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State Archives of Florida
View showing African American family at the Kingsley Plantation on Fort George Island in Jacksonville, Florida.
Shelf number: 16548.
Note the quarters for former slaves, made of tabby concrete, in the background. 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.
Kingsley Plantation later became a state park from the 1950s until 1989. Tours of the house, furnished with antiques purchased in the 1950s and 1960s, were offered by park staff. In 1989, U.S. Representative Charles Bennett negotiated the creation of the Timucuan Ecological and Historical Preserve, which would include national, state, and city properties and parks. As part of the negotiation, the State of Florida purchased Fort George Island to be used as a state park, but transferred Kingsley Plantation to the National Park Service.
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View showing African American family at the Kingsley Plantation on Fort George Island in Jacksonville, Florida. 1870 (circa). State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/27695>, accessed 4 October 2022.
View showing African American family at the Kingsley Plantation on Fort George Island in Jacksonville, Florida. 1870 (circa). State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/27695>