The Lesesne House

The Lesesne House (HM13OD)

Location: Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 Nassau County
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N 30° 40.267', W 81° 27.692'

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This Classical Revival style residence, built by Dr. John F. Lesesne circa 1860, is one of the oldest homes in Fernandina Beach. Lesesene left Fernandina during the Civil War and did not return. In 1868 the house became the property of the family of Judge John Friend, who had been appointed district tax commissioner after the war by President Andrew Johnson. Friend was a lawyer and served as a county commissioner and judge. At the time of his death in 1878 he was state senator-elect from Nassau County. The descendants of the Friend family still occupy the home. This double galleried home, constructed of hand-hewn lumber fastened with wooden pegs, is one of the major points of interest in the Fernandina Beach Historic District which was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.
Florida Hertigage Site
HM NumberHM13OD
Marker NumberF-376
Year Placed1997
Placed ByThe General Duncan Lamont Clinch Historical Society of Amelia Island and Angel Starke Davis, Ernest and Marie Davis Chaplin Family, Davis and Dee Chaplin, Saxby Caroline Sperau and Florida Department of State
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Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 3:30am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 455788 N 3393245
Decimal Degrees30.67111667, -81.46153333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 40.267', W 81° 27.692'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 40' 16.02" N, 81° 27' 41.52" W
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Area Code(s)904
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 415 Centre St, Fernandina Beach FL 32034, US
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