Homes in Floridatown

The Beebe Family Home: the Bay to the left.


Home of William Berry Norris Family, parents of Mayberry Norris

The Reuben Lewis Home: the Bay just beyond the house.

"The ferry wharf, at Floridatown, which the recent low tides have demonstrated to be inadequate is now being extended by the owner, Mr. R. E. Lewis.

By the end of the present month the big steam ferry boat which is to ply between Floridatown and Ferry Pass, affording a means of communication between Escambia and Santa Rosa counties almost as effective as a bridge, is expected to be completed and in operation. The inauguration of this ferry service will remove one of the obstacles in the way of the proposed branch of the Dixie Highway from Pensacola to Jacksonville."

(from the Press Gazette, 1915)

(Photographs courtesy of The Penton Collection, Anne Penton Pinckard and Joyce Penton Schnoor) 



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