Florida's History Through Its Places
Green Cove Springs GREEN COVE SPRINGS HISTORIC DISTRICT 1869-1938. 113 buildings, 85 of historical interest. Frame and Masonry Vernacular the most common architectural style, with some Revival residences. The business district of a major port on the St. Johns River during the steamboat period. A number of buildings reflect the relative prosperity of the town during the period. Public and Private. N.R. 1991.
Middleburg GEORGE RANDOLPH FRISBEE JR. HOUSE 2125 Palmetto St. 1889. Frame Vernacular. 2 stories. Steep-pitched side gabled roof. 2-story hip-roof porch. Built at the height of Middleburg's development when the town had many more residents than today. Frisbee ran a grocery store. Private. N.R. 1990.
Middleburg METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH AT BLACK CREEK 3925 Main St. 1847. Frame Vernacular. Charles F. Barthlow, architect. 1 story. 3-part bell tower dominates the main facade. Built during town's first significant period of expansion. One of only 2 surviving antebellum buildings in community. Built by slaves. Private. N.R. 1990.
Middleburg MIDDLEBURG HISTORIC DISTRICT 1835-1912. 9 buildings, 6 of historical interest. Frame Vernacular, with Victorian and Italianate elements. Middleburg was a town of much greater relative importance in the area during the 19th century than today. Oldest house is the Clark-Chalker House on 3891 Main St. (c. 1835). N.R. 1990.
Green Cove Springs ST. MARY'S CHURCH St. Johns Ave. 1878. Carpenter Gothic. Lewis, Lawrence and Adams, architects. 1 story, frame, board-and-batten siding, square steeple with octagonal spire. One of the best examples of Carpenter Gothic style in Florida. The church was heavily supported by winter residents of the community. Private. N.R. 1978.
Vicinity of Green Cove Springs PRINCESS MOUND Fleming Island. 800 b.c.-a.d. 1300. St. Johns period. Aboriginal sand mound on upland hammock. Hematite nodules, lithics and ceramics found in a mound measuring 33 feet by 17 feet with a maximum height of 5 feet. Function was probably ceremonial. Private. N.R. 1990.