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Creation Date

9-7-2009

Building Name

W A Steed residence

Historic District

Stetson University Campus Historic District

Description

Stetson's Presidents House, Deland, FL. This stately two-and-a-half-story home adjoining the campus was purchased by Stetson University in 1948 for use as the president's home.
A good example of Neoclassical style, it has a symmetrical façade, hip roof of tile pierced by hip dormers, and corbelled brick chimneys. Its full-height entrance porch with classical Ionic columns and pilasters features a second story balcony with French doors.
Five Stetson University presidents have lived there, from Dr. J. Ollie Edmunds to Dr. H. Douglas Lee. Warm and welcoming, the home and its gardens are often used for university entertaining and represent the face of Stetson to many. The president's home is often featured in Area Tours of Homes.
Contributing Building - Stetson University Campus Historic District - National Register of Historic Places
NRIS #91000244 . It was built in ca 1910. Originally it was the W A Steed residence.

Latitude, Longitude

29.03395, -81.303543

Keywords

Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida --Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; College campuses; College buildings; Historic buildings; Presidents House; Stetson University; Residence-- president; Neoclassical style; Deland, Fl.

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