Close-up view of the Knott House Museum in Tallahassee, Florida.

Close-up view of the Knott House Museum in Tallahassee, Florida.


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  • DG00537

Year

  • 2012

Date Note

  • Photographed on May 4, 2012.

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General Note

  • A sign above the front door announces an upcoming Emancipation Celebration on May 20, 2012.
  • Historical marker at the right reads, "This house was constructed in 1843, probably by George Proctor, a free black builder. Attorney Thomas Hagner and his bride Catherine Gamble became the home's first residents the following year."
  • "Immediately after the Civil War ended, Union Brigadier General Edward M. McCook used the house as his temporary headquarters when he occupied Tallahassee. On May 20, 1865, McCook declared the Emancipation Proclamation to be in effect, thereby announcing freedom for all enslaved persons in the greater Tallahassee region. In 1883, a prominent local physcian, Dr. George Betton, bought the house where he maintained an office."
  • "In 1928, the Knott family acquired the house, added the large columns in front along with other renovations, and lived here until 1985. William Knott served the State of Florida for more than forty years as tax auditor, comptroller, and state treasurer. His wife Luella was a musician, a poet, and an advocate for social causes. Their home bcause known as "The House That Rhymes" because she adorned its Victorian-era furnishings with her poems that blended history and moral lessons with charm and wit."
  • Accompanying note: "Charlie [Knott, son of William and Luella], lived in the home until his death in 1985, when he willed it to the former Historic Tallahassee Preservation Board. In 1997, the home was transferred to the state, which operates it as a museum."

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Close-up view of the Knott House Museum in Tallahassee, Florida.
Close-up view of the Knott House Museum in Tallahassee, Florida.

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Chicago Manual of Style

Ensley, Gerald. Close-up view of the Knott House Museum in Tallahassee, Florida. 2012. Color digital image, . State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/251475>, accessed 15 December 2017.

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Ensley, Gerald. Close-up view of the Knott House Museum in Tallahassee, Florida. 2012. Color digital image. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 15 Dec. 2017.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/251475>.

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(State Archives of Florida/Ensley)