Someone Save the Heston House

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The bachelors were born in this house and died in this house, at either end of a century. The old boathouse fell into the creek. Linden’s boat, the Rapid Rabbit, became an artificial reef.

Charlie fished the whole world, but Sam Skinner drowned off the dinghy. Paul won tennis championships. Their mother watched St. Paul’s Episcopal Church float away on the creek. The beds are made, typewriter fossilized, and the house still waits.

2 responses to “Someone Save the Heston House

  1. Has the local historical society attempted to rescue the structure? How about the Florida Trust?

  2. They haven’t. Give them a call.

    Jacksonville Historical Society
    Executive Director: Alan Bliss

    Archive Coordinator: Mitch Hemann
    Phone: 904-374-0296

    Office Admin.: Erin Steichen
    Phone: 904-665-0064

    Archive Assistant: Imani Phillips
    Phone: 904-665-0064

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