Florida's History Through Its Places
Santa Rosa County
Bagdad BAGDAD VILLAGE HISTORIC DISTRICT 1840-1930. 222 buildings, 144 of historical interest. Frame Vernacular, many with both Creole and Gulf Coast elements. Site of one of West Florida's largest lumber mills. Like other mill towns, Bagdad declined when the mill closed. The town has a number of 2-story commercial buildings built from plans purchased from Stearns and Culver of Chicago. Public and Private. N.R. 1987.
Milton MILTON HISTORIC DISTRICT 1840-1930. 162 buildings, 117 or historical interest. Frame Vernacular, Colonial Revival, Bungalow styles predominate. Town was of great importance as a lumber center. Located at the upper navigable limits of the Blackwater River. In its early days 3-masted schooners sailed up the river to pick up cotton and lumber. Public and Private. N.R. 1987.
Milton FLORIDA STATE ROAD NO. 1 E of Milton, parallel to U.S. 90. 1921. 6-mile brick highway completed in 1921. Most presently not in use. The first section of a paved highway that was to run from Jacksonville to the Pacific coast. It was to be named the Old Spanish Trail. Public and Private. N.R. 1991.
Milton MT. PILGRIM AFRICAN BAPTIST CHURCH Corner of Alice and Clara Sts. 1916. Gothic Revival. Wallace A. Rayfield, architect. 1 story. Red brick exterior, windows are Gothic arched. Designer was one of the nation's leading black architects. Constructed by members of the congregation who were primarily descendants of the original members of the church. Private. N.R. 1992.
Milton ST. MARY'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH AND RECTORY 6842 Oak St. 1872+. Gothic Revival (church), Greek Revival (rectory). Church: 1 story, frame, board-and-batten, with gabled roof. Rectory: 1 and a half stories, frame, full-width porch. Church and rectory erected by Dr. Charles E. McDougall, rector of the church as well as a physician. Private-Public. N.R. 1982.
Vicinity of Milton ARCADIA MILL SITE 1 mi. SW of Milton. 1817-1855. One of the earliest industrial complexes in territorial Florida. Composed of a saw mill, a cotton textile mill, a mule-powered railroad, a rock quarry, a bucket factory, and workers' living quarters. The site is expected to yield important information about industrial technology and society in the Antebellum South. Private. 1987.