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Boyer Cottage imageBuilt in 1878 along the Anclote River in Spring Bayou (Tarpon Springs), this 14' x 14' "honeymoon cottage" never boasted electricity. Built by Joshua C. Boyer as a temporary shelter for his new bride Mary Ormond, the cottage is a fine example of vernacular Gulf Coast style architecture. Made of vertical siding with board and batten and a sharply peaked gable roof with wooden shingles, this "temporary" shelter survived nearly a hundred years of storms and inclement weather to become the oldest existing structure in Tarpon Springs. In 1978, the cottage was donated to Heritage Village by George and Anita Protos of Tarpon Springs.

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