Violet Sky at the Clara Barkley Dorr House, Pensacola, Florida

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.

Clara Barkley Dorr House, Pensacola, Florida

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.

Clara Barkley Dorr House, Pensacola, Florida

To visit the Clara Barkley Dorr House it is located in the Historic Pensacola Village at 311 South Adams Street. For more information about visiting the home please visit http://historicpensacola.org/plan-your-visit/museums-properties/dorr-house/.

Thanks for reading and as always, keep on truckin’!

-Violet Sky

About the Author Violet Sky

Violet Sky has had a life long passion for adventure! Growing up in Michigan and spending time traveling to over 31 states on family vacations by her eighteenth birthday gave her an appreciation for the open road. After finding the most beautiful beach she has dedicated her home port to Panama City Beach, Florida.

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