Strawn Historic Citrus Packing House District 2, DeLeon Springs, Fl. was photographed on Sep. 7, 2009. Theodore Strawn, a native of Illinois, settled in West Volusia County and started an orange packing operation in 1882. The packing house was closed down after a destructive freeze on Christmas 1983.The site, even it its dilapidated condition, is of significant historical importance, as it depicts the early development of the citrus industry in Florida. It has been on The Florida Trust for Historic Preservation's list of Florida's Eleven Most Endangered Historic Sites since 2007.
Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida --Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Farm buildings; Barns; Historic sites; Agricultural; Citrus fruits-Packing-Florida; Volusia County-Florida; DeLeon Springs-Florida