historic points of interest in the south. It was in one of the upper chambers of the old mansion that [Judah] P. Benjamin, Secretary of the Confederacy found a hiding place from the federal army before making his escape to England."

Physical Description

  • 1 postcard - col. - 9 x 14 cm.

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