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Florence Ranch Homestead

  • 1424 Barnes Bridge Rd.
  • Mesquite, TX 75150
  • (972) 216-6468


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David Walker Florence built the Florence Ranch home in 1871 for his young family at the age of 23.  He would stay to farm the rich blackland prairie about 37 years before retiring with his wife Julia (called Julie) in 1908.  The original structure is a fine example of late 19th century rural Texas architecture, with its central chimney, a story and a half clapboard home with shed rooms across the back and a gallery across the front.

The Farmstead is open every second Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for free tours.