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Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings House assay part 1
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THE MARJORIE
KINNAN RAWLINGS
HOUSE CROSS CREEK, FLORIDA


University of Florida
College of Architecture'
ARC 6852 1980


FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
Division of Recreation and Parks
Welcomes You To -


State Bisor ic Siteng
State Bistoric Site


























TABLE OF CONTENTS


INTRODUCTION . .

RESEARCH . .

SITE . . .

STRUCTURE . .

EXTERIOR . .

ROOF . . .

FIREPLACE SYSTEM .

WINDOWS & DOORS .

HARDWARE . .

ELECTRICAL & PLUMBING

INTERIOR WALLS .

FURNITURE . .

MAINTENANCE . .

SUMMARY . .


XV. H. A. B. S. DOCUMENTS

XVI. PHOTOGRAPHS (VOLUME II)


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INTRODUCTION


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INTRODUCTION
The noted American author, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, created for her readers a poignant taste for early,
rural Florida and the unforgettable heat of emotion of its environment; its people and places in time.
The significance today of her at Cross Creek reflects a material, yet ghostly, apparition from her
publications; it was, after all, the inspiration generating her work. Currently, the house is pre-
served and maintained as a testament to: the unique regional character of the rural south, a part of
Florida's unique state and local history, the author's fascinating lifestyle, and a particular archi-
tectural character. The Rawlings estate exhibits and interprets this history and lifestyle, manifest-
ing the author's physical environment in general and her emotional ethos in particular through its
adapted use as a house museum.
The intent of this report focuses on extending the interpretive contribution made by the Marjorie
Kinnan Rawlings house museum through an evaluation of the current material condition of the building's
interior and exterior elements, and providing recommendations that are directed toward reinforcing the
interpretive effects of this valuable cultural resource. To this end, a complete investigation of
the facility is herein provided, with photographic support, concluding with a summary of technological
findings.




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DESCRIPTION AND RESEARCH
The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings house, located at Cross Creek, Florida, near the city of Gainesville,
is presently owned by the University Foundation of the University of Florida. The building housed,
at one time, two graduate students from the University who performed duties as caretakers. This
practice eventually ceased, however, and the building today remains unoccupied. Its use as a house,
then, has completely adapted from a functioning farm and habitat to a house museum serving as a tool
for interpreting the regional and local lifestyle of North Central Florida of the early twentieth
century, as well as that of'its famous owner. The significance of this structure then is multiple,
and ranges from a national celebration of the source of inspiration of Marjorie's work, to a recogni-
tion of the unique lifestyles, history and architecture of the Southeast, Florida and Cross Creek.

The architectural significance of this rambling "cracker" farm house is not related to the building
as a monument in time, but rather its quiet, proper response to the natural and built environment
which surround it. The open porches, and extensive fenestration provide for needed ventilation of
its three basic units (living, dining and sleeping).

The historical significance of the building is directly linked to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings who occupied
the house while she wrote THE YEARLING, CROSS CREEK, SOUTH MOON UNDER, and CROSS CREEK COOKERY. It
was here that she empathized with the local area and its people, generating her feelings for the place
through her writing. Therefore, the quality of the life surrounding Mrs. Rawlings at Cross Creek
helped inspire her work and provide her a place as one of America's best known authors.

The building itself, it is felt, has been in existence since the last half of the nineteenth century,
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receiving additions and improvements during Mrs. Rawlings' ownership. These improvements included a
carport and bathrooms, and appeared at different times, probably as she successfully sold her work.
Additions and repairs are referenced in CROSS CREEK in "Evolution of Comfort", but without specific
dates. The house is typical of late nineteenth century "cracker" architecture in Central Florida.
It is a basic wood frame structure with wide porches and roof overhangs joining the three building
units as breezeways.

The structure measures approximately 78'-0" x 95'-0" and rests upon miscellaneous concrete block
(c. 1930) piers and wood posts, allowing air to circulate under the building, cooling interior spaces
and restricting the formation of rot and insect damage. The construction of the wall is board and
batten over wood framing finished in white paint with green trim.

Porches are located on the east, west and south sides of the house with a breezeway dividing the
living space at the front from the dining and cooking area to the rear, and then leading to the sleeping
spaces at the north. These porches and breezeways are reached by wood plank steps from the ground
plane.

The problem of heating the various sections of the house in winter cold was as much a challenge as
cooling in the summer heat and was brought about by the use of fireplaces in each room. These fire-
places had chimneys of salmon-pink clay brick bonded with white mortar.
Gabled, hip and shed roofs cover the building and are finished with wood shingles. The roofs are
terminated by box cornices and exposed rafters. Plumbing supply pipes and waste/sewer piping are
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was originally supplied by a Delco light plant, a small kerosene powered generator. It is not certain,
however, when this generator was removed and regular power service provided.

Most interior furnishings were straightforward and practical, yet comfortable at the same time. Painted
wood strip and board flooring combine with car siding and board and batten ceiling and wall finishes
to produce a rugged yet warm interior character.

The house is located on approximately 125 acres between State Road 325 and the east shore of Orange
Lake, and a mile from Cross Creek, a connection between Lochloosa Lake and Orange Lake. Originally
Mrs. Rawlings' property included a barn, pumphouse and the Will Mickens House for the family of the
hired hand. This house, however, was eventually removed to make way for further planting of groves.

Although research has yielded little specific information documenting changes in the building's appear-
ance, i.e., additions and/or alterations of elements or systems, some information has surfaced relating
Mrs. Rawlings' desires and concerns just prior to purchasing the house and property from John and Helen
E. Armstrong on July 17, 1928. This information elaborates upon the condition of terms and actual
costs of the transaction, as well as an inventory of the property.

To her husband, Charles, on July 9, 1928, Marjorie writes:
"Dear Chas:-
In the slow sluggish manner in which my brain is now
working I have tried to reason every thing out.
I see an activity in groves in this section that is
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I have made quite an examination of the state for
groves and in all my travel the Armstrong place is the best bet
it has draw backs galore but most of them can be improved it has
many advantages.
To show the white feather now as I feel I almost
have to do seems like a certain loss to all of us and I will not
do it as I have just advised you I would.
Instead I am suggesting that we buy the Armstrong
place if possible, give it a work out improve it and if we see it
is not what we want I feel confident it can be turned over at
probably a little financial gain and then we can step into what-
ever we want with experience, surity and at about the same time
as we would if we dropped the thing now.
The price is $9000 cash $500 a year
Wire answer we will close deal with as little down
payment (binder) as possible and I will come up as soon as we out }.
deal thru.
Wray
If you want to go thru with it state what shape the money is in and
we will draw checks accordingly on you in Rochester.
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KINNAN RAWLINGS

HOUSE CROSS CREEK, FLORIDA


University of Florida
College of Architecture
ARC 6852 1980


Seventy four acres
1635 bearing trees
In Hammock
about eight acres in the big hammock
with 2000 boxes estimated crop of 635
trees all in good shape

At House,
House grove 1000 trees, pineapple oranges, grapefruit,
tangerines no estimate of croo here but believed to
.have about 1000 boxes. Eight hundred pecan trees---
has netted $550.00.
150 good chickens, coops in good shape.
8 room house
4 room tenant house
2 cows $200.00
2 mules 400.00
Ford Truck 200.00
Reaper 25.00
Planter 15.00
Distributor 40.00
Acme Harrow 20.00
Disc 20.00
4 Plows 40.00
2 Cultivators
12 Sweeps
8 Hoes
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Duster 29.00
Wagon Harness
2 Chicken brooders
4 water pumps
Water Protection all sides--Contract states that if for
reason of frost not more than three hundred boxes of
oranges are produced then only the interest will be due.
One acre is located in Island Grove on siding with packing
house on it. This rents to Marcy for one hundred a year."
On July 13, 1928 Marjorie wired Charles the terms and final price for the Armstrong place.
"NB111 42 NL=OCALA FLO 13 1928 JUL 13 PM 10 35
SEVENTY FOUR HUNDRED CASH PAYMENT SEVEN THOUSAND OBLIGATION
ASSUMED AND SIXTEEN HUNDRED GENTLEMANS AGREEMENT AN IDIO-
SYNCRACY ON SELLERS PART BUT IS EXPLAINABLE DEAL WAITS YOUR
APPROVAL TO BE CLOSED MONDAY MORNING ASSURE YOU OF PROPER
AMOUNT OF PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT IF NOTHING ELSE="
It is apparent then that with $7400 cash and an approximately $2000 mortgage, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
acquired a working farm at Cross Creek, Florida in July, 1928. Her purchase of the farm and groves
a much more pragmatic adventure on her part than she expresses in CROSS CREEK where she states:
"When I came to the Creek and knew the old grove and farmhouse
at once as home there was some terror, such as one feels in
the first recognition of a human love, for the joining of
persons to person is a commitment of shared sorrow, even as
to shared joy."






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The deep impressions of Cross Creek's sensuality and atmosphere came together, nevertheless, in lush
prose from Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings' imagination. The mark of this presence at Cross Creek is
distinctly recorded and interpreted through the house museum, her estate.








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INTERPRETATION
"Upon her death in 1954, the noted American author, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, left her entire estate
to the University of Florida Endowment Corporation..." (from the Foundation Proposal for use of the
estate). In her will, she indicated her "wish and desire that my home at Cross Creek with the appurte-
nant land be used directly in furtherance of purposes of the University of Florida". Her suggestions
for possible uses include a residence for faculty or University official, an ancillary library, and
an agricultural experiment station. None of these concepts were realized, although it was used several
times as a residence by the University. Nevertheless, the Foundation, realizing the value of the
Rawlings estate as a cultural asset, pursued a course of action that helped pave the way for the
establishment of a house museum at her home at Cross Creek. This resolve specifies that:
"As a result of these discussions, the following plan is proposed: That the Rawlings
home be retained by the University of Florida Foundation, restored, and maintained
in keeping with its true place as a literary and cultural asset to this University,
community, state, and nation. Both the home and the region in which it is located
recall a quaint and colorful chapter in the development of Florida and this country,
and thus deserve to be retained for this and future generations to visit and view.
As both the home of Mrs. Rawlings during the most creative period of her life and as
the setting for her most significant works, it is most appropriate that it be restored
and retained in the same modest and peaceful fashion as during her life. It is believed
the interested parties have both a moral responsibility (and through the terms of her
will a legal responsibility) to retain the home as an extension of the cultural program
of the University and make it available in this regard without charge.








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The following steps are recommended as necessary to achieve their objective:
1. The University of Florida Foundation should spend from the funds
available in the Rawlings Account the necessary amounts to place
the home and adjacent buildings in basic repair. This would
include some minor structural repairs to the home itself; leveling
of the floors; painting of the home and the adjacent Mickens' house;
and a general clean up of the barn and Mickens' home. It is estimated
that cost of these repairs will approximate $1,000.00.
2. 'Discussions with the Greater Gainesville Chamber of Commerce have
indicated a definite interest on their part in assisting in this
program. It is recommended that they be asked to contribute funds
necessary to provide signs at nearby highways calling attention to
the home; a sign at the front of the home and several appropriately
designed signs on the grounds which carry legends that describe the
home and grounds and their place in the works of Marjorie Kinnan
Rawlings. The Florida State'Museum and University Libraries have
agreed to assist in the preparation of the necessary information for
these signs in designing signs in keeping with the character of the
home and grounds. It is estimated that this contribution would
approximate $1,000.00.
3. A major problem is presented by the difficulty arising from having a
tenant actually living in the house, which should ideally be completely
open for visitors. It is recommended that the Jim Walter Corporation








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be asked to contribute and construct a "shell." home at the rear of
the Rawlings property to be used as a residence for the tenant-caretaker.
This would increase greatly the living conditions for such a person
and would provide a degree of privacy which. cannot now be realized.
Cost of such a home would be approximately $3,500.00 but as a tax
exempt gift would cost the Jim Walter Corporation a great deal less.
4. An equally major problem in this plan has been a means of arranging
for a tenant-caretaker who can be at the home during regular daylight
hours during most of the week, so that a time schedule for opening of
the home can be maintained. Present tenants are a graduate student
and his wife, who is also a employee of the Florida History Library.
It is recommended that exploration be made of the possibility of
actually placing this Florida History Library employee at the Rawlings
home where she would carry out the responsibilities as hostess and
might well continue some portion of her current work or similar work
in the Florida History Library program. It might be appropriate to
consider the possibility of applying a gift or grant such as that to be
made by Mrs. Kenan to the Florida History Library budget to support
this person. Arrangements of this sort are considered to be essential
to the overall plan for the Rawlings home. Though residency by the
current tenants may not be permanent, an arrangement such as the above
would provide a pattern that would allow us to attract other tenants
after their departure.










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5. There is every indication that such organizations as Women's Clubs
and Garden Clubs, properly approached, can be enlisted in support
of the restoration and operation of the Rawlings Home. It is
recommended that these groups locally and possibly on a wider geo-
graphic scale, be asked to assist by both furnishing the Jim Walter
home for the resident caretaker and assisting in restoration of
landscaping at the home where appropriate. It is difficult to
approximate the cost of this contribution, but it is anticipated
that this would not be a difficult undertaking if enthusiasm can
be aroused among these women's groups.
6. A member of the Alachua County Commission, independent of our
consideration of the home, has approached the University of Florida
Foundation with a proposal that they be deeded or allowed to lease
on a long-term basis a portion of land in the Rawlings property as
a county park. The portion of land they are interested in is maximum
distances from the home; and it is anticipated that the type of facility
they have in mind (similar to that recently completed at Newman's
Lake) would not in any way detract from the necessary atmosphere at
the Rawlings Home. It would, rather, complement the restoration program,
and the two would complement each other in attracting visitors. A
formal proposal is expected from the County Commission, but tentative
agreements by them have indicated that in return for a long-term lease
they would be willing to provide such' things as permanent.grounds


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maintenance at the homesite itself, some fencing for the homesite,
and possibly the preparation of a small parking area readily
accessible to the home.
7. It is felt that restoration of the interior of the home should be
carried out to return it to an appearance similar to that of the
original. Many of the original furnishings are available and in
need of only modest repair. Some additions will be necessary of
pieces similar to those that were in the house at the time of Mrs.
Rawlings' writings. The Florida State Museum has expressed a
willingness to carry out such work on a cost or near cost basis.
It is estimated that $1,500.00 would be required for this purpose.
If other major steps in the restoration could be realized or
committed, these funds could be raised in the form of a gift or
grant from interested sources.
8. A final step in the program would be the placement in the home
of a small display of Mrs. Rawlings' books for sale to visitors.
This activity might also include a display of some of her manuscripts,
or copies of them. Booksales might be expected to contribute at least
some portion of the cost of maintenance of the home.
It is believed that if the above recommendations can be realized they represent
the major steps necessary in converting the Rawlings Home from something that has too
often been considered a liability, to a real cultural asset for the University, area,
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might arise in the restoration. It is strongly believed, however, that realization of
these steps, with proper promotion, can generate a degree of enthusiasm for this project
that will bring to our aid other sources of support that may be necessary in the total
project."

From this set of proposals the house museum was started; its process of interpretation through the
exhibition of the house and its complementary furnishings and equipment continuing today. The primary
purpose of the interpretive process is to assure that a visitor understands what is being exhibited.
Therefore, the nature of the experience as a total environment becomes paramount; a place that feels
lived in and retains the character of its time. As emotional responses develop from visual contact with
the furnished spaces, speculations and judgements begin to occur giving a clearer conception of what the
people who occupied the building were like, as well as the activities that took place there.

Interpretation through the Rawlings house is just such an exhibit, a total immersion in the.
interior spaces and exterior grounds. However, what is presented is complex and difficult to pinpint;
a complex environmental setting which interprets the people associated with it, the important events
that occurred there, the way of life the place represents and the architecture and furnishings of its
lifestyle. The difficulty present in the Rawlings house museum rests, therefore, upon diverse reasons
for presenting it as an exhibit. It must interpret the associated persons, event, way of life and
architecture while acknowledging its significance at the national, regional, state and local levels.

The approach to interpretation at the Rawlings house, although basic, is perhaps the clearest aid to
the visitor. It usually consists of an unregulated flow through the house units with personnel










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available to answer any questions. As an aid to the visitor, pamphlets are made available which
describe the basic character of the house and the way it reflects the life of its famous owner.
the visitor moves through the spaces of the house artifacts, in their proper places, transmit the
importance of the particular past of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings; the response to these objects manifest-
ing mental images more succinctly than labels, leaflets or audio aids. The self-guided visit provides
a direction in the interpretive task which requires a unity in the arrangement of all elements in the
exhibit.

Although guided tours by rangers from the Department of Natural Resources are available to the visitor,
the success of the self-guided visit leaves the impact of this micro-environment and a feel for the
small Zeitgeist of 1930's Cross Creek and its exciting resident. Following-up and reinforcing the
visitor's experience are scrapbooks photographically and journalistically documenting the life of
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. Stories of her hunts for "gators" in Orange Lake, her citrus harvests, her
dogs, her writing, her cooking leave the feeling of being very much at home in a time forty years ago,
so much so that when a car door closes outside, you start for a few seconds thinking she has just
returned home.


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The site is a backdrop for presenting the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings House as a total musuem.
It sets the mood for understanding the house and life-style of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings.
VEGETATION. The Margorie Kinnan Rawlings house is located on a grassy site with orange groves
to the south, east and north; there is an abundance of oak, pine and scrub oak to the west with Orange
Lake beyond. The property owned by the Museum east of S. R. 325 is covered with rows of citrus trees,
while the property west, which includes the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings House has a mixture of citrus, oak,
magnolias, pine and palm trees. There is also a vegetable garden to the north-west of the house. On the
southern end of this property is the remains of a once-flourishing grove.
The vegetation is in good shape, except for the southern groves mentioned above. This
grove is in the process of being replanted to imitate the description by Mrs. Rawlings of her grove:
" [enchantment is] to step out of the bright sunlight into the shade of orange trees; to walk under the
arched canopy of their jade-like leaves; To see the long aisles of lichened trunks stretch ahead in a
geometric rhythm; to feel a mystery of a seclusion that yet has shafts of light striking through it."
THE ANIMALS. At present there is a maintained chicken coup and duck pond. Marjorie Kinnan
Rawlings enjoyed watching and caring for her birds and wrote about their personalities in "Cross Creek."
"When the chickens were fed the Mallards joined them. At sundown they walked in single file into
their pen. I heard them talk amiably all night."
Mrs. Rawlings also had two cows but they aren't represented in the present-day museum.
MAN-MADE ELEMENTS. The east side of the property and a section of the north is fenced. The
fencing and fence posts are kept in the same condition as Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings felt was necessary
in continuing the character of Cross Creek. She describes the fence as ". hog and cattle 4-inch
mesh I tell myself that a white picket fence would interfere with the feeling one has inside the
house of being part of the grove. That a new fence would mean tearing out the coral, honeysuckle vines
that cling passionately to the old wire. But the real objection is that an elegant fence would bring
to the Creek a wanton orderliness that is out of place."
The other elements included on the site are weathered because of their exterior location.
To keep these elements in a new condition would be out of character. there is a look of weather-
worn shabbiness. It is a constant reminder that wind and rain and harsh sun and the encroaching jungle
are ready at any moment to take over." But if replacement is necessary, each element should be replaced
in kind.
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Element: J Description : Condition : Remarks:


Bird Bath
2


Front entrance
gate to site.

3



Trellis
4


Bench
5


Cattle Gap


Cast concrete birdbath on
concrete pad; bowl 28" dia.;
base 30" height.


Gate of wire mesh fencing
attached to metal tubing
frame. Gate hinged on 8"
diameter wooden post. Located
on axis with front (east) door
of house.

Wooden trellis on either side
of front porch entrance; 2 @
3'x5' frame with 2" wooden
lathing.

Three benchs located at points
indicated on map. Wooden
seats and legs; legs attached
with metal straps.

East side of property at fence
line. Concrete trench with
horizontal metal poles parallel
to fence line. *


Small crack in bowl section
but remains functional; a
natural algea growth due to
standing water.

Gate in good condition, top
hinge bent causing uneven
closing. Hinges heavily
oxidized; post have sparse
fungal growth.


Water infiltration due to
peeling paint; wood splitting
at nail points.


Benchs are weathered with
sparse fungal growth. Metal
strips are oxidized.


Hairline cracks in concrete
where poles are embedded.
L Poles show signs of oxidat:


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Gate normally open, therefore
uneven swing not a major
concern.



Trellis more in character of
house if it supported some
type of vine or roses.


At time of replacement,
replace in kind.




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Element: Description: Condition : Remarks:


Bushhog
6



Hand Pump

7



Pump House

3


Foundations



Wood Pile


Steel bushhog used by Marjorie
Kinnan Rawlings for plowing.
Apparatus intact but non-
functional.

Manually operated water pump
attached to wooden stand. New
aluminium pail and wash bucket
hooked on side of stand.


Painted wood siding, screened
window on west wall. Wood
door located on east wall to
service pump and storage.
Wood shingle roof.

Visible 18"xl8" concrete
foundations where a cistern ha
been located.

Fire wood stacked on elevated
metal grating


Heavily oxidized, fungus on
wooden tongue; standing water
in pockets and groves of
apparatus. vegetation over
growing wheels.

Pump is functioning: although
water is not potable. Used
for watering plants and filinc
duck pond and bird bath. Wooc
table shows weathering and has
sparse fungal activity. Oxidi

Paint flaking; shingles on
roof show signs of fungus.
Palm tree.growing very close
to edge of house could cause
foundation problem.

Foundations becoming overgrowr
I with vegetation. Hairline
cracks; no sign of physical
cistern in area.

Elevation of wood allows for
good drainage; grating in
good condition.


Replica of bushhog should be
used on site and immediate
action to stop deterioration
of parts should be taken.




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Research should be done to
replace cistern in kind.


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Element: I Description : Condition : Remarks:


Chicken Coup
and Duck Pond

9




Storage Shed

10

Vegetable
garden.

11

Outhouse.

12

13


Rear Gate


22'x30" area to enclose and
separate chicken coup and
duck pond. Wire mesh fencing
on wood posts. Elevated wood
roost. Wire mesh door on
west side of enclosure. L'
diameter metal duck pond.

New aluminium storage shed
used by rangers for maintenance
of property.

30'x30' productive vegetable
and flower garden. Enclosure
of wire mesh fencing on 4"
diameter posts.

Wood structure with 5" wood
siding; wood shingle roofing.
Door of fine wire mesh screen
on wood frame with metal
hinges. One seater on raised
wood floor. New sign "Not
to be sat on."

Located at path to lake and
state park. Wire mesh fencing
on metal tubing attached to
4" diameter wood posts with
metal hinges.


Wood is weathered and shows
moderate fungal activity.
Fencing in good condition.
Standing water in duck pond
causing oxidation of the bowl.



Good.



Fence slightly twisted; Poles
are weathered and show signs
of fungal growth; garden well
maintained.

Not functioning as an outhouse
Wood is weathered and shows
moderate fungal activity; hinc
oxidized north and west elevate
have vine growth. Hole in sic
plugged with cloth; screening
splotched with white paint.

Good.


Is in character with MKR
description of her farm.
At time of replacement,
replace in kind.




Location is good, does not
compete with character of
site.

In character with MKR descrip
tion of property in "Cross
Creek"




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Element: Description : Condition : Remarks:


Location sign
14


New sign located across from
entrance on East side of
S. R. 325; Brown background
with white lettering.


Good condition,


New sign but needed for the
functioning of the museum.


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Element: Description: Condition: < Remarks:


ATTIC STRUCTURE

Rafters











Joists




Purlins


2"x4" rough sawn @ 2'0" o.c.











2"x4" rough sawn @ 2'0" o.c.




l"x4"


Generally good. However see
photos 15, 16, 17 and 18
for damaged areas. Also see
sketch (fig. C ) for termite
damage.








Generally good. However see
photos 18, 19 and 20
for inactive termite damage.
See fig. # C and # D
for termite damage.

In good condition.
See photos #17 and #18


The rafters were burned
extensively along the ridge
line of the roof prior to
Mrs. Rawlings ownership
(See sketch, fig. D ).
l"x4" vertical post (braces)
were added to support the
damaged rafters. See sample
# 1 for burned wood. Also
see photo # 19 for termite
damage to a rafter. See
fig. # C and # D for the
location.

The joists in the southwest
corner (over Room #1) have
some termite damage, should
be replaced. See sample
# 2.


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Element : Description: Condition: Remarks:


FLOOR STRUCTURE

Joists









Sills




Piers/
Foundations


Fireplace's
piers/
Foundation


2"x8" @ 16" o.c.









Varies. 3-2"x8", 6"x8"




8"x8"x16" concrete block.



Brick-mortar.


Generally good. However, thi
area of the house is the olde
and shows signs of fatigue
and weakening in areas. See
photos #22 #23 and #24
Joist cracked badly, see
photo # 23 Area is damp,
see photo # 24 # 25 and#26
for fungus growth. Also see
Fig. # F See sample # 3.

Some decay and failure in
areas. See photo #23 and
#27


Generally good. See photos
#23 & 30. Same as joist,
sills.


Some settling has occurred.
Some bricks falling off.
See photos # 31 and # 32.


The area should be cleaned
: of debris. Some wood
fragments are decaying
causing an increase in moist
and decay. Some old tree
trunks are present which
should be removed.


See photo #29 Termite
damage to wall. Entire area
has settled due to damaged
sills and joist below this
area.

Many were repaired during
house restoration. Shims
placed under sills. See
photo #28.

No major problems, some
repair should be done to
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Element: Description: Condition: Remarks:


ATTIC STRUCTURE


Rafters



Joists


Purlins


2"x4" rough sawn @ 2'0' o.c.



2"x4" rough sawn @ 2T0" o.c.


Varies, see photos # 37 ,
# 40 and # 42 l"x4"
usually.


FLOOR STRUCTURE


Joists


Sills

Piers/
Foundation


2"x8" @ 1i'O" o.c,


6" x8b"

Concrete block


See photos # 33 # 34 and
# 35 Some termite damage,
Especially over Room #2.


See photos # 34 # 35 and
# 36 Some termite damage.
See sample 4# 4 ,

Existing in good condition.
Non-existant in areas.





Generally good. See photos
# 38 and # 39.


Good, see photo # 38


Good,
# 38.


see photos # 30 and


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Termites were very active in
this area at one time. Are
no longer active. Needs
repair.

Termites no longer active.


Plywood sheathing on rafters
in areas. No purlins. Also,
some metal sheeting used for
sheathing. See photo # 37



However, see sketch (fig. F
photo # 24 See sample
# 3

However, see photo # 23
and # 27.







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Element: Description : Condition : Remarks:


ATTIC STRUCTURE!

Rafters


Joists



Purlins



FLOOR STRUCTURE

Joists


Sills

Piers/
Foundations

Fireplace's
piers/
Foundation-


2"x4" rough sawn @ 2'0" o.c.


2"x4" rough sawn @24" o.c.



l"x2" @6" o.c.





2"x8" @ 16" o.c.


6" x8"

8"x8"x16" concrete block


Brick.


Good condition.
#40 # 41 and

Generally good.
# 40.


See photos
# 42.

See photo


Good. See photo #42.


Generally'good.
# 38.

Generally good.

Good.


Good.


See photo


See photo 43 anda:45. fok
space over Room #9.


attic


However, one joist has termit
damage over Room #5, north
end near rafter/wall.

Some areas have plywood
sheeting nailed directly
to rafters. See fig. #



Some limited areas repaired
when restoration was done.

See photo # 38.


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Element : Description: I Condition: Remarks: -


ROOF STRUCTURE

Rafters


Joists




Purlins


FLOOR STRUCTURE

Joists


Sills

Piers/
Foundation

Fireplaces'
Piers/
Foundation


2"x4" rough sawn @ 2'0" o.c.


2"x4" rough sawn @ 2'0" o.c.




l"x2" strips @ 6" o.c.




2"x8" @ 16" o.c.


6"x8"

Concrete block


Brick.


Generally good.


Generally good. However,
some joists over Room #10
are bowing up. Ceiling is
below bottom chord about 2".
See sketch (fig. # 9 ),

Good condition.




Good.


Good.

Good.

Good.


See photos #44 and #48.
Chimney has a'l inch
crack, should be repaired.

Should be repaired over
Room #10.



See photos # 44 and #48.




Very close to ground, hard
to survey this section.
Appears dry and clean.

See note above.



Hearth settling in Room #11







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Element : Description: Condition: Remarks:


ATTIC STRUCTURE

Rafters

Joists

Purlins


2"x4"


@ 24" o.c.


2"x4" @ 24" o.c.

l"x2" @ 6" o.c.


FLOOR STRUCTURE


Joists

Sills


Piers


2"x8" @ 16" o.c.

6" x8"


8"x8"x16" concrete block.


Good.

Good.

Good.



Good.

Generally good.


Good.


See photos # 43 and # 45.

Same as above.

Same as above.





See problem area around
corners of Rooms 3, 9, and
11. See photos # 46 # 24 ,
# 27, # 29 and # 47.
Photo # 49 settling in this
corner causing a crack at
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Element: Description : Condition : Remarks:


EXTERIOR
WALLS
50


HOUSE WALL: board (8") and
batten (2")
2" trim at door head
height board (8") and
batten (2") above to
gable


PORCH:. 6" lap siding


Painted '
Paint chipping and peeling






Painted
Porch sagging at east end
Paint chipping and peeling


Paint., At the present time
the exterior is being prepare
for painting. Paint is being
removed by high-pressure wate
spray and scraping. Paint
used: Rust-O-Leum White 520
(walls); Sherwin-Williams
Dark Green Ardmore CE 745
(trim).
Paint
Check foundations


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Element: Description: Condition : Remarks:


EXTERIOR
WALLS
51


CARPORT: 6" lap-siding
4 x 4 posts support
carport roof 12"
baseboard trim


PORCH: 6" lap siding
12" baseboard trim


Painted
Paint chipped and peeling




Painted
Paint chipped and peeling


Paint




Paint
1 x trim above 12" baseboard
is pushed out by replacement
floorboard. Trim floorboard
and replace.


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Element: Description: Condition: Remarks:


EXTERIOR
WALLS
52

53


CARPORT; 6" lap siding


PORCH: 6" lap siding
below screens

Vertical siding above
screens. Widths vary
from 6" at east to 3"
at west.


HOUSE: Board (8") and
batten (2")
12" baseboard trim


Paint chipping and peeling


Painted
Trim at screen is pulling
away from house.






Painted
Baseboard, trim nails are
pulling out.


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Paint


Paint








Paint
Repair baseboard trim






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Element: Description: Condition: Remarks:


EXTERIOR
WALLS
54


HOUSE:. Board (8") and
batten (2")


Painted I
Several battens split by nail:
Paint chipping and peeling


Paint


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Element: Description: Condition: Remarks:


EXTERIOR
WALLS
55

56


PORCH:


6" drop siding


HOUSE WALL: Board (8") and
batten (3")
12" baseboard trim
Lapped 3" over porch
siding


Painted
Paint badly chipping and
peeling
Deterioration of boards at
left of door



Painted
Paint chipping and peeling


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Element: Description: Condition: Remarks:


EXTERIOR
WALLS
57






59


HOUSE WALL: (Rm. 8)
Below window sill
6'1 drop siding
12" baseboard trim
Above window sill
board (8") and batten
(3") to shed roof


HOUSE WALL; (Rm. 6)
Board (8") and batten
(2")


Painted i
Paint chipping


and peeling


Painted
Paint chipping and peeling


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Paint








Paint








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NORTH ELEVATION


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Element: Description: Condition: Remarks:


EXTERIOR
WALLS
60






58


HOUSE WALLS: (Rms. 4,5, & 6)
Board (8") and batten
(2"), 12" baseboard
trim.


ON PORCH; siding


HOUSE WALLS: (Rm. 8)
Board (8") and batten
(2"), 12" baseboard
trim


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Painted
Paint chipping and peeling



Painted


Painted
Paint chipping and peeling


Paint


Paint


Paint







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ITHE IVARJORIlE WEST ELEVATION

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Element: Description : Condition : Remarks:


EXTERIOR
WALLS
62


61


HOUSE WALL: (Rm. 9)
6" drop siding



HOUSE WALL: (Rm. 10 & 11)
Board (8") and batten
(2")



PORCH: 2 x 4 columns
supporting roof


Painted,
staining
window


Painted.


rust colored
on boards under



Condition good.


Painted
Paint peeling


Paint









Paint


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HOUSE CROSS CREEK, FLORIDA


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NORTH ELEVATION


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Element: Description: Condition: Remarks:


EXTERIOR
WALLS
64



63


HOUSE WALL: (Rm. 11)
Board (9")and batten
4" beaded corner boards
12" baseboard trim


HOUSE WALL: (Rm. 12)
Board (9")and batten
(3A")
4" beaded corner.boards
12 baseboard trim


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Painted





Painted


Paint





Paint







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THE MA RUIE EAST ELEVATION

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Element: Description : Condition : Remarks:


EXTERIOR
WALLS

67

65


HOUSE WALL: (Rm. 7)
6" drop siding



HOUSE WALL: (Rm. 10 & 11)
Board (8") and batten
(2")
4" beaded corner boards


PORCH. 4 x 4 posts


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Painted f
Paint chipping and peeling



Painted





Painted


Paint


Paint





Paint







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HOUSE ROnS rE.FLF ,PORIDA,


SOUTH ELEVATION


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Element: Description : Condition : Remarks:


EXTERIOR
WALLS
66


HOUSE WALL: Board (8") and
batten (2")


Painted
Paint badly chipping and
peeling


1. .1 1


B EL. I Section: c


Paint




ROOF


3.,.

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Element: Description: Condition: Remarks:


Roof
Section A
East Slope



Section A
West Slope




Section B
South Slope
76



Section B
North Slope

77


Cedar Shingles.
5/8" plywood sheathing.




Cedar Shingles.
5/8" plywood sheathing.





Cedar shingles.
5/8" plywood sheathing.




Cedar shingles.
5/8" plywood sheathing.


Roof eave.


Satisfactory condition. Some
of the shingles are beginning
to cup.



Satisfactory condition,
A small low area has caused
a few shingles to come loose.




Roof area over the porch has
low areas where shingles
have advanced deterioration.
Cupping action has caused
many shingles to come loose.


Good condition. North
exposure has allowed for
heavy growth of lichen cadoni

North exposure has little
deterioration.


It should be noted that the
roof was rebuilt in the late
'60s/early '70s. This in-
cludes the sheathing and
shingles.

Small amounts of lichen
cladonia have begun to grow
which could increase deter-
ioration. These should be
removed occasionally.


The roof structure remains
dry and there are no
immediate complications.



The growth of lichen cladonii
will increase deterioration
a and should be removed.

None.









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ROOF

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Element : Description: Condition : Remarks:


Section B


Car Port
South slope.
78
Roof
Section C
East Slope


Roof
Section C
West Slope


Roof eave.






Cedar shingle
Earlier lx3 sheathing.


Cedar shingle.
5/8" plywood sheathing.






Roof eave.



Cedar shingles.
5/8" plywood sheathing.


Roof eave.


End and bottom shingles have
more advanced deterioration
because of increased exposure
Plywood sheathing edge is
exposed on eave and has begun
to deteriorate.


Low area with loose shingles.



Heavy cupping of the shingles
combined with a large low
area has caused many shingles
to come loose.




Some bottom shingles are loos
but are still in place.


Generally good condition with
bottom shingles showing signs
of weathering.


Good condition.


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Patch work is not yet
recommended but it should be
watched.





Not critical.



Although practically all the
shingles remain in place a
small leak has been reported
to occur in Room 11 under the
east slope. High winds and
heavy rain is required to
make the leak appear.

Not critical.



None.


None.








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Element: Description: Condition: Remarks:


Flashing.


79


Galvanized aluminium ridge
cap is used on all roof
ridges.

Valley flashing consists of
galvanized aluminium painted
green.
Galvanized aluminium flashing
around chimneys.


Good condition with very
small amounts of rust beginni
to develop.

Good condition.


Good condition with small
amounts of rust.


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Some shingles are beginning
to deteriorate around the
flashing at roof low areas.

The chimney flashing above
Room 10 and 11 is counter-
productive because it slopes
toward the chimney instead
of away. This could easily
be corrected and should not
be considered critical.

NOTE:
There is no flashing on
the eaves of the house. This
has resulted in the rotting
of the edge shingles and
sheathing. Further consider-
ation of ways to correct this
that would not destroy the
character of the house should(
be considered.




FIREPLACE
SYSTEM

























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Element: Description: Condition: Remarks:


Fireplace
Section A'
Room 1

68










69


Fireplace
Section B
Room 5

70


Brick Foundation.




Firebox.


Metal lintel,

Chimney breast.



Chimney.


Brick Foundation.



Firebox.


Foundation brick and mortar is
brittle and cracking, allowing
sand beneath the hearth to
escape causing the hearth
to settle.

Brick and mortar is brittle
but remain in place.

Good condition.

Good condition.



Good condition.


Severe deflection exists in
brick foundation causing
mortar joints to crack and
bricks to shear.

Brick in the rear of the fire
box has been replaced with
tan colored fire brick. The
remaining brick is brittle bu
in place.


a a


This has been patched with
mortar but the repairs are
temporary.


Hearth needs repair where
it has begun to settle.


Brick has been painted red.
It is not known if it was
done after Mrs. Rawlings'
death.

Galvanized aluminium hood
in good condition.


No apparent damage results
in the firebox or chimney.


The new brick appears out of
character with the old. The
firebox shows heavy wear.







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Element: Description : Condition: Remarks:


Fireplace
Section B
Room 5

71



Fireplace
Section C
Room 10
72











73


Lintel.

Chimney Breast.

Chimney.



Brick Foundation.

Firebox.





Hearth.



Chimney breast.


Chimney. -


The metal lintel is deflecting Doesn't appear critical.


Wood painted gray.

Good condition.



Shows slight deflection.

Brick in the firebox is
extremely brittle. Some
brick is cracked and pieces
are missing. The mortar
joints are cracking and
showing heavy deterioration.
The hearth is showing de-
flection caused by settling
of the foundation.

The plaster on the chimney
breast is cracking.

The mortar in the chimney
is extremely brittle and has
deteriorated leaving large
exposed spaces to the flue.


Good condition.

Double flue-which connects
to iron stove in Room 6.


Not critical.

The mortar joints need repair
to slow further deterioratior
in the brick.



Not critical.



Not structurally critical.


This occurs in the attic spac
and should be considered a
fire hazard. This could be
repaired by patching the mort
but should be frequently
checked. Galvanized aluminiL
hood is in good condition.


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Element: Description,: Condition: Remarks:


Fireplace
Section C
Room 1
74


Foundation.
Firebox.
Chimney breast.
Hearth.


Chimney.


Common with Room 10.

Brick and mortar are brittle.
Heavy cracks in brick.
Settling of brick in hearth
is sever.
Common with Room 10,


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Needs mortar repair.
Not critical.
Not critical.

Need mortar repair.














A Survey of

THE MARJORIE KINNAN RAWLINGS HOUSE
Cross Creek, Florida


University of Florida
College of Architecture
ARC-6852
1980


CONTRIBUTORS


Larry Barrow

Cathy Berlow

Kimberly Clement

Ted Findley

Hideaki Hase

Melody Linger

Robert Mather

Joe Mitchell

Ray Parsons

Tamara Peacock

David Pinder

Roger Poole

Steven Yancey



Under the Supervision of

Phillip Wissley
and
F. Blair Reeves



































The contributors and supervisors
gratefully acknowledge the help and
assistance of park rangers, Sally Morrison
and Bob Lucas, without whose help this work
would not have been possible.




WINDOWS &
DOORS









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Element: Description : Condition : Remarks:


WINDOW #1





WINDOW #2





WINDOW #3





WINDOW #4


Two sash wooden double hung
window.
Six lights to each sash.
Sash and muntins painted
white.


Two sash wooden double hung
window.
Six lights to each sash.
Sash and muntins painted
white.


Two sash wooden double hung
window.
Six lights to each sash.
Sash and muntins painted
white.


Two sash wooden double hung
window.
Six lights to each sash.
Sash and muntins painted
white. 4


Physically good condition.
Soiled sash and muntins.




Physically good condition.
Paint peeling.
Soiled sash and muntins.



Physically good condition.
Soiled sash and muntins.




Physically good condition.
Soiled sash and muntins.


Painted green frame on
exterior with screen.




Painted green frame on
exterior with screen.




Painted green frame on
exterior with screen.




Painted green frame on
exterior with screen.


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Element: Description: Condition: Remarks:


WINDOW #5





WINDOW #6





WINDOW #7

101



WINDOW #8


Two sash wooden double hung
window.
Six lights to each sash.
Sash and muntins painted
white.


Two sash wooden double hung
window.
Six lights to each sash.
Sash and muntins painted
white.


Two sash wooden double hung
window.
One light to each sash.
Sash and muntins painted
white.


Two sash wooden double hung
window.
Six lights to each sash.
Sash and muntins painted
white.


Physically fine condition.


Physically fine condition.





Physically fine condition.





Physically good condition.
Soiled sash and muntins.


No screen.





No screen.





Painted green frame on
exterior screen.
Screen is rusted.



No screen.


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Element: Description: Condition: Remarks:


WINDOW #9





WINDOW #10





WINDOW #11





WINDOW #12



WINDOW #13


Two sash wooden.double hung
window.
Six lights to each sash.
Sash and muntins painted
white.


Two sash wooden double hung
window.
One light to each sash.
Sash and muntins painted
white.


Two sash wooden double hung
window.
One light to each sash.
Sash and muntins painted
white.


Six light casement window
that swings in.


Two sash wooden.double hung
window.
One light to each sash.
Sash and muntins painted
white.


Physically good condition.






Physically good condition.





Physically good condition.






Physically good condition.



Physically good condition.


Painted green frame on
exterior with screen.




Side pull ropes with counter
weights still intact.
Painted green frame on
exterior with screen.



Side pull ropes with counter
weights still intact.
Painted green frame on
exterior with screen.



Painted green frame on
exterior with screen.


Side pull ropes with counter
weights still intact, ropes
deteriorating.
Painted green frame on
exterior with screen.


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Element: Description : Condition: [Remarks:


WINDOW #14
97

98
WINDOW #15



WINDOW #16

113



WINDOW #17






WINDOW #18

111


Two sash wooden double hung
window.
Six lights to each sash.


No window, built for screen
opening.


Two sash wooden double hung
window.
One light to each sash.
Sash and muntins painted
white.


Two sash wooden double hung
window.
One light to each sash.
Sash and muntins painted
white.


Two sash wooden double hung
window.
One light to eagh sash.
Sash and muntins painted
white.


Physically poor condition.
Sash is rotting.



Physically good condition.



Physically good condition.






Physically good condition.






Physically good condition.


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Screen on exterior tacked
on bottom half of window
opening.


Painted green frame with
screen.


Side pull ropes with counter
weights still intact.
Painted green frame on
exterior with screen.



Side pull ropes with counter
weights still intact.
Painted green frame on
exterior with screen.



Painted green frame on
exterior with screen.








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Element: Description : Condition : Remarks:


WINDOW #19
111
WINDOW #20




WINDOW #21





WINDOW #22
99


WINDOW #23



WINDOW #24



WINDOW #25


Fixed Picture-window sash.

Two sash wooden double hung
windows.
Six lights to each sash.


Two sash wooden double hung
window.
One light to each sash.



Two sash wooden double hung
window.
Six lights to each sash.


Two sash wooden double hung
window.
One light to each sash.


Two sash wooden -ouble hung
window.
Six lights to each sash.


Fixed Picture-window sash


Good condition.

Physically good condition.




Physically good condition.





Physically good condition.



Physically good condition.



Physically good condition.
Out of plumb with window
opening in wall.

Good condition.


Side pull ropes with counter
weights still intact.
Painted Gr. Frame on exterior
with screen.
Top frame of screen is rusted,

Side pull rope of counter
weights is broken
Painted green frame on exteric
with screen.
Screen has a hole patched witi
tissue.

Side pull rope of counter
weights is broken.
Painted green frame on exteric
with screen.

Side pull rope on counter
weights is broken.
Painted green frame on exteric
with screen.

Side pull ropes with counter
weights still intact.
Painted green frame on exteric
with screen.

Vertical rail divides glazing
in two.


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Element: Description: Condition: Remarks:


WINDOW


#26


WINDOW #27
100


Two sash.wooden double hung
window.
Six lights to each sash.
Sash and muntins painted white
Two sash wooded double hung
windows.
Six lights to each sash.
Sash and Muntins painted white


Physically good condition.



Physically good condition.


Side pull ropes gone.
Painted green frame on
with screen.


exterior


Painted green frame on exterior
with screen.
Screen is not intact with
window opening at top.


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Element: Description: Condition: Remarks:


15 light.single leaf
door painted white.

15 light double leaf
door painted white.

15 light double leaf
door painted white.


Dutch door with
on lower half.

Four panel [two
wooden door.



Four panel [two
wooden door.


French


French


French


shelf inside


above two]




above two]


DOOR #1


DOOR #2


DOOR #3


DOOR #4


DOOR #5
102


DOOR #6


DOOR #7





DOOR #8


DOOR #9


Good condition with some soil


Good condition.


Good condition.


Poor condition.


Poor condition.
Paint peeling on both sides,
Cracks along periphery of
panels.

Fair condition.
Scattered peeling.

Mold and soil existing on pair
Caulking cracking around
lights.
Right light [from inside]
cracked in bottom left corner.

Fair condition.
Paint peeling.

Fair condition.
Paint peeling.


Minute paint cracks.







White enamel is yellowing.


Door is warped along stiles.






t Roll shade attached to
inside of door.
Door hanging out of plumb from
settling.
Paint bored hole in bar rail.

Top rail has been planed on
lockside to fit the door openi:

Top rail has been reworked wit]
a wooden strip added.


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Two light, two panel wooden
door.
Lights placed above Bar rail



Four panel [two above two]
wooden door painted white.

Four panel [two above two]
wooden door painted white.









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Element: Description : Condition: Remarks: j


DOOR #10

DOOR #11




DOOR #12
105

DOOR #13

106
DOOR #14

107

DOOR #15

107
DOOR #16
103

DOOR #17



DOOR #18
104


No door.,

Four panel [two above two]
wooden door painted white.



Four panel [two above two]
wood door painted white.


Four panel [two above two]
wooden door painted white.

Four panel [two above two]
wooden door painted white.


Four panel [two above two]
wooden door painted white.

Two light, two panel wooden
door painted white.
Lights placed above bar rail.

Five panel [one above another'
wooden door.


Five panel [one above another'


Fair condition.
Minute cracks in paint.
Cracks around periphery
panels.

Paint in good condition.
Door out of plumb.
Door will not completely

Paint in good condition.
Door out of plumb.


Good condition.
Paint peeling in
areas.

Good condition.


Good condition.


Good condition.
Door stiles and
soiled.

Good condition.
Door stiles and
soiled.


closet


scattered


rails are



rails are


Remarkable feeling of openness.

Top rail and lock stile of
door has been reworked with
a wooden strip added.


Top rail has been reworked
with wooden strips added.


Top rail reworked twice with
addition of wooden strips.





Door has minute paint cracks
throughout surface.

Roll shade attached to inside
of door.


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Element: Description: Condition: [Remarks: -


DOOR #19

104
DOOR #20


DOOR #21


DOOR #22


DOOR #23


DOOR #24


Four panel [two
wooden door.

Four panel [two
wooden door.

Five panel [one
wooden door.

Four panel [two
wooden door.

Four panel [two
wooden door.


above two]


above two]

above another]


above two]


above two]


Two light, two panel wooden
door.
Lights placed above bar rail.


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Fair condition.
Paint peeling and cracking.

Door has been repainted over
peeled paint.

Good condition.
Door stiles and rails are
soiled.

Good condition.
Cracks in paint.


Out of plumb.


Good condition. 1Outside frame repainted over
Door stiles and rails moldy. peeled paint.


Good condition.
Minimal paint peeling.


Roll shade on Bathroom side.
Door sticks.









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TH SCREEN DOORS.

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Element: Description : Condition: Remarks:


green stiles

green stiles

green stiles

green stiles

green stiles

green stiles

green stiles

green stiles


SCREEN

SCREEN

SCREEN

SCREEN
108
SCREEN

SCREEN

SCREEN

SCREEN
110
SCREEN
113
SCREEN
111
SCREEN

SCREEN

SCREEN


Painted

Painted

Painted

Painted

Painted

Painted

Painted

Painted


Painted

Painted


Painted

Painted

Painted


and

and

and

and

and

and

and

and


and

and


and

and

and


rails

rails

rails

rails

rails

rails

rails

rails


rails

rails


rails

rails

rails


Good

Good

Good

Fair

Good

Good

Good

Fair


Good

Good


Good

Good

Good


condition.

condition.

condition.

condition.

condition.

condition.

condition.

condition.


condition.

condition.


condition.

condition.

condition,


Paint peeling.

Decorative spindle as hand rai

Screen is rusting.



Some rusting.
Exterior bar rail missing.



Door out of plumb.
Bottom screen bent up.



Some paint peeling.


I _ _ _ _I _ _ _ __I_ _ _ _ _


green

green


green

green

green


DOOR

DOOR

DOOR

DOOR

DOOR

DOOR

DOOR

DOOR


DOOR #9

DOOR A r


DOOR #11

DOOR #12

DOOR #1


stiles

stiles


stiles

stiles

stiles








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SCREENS

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Element: Description: Condition: [Remarks:


Along Room #4
109

Along front
porch
112

Screen vents


Screened, in porch.
Screen tacked to studs
secured by trim.

Screened in porch.
Screen tacked to studs
secured by trim.


and


and


Two small screen air vents in
north and south screen sides
of front porch in highest
point.


Fairly new.


Screen on south side has
scattered rust.
Screen on east [front] is new
Screen on north side is new.
Vents are in aood condition.


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Undereave at end of porch
A wad of screen is filling
air hole.







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KINNAN RAWLINGS

HOUSE CROSS CREEK, FLORIDA


,5L-REEN~


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College of Architecture
ARC 6852 1980


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nmjOC ~~CROSS CREEK, FLORIDA i-^r


Section: A

HARDWARE

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Element: Description: Condition: Remarks:


Pair of hinges, bright brass
latch set with thumb turn
deadbolt,' Russwin privacy
lock.

Pair of hinges, latch set
with skeleton key bolt.
Surface mounted deadbolts
in threshold and head.
Sliding dead bolt at mid-
height.

Pair of hinges, latch set
with skeleton key bolt.
Surface mounted deadbolts
in threshold and head.
Sliding dead bolt.at mid-
height.

Two (2) pair of hinges.
Sliding deadbolt in bottom
half-tapped into jamb.
Yale keyed surface mounted
deadbolt on top' half of
door.


Good




Good. Skeleton key deadbolts
not operable.





Good. Skeleton key deadbolts
not operable.





Good.


D-1




D-2






D-3






D-4


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THE MARJORIE seHARDWARE

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SHOUSE A College of Architecture
CROSS CREEK, FLORIDA A ARC 6852 1980 66


Element: Description: Condition: Remarks:


Pair of painted hinges, keyed
surface mounted Russwin dead-
bolt. Box lock, privacy
chain.

Pair of painted hinges, top
latch box lock with brown
enamel handles.

Pair of painted hinges, top
latch box lock with brown
enamel handles.

Pair of hinges, side latch
box lock with brown por-
celain handles. Surface
mounted Russwin deadbolt.

Pair of hinges, side latch
box lock with porcelain
handles, Russwin surface
mounted deadbolt. Sliding
deadbolt at 60".


a a


Box lock latch inoperable








Latch operable


D-5




D-6



D-7



D-8




D-9






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KINNAN RAWLINGS p.
KINNAN RAWLINGS University of Florida Page tt
A College of Architecture
HOUSE CROSS CREEK, FLORIDA ARC 6852 1980 67

Element: Description: Condition Remarks:


D-10


Half/half pair of hinges.
male portion of box lock.


No door


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THE MARJORIE section: B
HARDWARE

KINNAN RAWLINGS c |. .
University of Florida Page it
H OUSE A College of Architecture
HOUSE CROSS CREEK, FLORIDA ARC 6852 1980 68


Element: Description: Condition: Remarks:


Pair of hinges, box lock with
top latch and black porcelain
handles. Surface mounted
Russwin deadbolt.

Double action hinges.

Pair of hinges, box lock with
bottom latch. Surface mounted
Russwin deadbolt.


D-12




D-13

D-14



D-15



D-16


lock with
dead-


Pair of hinges, box lock with
side latch. Sliding dead-
bolt.


Latch set inoperable.











Box lock inoperable.



Box lock inoperable.


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China handle inside metal
outside.


Pair of hinges, box
top latch. Sliding
bolt.








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KINNAN RAWLINGS C ,o a
University of Florida Page tt
U E c A College of Architecture
HU E CROSS CREEK, FLORIDA ARC 6852 1980 69


Element: Description: Condition : Remarks:


Pair of hinges, box lock witl
top latch and white porcelair
handles. Sliding deadbolt.

Pair of.hinges, box lock witt
top latch and white porcelair
handles.

Pair of hinges, box lock witl
top latch and black porcelair
handles. Surface mounted
Russwin deadbolt.

Pair of hinges, box lock witl
top latch and white porcelair
handles.

Pair of hinges, box lock witl
top latch and brown porcelair
handles. Surface mounted
Russwin deadbolt.


Top hinge loose at jamb.


Box lock inoperable.



Box lock inoperable.




Inside handle missing.



Handles badly chipped.
Top latch inoperable.


Readjust deadbolt.


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D-17



D- 18



D-19




D 20



D.21








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HARDWARE

KINNAN RAWLINGS c .
KINNAN RAWLINGS University of Florida Page it
HOU CROSSCREEK, FLORID A A College of Architecture
CROSS CREEK, FLORIDA ARC 6852 1980 70

Element: Description : Condition : Remarks:


Pair of hi.nges, .keyed latch.
Russwin deadbolt.

Pair of hinges, box lock with
metal handles.

Pair of hinges, Russwin thumb
turn deadbolt. Box lock with
top latch and white porcelain
handles.

Pair of hinges. box lock with
top latch and white porcelain
handles.


Deadbolt missing, n
interior handle.
Box lock inoperable.
Box lock inoperable.


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D-22


D-23


D-24



D-25








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U |A College of Architecture
CROSS CREEK, FLORIDA A ARC 6852 1980 71


Element: Description : Condition : Remarks:


Pair spring hinges
Hook and eye
Eyes with no hooks
Spring attached in the
middle
Pull on outside


Pair of spring hinges
Hook and eye


Pair of spring hinges
Hook and eye


Pair of spring hinges
Hook and eye
Spring in the middle
Pull


Pair spring hinges
Hook and eye
Pull-


Pair spring hinges
Hooks and eyes
Pull


Good






Poor



Poor



Good




Good



Good


Recently rehung






Hinges rusting, should be
replaced.


Hinges rusting, should be
replaced.


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S.D. #1






S.D. #2



S.D. #3



S.D. #4




S.D. #5




S.D. #6









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KINNAN RAWLINGS University of Florida Page t

HO SE A -College of Architecture
CROSS CREEK, FLORIDA A ARC 6852 1980 72


Element: Description: Condition: Remarks:


S.D. #7




S.D. .#8



S.D. #9




S.D. #10



S.D. #11


S.D.


# 12


Pair of spring hinges
Hook and eye
Pull
Spring in the middle


Pair spring hinges
Hooks and eyes
Pull


Pair spring hinges
Hooks and eyes
Pull
Interior 6x16 kick


Pair spring hinges
Pull


Pair spring hinges
Hooks and eyes
Pull


Pair spring hinges
Hook and eye
Pull


panel


Good




Good



Good




Good


Good



Poor and sticking


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KINNAN RAWLINGS c University of Florida Page t
HO SE A | College of Architecture
US CROSS CREEK, FLORIDA ARC 6852 1980 73

Element: Description : Condition : Remarks:


S.D. #13


Pair, spring hinges
Hook and eye
Pull


Good


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_ ELECTRICAL
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THE M ARJO RIE j ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, PLUMBING
I--- AND HEATING. GENERAL.
KINNAN RAW LINGS University of Florida Page :1
HOU E c A L College of Architecture
CROSS CREEK, FLORIDA ARC 6852 1980 74


The electrical wiring was redone in the early 1970's when the University assumed
ownership. A new 100 amp. panel was installed in Room #8. Most rooms contain only one (1) single
outlet or one (1) duplex. Rooms #1 and #6 and the east porch have two (2) outlets. All outlets
are wired 110 volts.
Generally all supply lines on the exterior of the house are galvanized pipe with all
waste/soil lines being cast iron. Random use of p.v.c. has been utilized in non-visable areas when
replacement was necessary. The water itself is obtained through the use of a 1 hp pump and 4" well
located in the pump house to the southwest of the main structure. The connecting supply line is
1" p.v.c. (buried).
All waste water is carried to the septic tank located on the northwest inside corner
of the building via 6" cast iron pipe. The exact location of both the tank and drainfield are not
known.
The house utilizes natural ventilation and the fireplaces for cooling and heating.
In addition there are two gas heaters in spaces #2 and #3 that are supplied from a tank buried to
the northwest of the kitchen. The presence of numerous capped lines below and above floor level
indicates more extensive use of gas prior to the building's acquisition as a museum.








THE MARJORIE B- Section: A
LIGHT FIXTURES

KINNAN RAWLINGS c- University of Florida Page tt
H USE C A College of Architecture
CROSS CREEK, FLORIDA A ARC 6852 1980 75

Element: Description: Condition : Remarks:


EAST PORCH
S.W. CORNER

Rm.-l






Rm. -2


Rm. -3


Hexagonal wall mounted metal
fixture with glass panels.

Two (2) suspended wood bowls
14" diameter-with pullchain
on braided cotten lead.
Painted ceramic escutcheon
at ceiling, located at
third points.

Exposed ceramic pullchain on
centerline.

Metal dual socket on center-
line with pull chain and
eliptical escutcheon.


Rusting


Cotten lead fraying


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THE MARJORIE CI s LIGHT FIXTURES

KINNAN RAWLIN(GS Vt University of Florida Page t
U E A College of Architecture
HOUSE CROSS CREEK, FLORIDA A ARC 6852 1980 76

Element: Description: Condition: Remarks:


Rm. 4
EAST LEG
CENTERLINE.

SOUTH LEG
S.W. CORNER

Rm. -5






Rm. 6



Rm. 7

Rm. -8


Blue glass bell fixture with
pullchain. Ceiling mounted.


Surface-mounted pullchain.


Metal harp-shaped pullchain
with inverted glass bowl.





Glass dome with hanging
insulated rocker switch.


Pullchain ceramic fixture.

pullchain ceramic fixture.


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THE MARJORIE CP se ^LIGHT FIXTURES

KINNAN RAWLINGS University of Florida Page t
HOU E c A --College of Architecture
CROSS CREEK, FLORIDA A ARC 6852 1980 77

Element: Description: Condition : Remarks:


Rm. 9
ROOM CENTER-.
LINE
ABOVE
LAVATORY


Rm. -11





Rm. -12

ROOM CENTER-
LINE

ABOVE
LAVATORY


Ceramic pullchain on center-
line of ceiling.
Wall mounted white glass
scalloped pullchain.


Suspended wood bowl 15" dia-
meter with pullchain fixture
on braided cotten lead.
Painted ceramic escutcheon
at ceiling on room center.



Octagonal, tiered white glass
ceiling mounted pullchain.

Wall mounted glass tulip
pullchain with elect
receptacle. *


Inoperable


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KINNAN RAWLINGS University of Florida Page t
HOU E C A ---College of Architecture
CROSS CREEK, FLORIDA A ARC 6852 1980 78


Element: Description: Condition: "Remarks:


ROOM #6




ROOM #9.









ROOM #12


Cast iron, single- bowl, sink
(30"x18") w/drain off-center
to left. White enamel.


Lavatory. White ceramic
pedestal (24"x20"). Surface
mounted, dual handle controls.

Shower. White steel prefab
(32"x32"x78")


Water closet.
3/8" supply.


White ceramic


Lavatory. White enamel cast
iron, wall mounted; white
ceramic controls. 3/4"
galvanized supply.

White tub. Cast iron on legs
(60"x30"). Independent showed
controls above. Tub supply
and drain thru floor 1 1/2"
cast iorn drain.

Water closet. White ceramic
bowl & detached closet locate
6 1/2" above bowl. 3/8" supp-
2" cast iron drain.


Good. Hardware operable.




Good. Hardware operable.



Operable.



Operable.


Operable.



Drain and cold water operable.




operable.

y


I


Plated metal drain escussion.
corroding. Bowl slightly
stained. New 2" waste of
p.v.c. exposed below sink.
Sink set in wood counter top'.

Galvanized 3/4" supply & drain
exposed. Exits thru east wall


Galvanized 3/4" supply exposed
Base of unit, rusting in
scattered locations.

Interior of tank & controls
badly stained.

Drain stopper & overflow not
working.




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WALLS















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THE MARJORIE B Section: A
FRONT PORCH
KINNAN RAWLINGS c S- U
KINNAN RAWLINGS University of Florida Page t
HOU E c A -- College of Architecture
CROSS CREEK, FLORIDA A ARC 6852 1980 79


Element.: Description: Condition :Remarks:


3" cypress, unfinished



West wall is board and
batten. Other walls are
vertical matched and beaded
(boxcar) siding below screen
windows. Rustoleum White
(520) paint finish.

5" planks with 2"x4" joists
2' o.c. Rustoleum White
(520) finish.


Weathered,
along east
plank near

Molding is
collecting
screens.


warped, failing
wall. Chipped
door of east wall.

cracked, dirt
on walls below


Joints are separating, nails
piercing ceiling planks where
roofing nails are placed.
The puncture is collecting
dirt and mildew.


Replace failing boards.


I ______________________________ I ______________________________ I ______________________________


Floor
80
81
Walls






Ceiling









THE MARJORIE B section: A
ROOM 1
KINNAN RAWLINGS University of Florida Page t
HO SU E | c A College of Architecture
U CROSS CREEK, FLORIDA ARC 6852 1980


Element: Description : Condition : Remarks:


3" x 10' pine planks with
Rustoleum Ardmore Green
(CE 745) paint finish.




Board and batten construc-
tion, pine, Rustoleum White
(520) paint finish.






Board and batten construc-
tion, pine, hand planed,
Rustoleum White (520) paint
finish.


Some deflection in boards.
Paint is worn in main path
from front door to entry of
Room 3. Rugs in the room
have protected some areas from
deterioration.


Mildew is developing on all
walls. Dirt collecting in
cracks, paint cracked on west
wall. South wall around fire-
place is deflected. Wall #4
has crack in upper left
corner. Moldings where walls
meet are separating.


Deflection and cracking along
lighting connection at ceiling
Center beam has fine line
cracks along its length and
at wall connection.


A I


Last painting done in
1970-71 (ranger information)
Need new painting.




Remove mildew, molding
reattached, crack stabil-
ized, repaint.


Floor
84
85



Walls

82

83




Ceiling








THE MARJORIE B section: A
KINNAN RAWLNGS l S | pRoom 2
KINNAN RAWLINGS University of Florida Page t
HOUSE A College of Architecture
CROSS CREEK, FLORIDA ARC 6852 1980 81

Element: Description : Condition [ Remarks:


Pine planks painted with
Rustoleum Ardmore Green
(CE 745). Rug covers most
of floor.

Pine, board and batten
construction with Rustoleum
White (520) paint finish.

Acoustical tile placed over
original construction of
board and battens.


Good condition.



Dirt collecting in cracks


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Heated room.


Floor



Walls



Ceiling









THE MARJORIE B section: A
KINNAN RAWLINGS ,c Room 3
KINNAN RAWLINGS c- University of Florida Page t
HOUSE CRos A C ,-I College of Architecture
CROSS CREEK, FLORIDA ARC 6852 1980 82


Element: Description: Condition: Remarks:


Pine, 3" plank flooring with
Rustoleui Ardmore Green
(CE 745).


Pine, horizontal matched and
beaded (boxcar) siding with
Rustoleum White (520) paint
finish.



Pine matched and beaded
(boxcar) siding with Rustole-
um White (520) paint finish.


All moldings at doorways have
worn paint and there is a
crack in door stop at south
wall.

The corner between north and
east wall is failing. A hole
in the siding approximately 2"
x3" in lower part of east
wall. Mildew is present on
all walls.

Collection of dirt and some
separation of joints. Paint
around heater. vent. Outlet
through the ceiling has
cracked and discolored paint.


a .5 1


Rug covers most of floor.
Repaint.



Stabilize corner (Problem
stems from termites and/or
settlement.) Repair hole,
remove mildew, repaint.



Clean surface, repaint.


Floor




Walls
88




Ceiling

87








THE MARJORIE B Section: B

KINNAN RAWLINGS R oom |p4
--- University of Florida Page t1
HOU E c A -College of Architecture
CROSS CREEK, FLORIDA AARC 6852 1980 33


Element: Description: Condition : Remarks:


Cypress 3" wide planks with
no finish.




Board and batten on interior
walls, screen and horizontal
plank walls along exterior
walls.



Board and batten siding
with Rustoleum White (520)
paint finish.


I A


Deflection towards south wall.
Boards are concave in shape,
crucial area of warpage and
and deterioration is at door
to exterior on south wall.

South wall horizontal planks
are split with large holes.
Dirt collection and some
staining where the corner of
the east and south wall meet
with the ceiling.

Some deflection, but overall
in good condition.


Remove badly worn planks..





Woodbox attached to west
wall (Rustoleum Ardmore
Green (CE 745) paint
finish). Replace horizon-
tal planks on south wall
and repaint.


Floor

89



Walls

90




Ceiling








THE MARJORIE B section: B
TKINNAN RAWLINGS c Room 5

KINNAN RAWLINGS University of Florida Page 1t
HOUSE CRo cRA 1- College of Architecture
HOUS_ CROSS CREEK, FLORIDA A L ARC 6852 1980 84


Element: Description: Condition: Remarks:


Pine, 3" wide plank flooring
with clear varnish finish.




Horizontal matched and
beaded (boxcar) siding with
off-white paint finish.



Matched and beaded (boxcar)
siding with off-white paint
finish.


Past termite damage near
north window. Floor trim
pulled from north wall.
Flooring has dull finish.
Overall stability is good.

Mildew is on all walls.
Joints collecting dirt where
seams are failing. Woodwork
pulled from the corner of the
north and west wall.

Mildew, joints split.


a ______________________________ i


Repair trim, refinish
floor.




Remove mildew, repair
joints.




Remove mildew, repair
joints.


Floor
91



Walls
92



Ceiling








THE MARJORIE B Section: B

KINNAN RAWLINGS c .o
University of Florida Page J3
HO SU E c A College of Architecture
US CROSS CREEK, FLORIDA ARC 6852 1980 85


Element: Description: Condition: Remarks:


5" wide unfinished cypress
planks.-







East wall has matched and
beaded (boxcar) siding with
battens. All other walls are
board and batten with off-
white paint finish.

Board and batten with
Rustoleum White (520)
paint finish.


Good stability with slight
warpage.







Cracks above door where nail
placed in south wall. Spider
webs above cabinets. Paint
cracked on cabinets.


Joinery split, mildew.


Not original wood, has
been replaced with new
wood according to ranger
(Sally Morrison); original
maintenance for flooring
was to scrub floor period-
ically with lye to keep
white. Not done now.


Repaint cabinets.





Repair joints, remove
mildew.


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Floor








Walls





Ceiling