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A.K. Allison House (1843)

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   In its original state, this house was the home of General A.K. Allison, a soldier and lawyer. In 1842, he was one of the group who prepared a resolution requesting statehood for Florida. Allison served in the Territorial Legislature, was a representative from Gadsden County (1845-1862), Speaker of the House (1852) and President of the Senate (1864-1868). When Governor Milton committed suicide, Allison became governor just before General Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox on April 9, 1865. Allison traveled to Washington to secure Florida’s status as a state and was imprisoned for “treason”. He was released after sic months and returned to Quincy where he practiced law until his death in 1893.

The original house (current second floor) was built in the classic revival style with a Georgian double parlor floor plan. In 1925, it was significantly altered by raising it on tall brick pilings and enclosing space under the house to create an apartment and office space and incorporated the front porch into the house. It now bears little resemblance to the original house in appearance. Stuart and Eileen Johnson operate the Allison House Inn Bed and Breakfast.

216 North Madison Street
Quincy, FL 32351