Eden (HMRJW)

Location: Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 Walton County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 22.272', W 86° 7.063'

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Side A
"Who loves a garden, still his ?Eden' keeps."
Amos Bronson Alcott

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.

Side B
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.


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

Marker NumberF-172
Year Placed1969
Placed ByFlorida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 4:26pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 584777 N 3360248
Decimal Degrees30.37120000, -86.11771667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 22.272', W 86° 7.063'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 22' 16.32" N, 86° 7' 3.78" W
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Area Code(s)850
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 69 Camellia Cove, Santa Rosa Beach FL 32459, US
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