The marker reads: "EDEN -- "Who loves a garden, still his 'Eden' keeps." Amos Bronson Alcott The estate was bought in 1963 by Lois Genevieve Maxon, who planned the gardens which enhance the lovely natural setting and restored the mansion in antebellum style. Built in 1895 by lumberman William Henry Wesley, the house had elaborate Victorian trimming. The restoration fulfills a local legend which claims that the original design was inspired by an antebellum plantation house where the builder was given shelter on his way home from the War Between the States. (See other side)" Florida Top of the sign: Image of the Great Seal of the State of Florida – In God We Trust
30 deg 22' 16.26", 86 deg 7' 3.73"
Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida –Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida – Jacksonville; Historic markers – Florida – Walton County; Point Washington (Fla.); Eden Gardens State Park; Parks – Florida—Walton County; Historic buildings