FLOR500, Garden 261 James B. Bailey, Plantation Owner, Public Official (1820–1864) James P. Bailey, a cotton plantation owner and former County Treasurer, sold over sixty acres of his land to be used for the new city of Gainesville. His own house, begun in 1848 and completed in 1854 by slave labor, was built of lumber cut from Bailey's land and dressed in a sawmill on Hogtown Creek. As the oldest remaining house in Gainesville, this frame vernacular residence reflects the characteristics typical of mid-nineteenth century plantation buildings.
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GARDEN 261

James B. Bailey, Plantation Owner, Public Official 

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James B. Bailey, Plantation Owner, Public Official 

(1820–1864)

James P. Bailey, a cotton plantation owner and former County Treasurer, sold over sixty acres of his land to be used for the new city of Gainesville. His own house, begun in 1848 and completed in 1854 by slave labor, was built of lumber cut from Bailey's land and dressed in a sawmill on Hogtown Creek. As the oldest remaining house in Gainesville, this frame vernacular residence reflects the characteristics typical of mid-nineteenth century plantation buildings. 





 




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