Morton Winsberg provides an illustrated catalog listing of more than 800 historically significant buildings and sites around the state. From Fort Clinch to Ted Smallwood's store, Vizcaya to Pensacola's Old Christ Church, DeSoto's 1539 winter camp to the Big Mound City earthworks, he details public and private structures, sites, and districts from all periods of Florida's history.
Organized by county, the book provides a historical context for each site or structure. Winsberg also includes notes on architectural style, designer, materials, and other details. Each entry includes a street address or other locating information, and many entries are enhanced by photographs or illustrations (over 325 in all). An introductory essay on Florida’s settlement history highlights the most active phases of its transformation from a natural wilderness to the fourth most populous state in the Union.
Florida’s History Through Its Places is an essential reference for school and government libraries and an ideal tool for self-guided tours and first-hand exploration of Florida’s rich and varied historical legacy.
Morton D. Winsberg is professor of geography at Florida State University, Tallahassee, and the author of Florida Weather (UPF, 1990).
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Florida Trust for Historic Preservation Award - 1998
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