Knott House Museum, Tallahassee Photos

The Knott House contains the Victorian collections of Poet Luella Knott, who tacked her poems everywhere so it became known as the "House that Rhymes". The house itself was probably built by a free black man, George Procter, in 1843. It was also from the porch where the Emancipation Proclamation was read to Tallahassee on May 20th, 1865, by Union Brigadier General Edward McCook, who had his headquarters in the house.

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Knott House built by free black George Proctor is now connected with Museum of Florida History. Tallahassee, FL.Knott House porch where Union General Edward McCook read the Emancipation Proclamation on May 20th, 1865 freeing the slaves of Florida's Panhandle. Tallahassee, FL.Knott House Museum was donated to Florida complete with the collections of Luella Knott including this study where she wrote poetry. Tallahassee, FL.Portrait which Luella Knott had painted over with the face of her mother in Knott House Museum. Tallahassee, FL.
Knott House (1843) built by free black George Proctor is now connected with Museum of Florida History. Tallahassee, FL.Knott House porch where Union General Edward McCook read the Emancipation Proclamation on May 20th, 1865 freeing the slaves of Florida's Panhandle. Tallahassee, FL.Knott House Museum was donated to Florida complete with the collections of Luella Knott including this study where she wrote poetry. Tallahassee, FL.Portrait which Luella Knott had painted over with the face of her mother in Knott House Museum. Tallahassee, FL.
Fireplace in dining room of Knott House Museum. Tallahassee, FL.Serving pieces in dining room of Knott House Museum. Tallahassee, FL.Gold table setting in dining room of Knott House Museum. Tallahassee, FL.Glass etched with sailing ship in Knott House Museum. Tallahassee, FL.
Fireplace in dining room of Knott House Museum. Tallahassee, FL.Serving pieces in dining room of Knott House Museum. Tallahassee, FL.Gold table setting in dining room of Knott House Museum. Tallahassee, FL.Glass etched with sailing ship in Knott House Museum. Tallahassee, FL.
Knott House became known as "The House That Rhymes" when Luella Knott placed poems everywhere, a tradition still followed by the Museum. Tallahassee, FL.Library in Knott House Museum. Tallahassee, FL.Living room in Knott House Museum. Tallahassee, FL.Living room in Knott House Museum. Tallahassee, FL.
Knott House became known as "The House That Rhymes" when Luella Knott placed poems everywhere, a tradition still followed by the Museum. Tallahassee, FL.Library in Knott House Museum. Tallahassee, FL.Living room in Knott House Museum. Tallahassee, FL.Living room in Knott House Museum. Tallahassee, FL.
Kitchen stove in Knott House Museum. Tallahassee, FL.Kitchen in Knott House Museum. Tallahassee, FL.Porch in Knott House Museum. Tallahassee, FL.Antique stationary exercise bicycle in Knott House Museum. Tallahassee, FL.
Kitchen stove in Knott House Museum. Tallahassee, FL.Kitchen in Knott House Museum. Tallahassee, FL.Porch in Knott House Museum. Tallahassee, FL.Antique stationary exercise bicycle in Knott House Museum. Tallahassee, FL.

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