Ephraim M. Baynard House

Ephraim M. Baynard House (HM1R66)

Location: Auburndale, FL 33823 Polk County
Country: United States of America

N 28° 4.032', W 81° 47.377'

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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.
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HM NumberHM1R66
Year Placed2011
Placed ByCity of Auburndale, Auburndale Community Redevelopment Agency, Auburndale Historic Preservation Commission, Centennial Celebration Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 422409 N 3104898
Decimal Degrees28.06720000, -81.78961667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 28° 4.032', W 81° 47.377'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds28° 4' 1.92" N, 81° 47' 22.62" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)863
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 136 Shelby St, Auburndale FL 33823, US
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