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State Archives of Florida
Bellevue - Home of Princess Murat in Tallahassee, Florida.
N2008- 5, Photographic collection, ca 1962-1974; Box 24a
Princess Catherine Murat, great grandniece of George Washington, was the wife of Prince Achille Murat, the nephew of Napoleon Bonaparte and son of the King of Naples.
Richard Parks operated a portrait studio in Tallahassee from 1962 to 1974. First called Richard Parks-Evon Streetman Photography, the studio was later renamed Richard Parks Photography after Streetman moved to Gainesville about 1965.
"Bellevue" was built in 1831 by Samuel H. Duval, kinsman of Florida's first Territorial Governor, William P. Duval. The property was later purchased from Princess Murat's sister Mrs. Duval. It became the home of Princess Murat after the death of her husband in 1847. The name "Bellevue" was derived from a residence in Brussels where Prince and Princess Murat had spent a very happy period of their lives. The house was moved to the grounds of the TLH Junior Museum in 1967 and later added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.
Chicago Manual of Style
Parks, Richard. Bellevue - Home of Princess Murat in Tallahassee, Florida. 1967. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/46813>, accessed 28 January 2023.
Parks, Richard. Bellevue - Home of Princess Murat in Tallahassee, Florida. 1967. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/46813>
AP Style Photo Citation
(State Archives of Florida/Parks)