Pencil drawing of the old Koreshan Unity dining hall building with dormitories on display at the Koreshan Unity Historic Site park.

Pencil drawing of the old Koreshan Unity dining hall building with dormitories on display at the Koreshan Unity Historic Site park.


Image Number

  • KOR2162

Year

  • 198-

Series Title

General Note

  • Dr. Cyrus R. Teed's utopian community of 200 followers began relocating from Chicago, Illinois to Florida in 1894. Dr. Teed took the name 'Koresh,' the Hebrew translation for Cyrus, meaning shepherd. The colonists believed that the entire universe existed within a giant, hollow sphere. The Koreshans built and operated a printing facility, boat works, cement works, sawmill, bakery, store and hostelry. After the death of Dr. Teed in 1908 at the age of 69, membership of his religious group began to decline. In 1961, the four remaining members deeded 305 acres of their land to the state of Florida as a park and memorial. The Koreshan Unity Settlement Historic District, a.k.a. Koreshan Unity State Park, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.
  • Built in 1896, the dining hall was torn down in 1949.

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Physical Description

  • 1 photoprint - b&w - 4 x 6 in.

Subject Term

Geographic Term

Subject Corporate

Shelf Number

  • Location: 3M3301.

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Pencil drawing of the old Koreshan Unity dining hall building with dormitories on display at the Koreshan Unity Historic Site park.
Pencil drawing of the old Koreshan Unity dining hall building with dormitories on display at the Koreshan Unity Historic Site park.

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Pencil drawing of the old Koreshan Unity dining hall building with dormitories on display at the Koreshan Unity Historic Site park. 198-. Black & white photoprint, 4 x 6 in. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/258042>, accessed 21 July 2019.

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Pencil drawing of the old Koreshan Unity dining hall building with dormitories on display at the Koreshan Unity Historic Site park. 198-. Black & white photoprint. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 21 Jul. 2019.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/258042>.

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