Upham Cottage

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The 1892 12-room Victorian cottage was originally built as Colonel John Upham’s winter home. It changed to apartment buildings some time in its past, but was restored to a private residence in the 1970s. It is not open to the public. It is said to be haunted by a pretty young woman named Claire who likes to play harpsichord music. Legend has it that her sea captain husband kept Claire imprisoned in the attic while he was away, and during one of his trips, she died there.

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Geographic Information

268 St. George St.
St. Augustine, FL
United States

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29.888573, -81.31183899999996
St. Johns County, Florida
Nearest Towns:
Saint Augustine, FL (0.5 mi.)
Saint Augustine South, FL (3.2 mi.)
Villano Beach, FL (3.5 mi.)
Saint Augustine Beach, FL (3.8 mi.)
Saint Augustine Shores, FL (5.4 mi.)
Butler Beach, FL (6.8 mi.)
Crescent Beach, FL (9.0 mi.)
Marineland, FL (16.3 mi.)
Hastings, FL (16.7 mi.)
Palm Valley, FL (20.5 mi.)


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