Governor LeRoy Collins with Mrs. Maclay and her daughter at dedication of Maclay plaque at the Killearn Gardens state park - Tallahassee, Florida

Governor LeRoy Collins with Mrs. Maclay and her daughter at dedication of Maclay plaque at the Killearn Gardens state park - Tallahassee, Florida

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Title

  • Governor LeRoy Collins with Mrs. Maclay and her daughter at dedication of Maclay plaque at the Killearn Gardens state park - Tallahassee, Florida

Image Number

  • c022817

Year

  • 1956

Date Note

  • Photographed in March 1956.

Series Title

General Note

  • Killearn Gardens (later Maclay Gardens in 1970s) were planted and designed by Alfred Barmore Maclay starting in 1923. Maclay featured camellias as the "backbone" of the gardens design, but also included hundreds of other flowers. The name "Killearn" came from a village in Scotland where Mr. Maclay's great-grandfather, the Reverend Archibald Maclay was born. Maclay died in 1944, and two years later his wife made the gardens public. In April 1953, Mrs. Alfred B. Maclay and children gave the 307-acres Killearn Gardens (including the Maclay house) to the Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials as a memorial to Alfred Barmore Maclay. The Maclay House and most of the associated buildings were constructed circa 1906 to 1909, when the land was used as a hunting plantation. In 2002, the park was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Killearn Plantation Archeological and Historic District.
  • Plaque reads, "Dedicated to the memory of Alfred Barmore Maclay of New York who designed, developed and loved Killearn Gardens given by his family to the State of Florida 1953".

Physical Description

  • 1 photoprint - b&w - 4 x 5 in.

Subject Term

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Subject Corporate

Shelf Number

  • Shelf number: 44110.

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