When most people think about Jacksonville, they do not think about the historical aspects of the city, including the historically significant houses in Jacksonville built in the 19th Century.
A house on Palmer Terrace, off Atlantic Boulevard, is one of the historically significant houses in Jacksonville that recently sold for around $700,000. It was built in 1882 by Judge Rhydon Mays Call, a U.S. district court judge. Call’s father was a state senator and Confederate Army general, and his grandfather was a personal aide to Andrew Jackson and a twice territorial governor of Florida.
“It’s really one of the few houses still remaining from that era,” said Wayne Wood, author of “Jacksonville’s Architectural Heritage.” Most of the historically significant homes in Jacksonville were winter homes for wealthy northerners, but Call’s home was his residence.
Buying one of the historically significant houses in Jacksonville can be very rewarding, but the buyer must be careful.