George Wells Potter, Artist and Businessman (1851–1924) Potter arrived in Florida at the age of 18 and by 1888 was Dade County’s first surveyor. He co-founded Lainhart & Potter Building Materials with George Lainhart, the oldest extant company in Palm Beach County. An artist by training, his early drawings of area people and places recorded pioneer life in south Florida. FLOR500, Garden 460
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George Wells Potter, Artist and Businessman

 

George Wells Potter, Artist and Businessman

(1851–1924)

Potter arrived in Florida at the age of 18 and by 1888 was Dade County’s first surveyor.  He co-founded Lainhart & Potter Building Materials with George Lainhart, the oldest extant company in Palm Beach County. An artist by training, his early drawings of area people and places recorded pioneer life in south Florida.

 


 



 

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