This house was built by Captain W. Pierce (later to become a director of Orlando’s “National Bank”) in 1873. It was first constructed in Boston, then shipped to Florida and reassembled. Originally it was located on Boston Ave in Altamonte Springs, but it was moved to its current location in Longwood in 1973 after being saved from demolition by the Central Florida Society for Historical Preservation. It is now open to the public.
The name comes from its unusual construction – the house was built in shiplap fashion, with exposed-stud framing on the outside.
Staff in the gift shop have agreed for years now that both Captain Pierce and his beloved cat, Brutus, haunt the home. Intense cold spots form when no air conditioning is on, and voices and footsteps are frequently heard.
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- 141 W Church Ave
Longwood, Florida 32750
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- 28.7010333, -81.34731870000002
- Seminole County, Florida
- Nearest Towns:
- Longwood, FL (0.6 mi.)
Casselberry, FL (2.0 mi.)
Winter Springs, FL (2.4 mi.)
Altamonte Springs, FL (3.0 mi.)
Fern Park, FL (3.6 mi.)
Lake Mary, FL (4.4 mi.)
Heathrow, FL (4.6 mi.)
Wekiwa Springs, FL (4.7 mi.)
Maitland, FL (5.2 mi.)
Forest City, FL (6.3 mi.)
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