Florida's History Through Its Places
Okeechobee FREEDMAN-RAULERSON HOUSE 600 S. Parrot Avenue. 1925. Concrete block construction. Two stories. The two story portion of the building was constructed in 1925 and in 1926, a single-story, Mission style addition was made to the southeast corner of the original building. The home is associated with a number of individuals significant in the history of Okeechobee including Abraham Freedman, an early merchant in the community, Peter Tomasello, a state representative from Okeechobee County and Hiram H. Raulerson, Mayor of Okeechobee and member of the Okeechobee County Commission. Private. NR 1985.
Okeechobee County OKEECHOBEE BATTLEFIELD 4 miles southeast of Okeechobee on U.S. 441. On Christmas Day of 1837, the Okeechobee Battlefield was the site of one of the most decisive battles of the Second Seminole War. American Regular Army Infantry and Missouri Volunteers, under the command of Zachary Taylor encountered the largest concentration of Seminole and Miccosukee warriors assembled during the Second Seminole War at a site on the northern shore of Lake Okeechobee. The battle, lasting less than three hours, resulted in American casualties of 26 killed and 112 wounded, and Taylor estimated the Indian losses to have been equally heavy. Private. NR 1966.