Ephraim M. Baynard House

Ephraim M. Baynard House (HM1R65)

Location: Auburndale, FL 33823 Polk County
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Country: United States of America
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N 28° 4.075', W 81° 47.33'

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Ephraim M. Baynard, born in South Carolina in 1861, arrived in Auburndale soon after its founding. By 1893, he owned one of the general stores in the community and acreage planted in citrus and tomatoes. As a highly successful grower, Baynard owned and operated the Chase Packing Plant until it was destroyed by fire. He sold his general store in 1902 and became intensely involved in real estate development in the 1920s. Baynard built several commercial buildings and at least two residences in Auburndale. Mr. Baynard's home, located on West Lake Avenue, was built in 1894 by Alfred Chipman Thorpe and is an example of the Folk Victorian architectural style. Another barnyard home was built in 1914 by Thorpe's son, Harry, and later became the Kersey Funeral Home. Ephraim M. Baynard received recognition from the State of Florida as a Great Floridian in the year 2000. The Baynard House is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
HM NumberHM1R65
Year Placed2014
Placed ByCity of Auburndale, Auburndale Historic Preservation Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 422487 N 3104976
Decimal Degrees28.06791667, -81.78883333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 28° 4.075', W 81° 47.33'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds28° 4' 4.5" N, 81° 47' 19.8" W
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Area Code(s)863
Closest Postal AddressAt or near FL-559, Auburndale FL 33823, US
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