The Clara Barkley Dorr House
This stunning home is located in the historic district of Pensacola, Florida and stands out with its beautiful yellow-gold exterior. The residence is among one of several historic homes located in the district and represents years gone by. Simply stroll down the sidewalk and enjoy all the beautiful sites. The Dorr House is a wonderful representation of Victorian architecture.
The Clara Barkely Dorr House was constructed in 1871 nearby the original downtown area of Pensacola. It was built after recently widowed Mrs. Clara Dorr received a share of ownership in her late husbands mill. Her husband passed away from yellow fever leaving her to care for their three children. Always admiring Seville Square she bought some land and had the two story home designed and erected. She moved into the home with her children and remained there until 1896 when she relocated to a nearby hotel.
Mrs. Dorr was known for her love of roses and to this day some people claim that they faintly smell roses when visiting the house.
Violet Sky’s Visit
This home has a distinct charm to it that makes you think about historic Pensacola. I really enjoyed learning about the Dorr family and the role they played in the city. This home is just beautiful inside and out!
How to Visit
To visit the Clara Barkley Dorr House it is located in the Historic Pensacola Village at 311 South Adams Street. Admission and hours is organized through the Historic Pensacola organization.
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