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"The Florence Ranch Homestead " Mesquite Things to Do Tip by keeweechic

Mesquite Things to Do: 26 reviews and 45 photos


The Florence Ranch Homestead is a recorded Texas Historic Landmark. David and Julia Savannah Florence built the first portion of this ranch house in 1871-72. It is a simple frame structure with an elaborate wood trim which decorates the gallery. The house was enlarged by the 1890’s, when the Florence Homestead at that time covered 730 acres. After Florence retired in 1908, his son Emet and Emet’s wife perle continued to run the ranch, known as Meadow View Farm. The homestead was donated to the cit in 1987.

The homestead has some very original pieces in it including an old piano which was the first piano in Mesquite and was brought to the city by horse and cart. In the kitchen there was a covered inground well for lowering the bucket down into for fresh water.

Address: 1424 Barnes Bridge Road, Mesquite

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 15, 2003
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