The Dr. Alvan W. Chapman House Historical

The Dr. Alvan W. Chapman House Historical (HM1WPT)

Location: Apalachicola, FL 32320 Franklin County
Country: United States of America

N 29° 43.553', W 84° 59.211'

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This classical Greek Revival style house served as the residence of Dr. Alvan Wentworth Chapman, physician, scientist, and eminent botanist, whose research and writings on the flora of the south received international recognition. Born in 1809 in Massachusetts, Dr. Chapman came to Florida in 1835, and by 1847 had settled in Apalachicola. He built this house in 1847, and lived here almost continuously until his death in 1899. Active in the community, Dr. Chapman served as county judge, mayor, and collector of customs. Among the many plants named in his honor is the Chapman Rhododendron, so named by noted Harvard professor Asa Fray. Dr. Chapman was also associated with the Smithsonian, furnishing that institution's first specimens of butterfly chrysalises of this locally. His first herbarium is located at the New York Botanical Garden; his second, including his original manuscript, "Flora of the Southern United States," is at the Biltmore Estate near Ashville, North Carolina. Dr. Chapman died here and was buried in nearby Chestnut Cemetery. Dramatically altered during the 20th century, the house underwent a complete restoration, completed in 2012, and now appears as it did during Dr. Chapman's residency.
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HM NumberHM1WPT
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Year Placed2012
Placed ByDr. Helen E.A. Tudor, Walter B. Melvin, A.I.A. and the Florida Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 694715 N 3290108
Decimal Degrees29.72588333, -84.98685000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 43.553', W 84° 59.211'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 43' 33.18" N, 84° 59' 12.66" W
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Area Code(s)850
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 82 6th St, Apalachicola FL 32320, US
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