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.
Wesley's lumber partner and father-in-law, Simeon Strickland, had an identical house nearby, of which a portion still stands. Traces of their mill, where lumber for the two houses was cut, may still be seen on the "Eden" grounds.
GIVEN TO THE FLORIDA BOARD OF PARKS AND HISTORIC MEMORIALS
December 1968 by Lois Genevieve Maxon in loving memory of her parents: Harry Russell Maxon 1883-1960Lois Adelheide Gustava Margarethe von Purucker Maxon 1885-1960
|Placed By||Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials|
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|Date Added||Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 4:26pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16R E 584777 N 3360248|
|Decimal Degrees||30.37120000, -86.11771667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 30° 22.272', W 86° 7.063'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||30° 22' 16.32" N, 86° 7' 3.78" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 69 Camellia Cove, Santa Rosa Beach FL 32459, US|
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