Aerial view of Killearn Gardens State Park - Tallahassee, Florida

Aerial view of Killearn Gardens State Park - Tallahassee, Florida


Image Number

  • c032826

Year

  • 1960

Date Note

  • Photographed in May 1960.

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.

Rights

Photographer/Personal Author

Physical Description

  • 1 photoprint - b&w - 4 x 5 in.

Subject Term

Geographic Term

Subject Corporate

Shelf Number

  • Shelf number: 44107.

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Chicago Manual of Style

Holland, Karl E., 1919-1993. Aerial view of Killearn Gardens State Park - Tallahassee, Florida. 1960. Black & white photoprint, 4 x 5 in. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/57755>, accessed 21 February 2019.

MLA

Holland, Karl E., 1919-1993. Aerial view of Killearn Gardens State Park - Tallahassee, Florida. 1960. Black & white photoprint. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 21 Feb. 2019.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/57755>.

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(State Archives of Florida/Holland)