The Heritage Collection

Gillis House, 772 Circle Drive

This American Classical design house was built about 1901 for Stuart Knox Gillis, a teacher and prominent attorney. Mrs. Gillis stenciled the walls of the first floor rooms, which was unusual as was the French red tile roof. Mr. and Mrs. Gillis died within a week of each other, and

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Forward Movement Is Still Going Strong in DeFuniak

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Sept. 6 — (Special).–DeFuniak Springs continues to move forward. The pace: The Hygeia people will put in a large plant to manufacture, bottle and distribute their product, Coca-Cola. This plant will supply Crestview, Chlpley and surrounding towns, and DeFuniak Springs and Walton county. Daily capacity 1,20O cases. The

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Freeport History

By Rebecca “Beckie” Blount Buxton Presented at the Walton County Heritage Association Members Meeting July 15, 2010 In order to be very factual, let me tell you that I am not a historian. I am a retired first grade teacher who is especially interested in the town and county where

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Silo Scraper

The tall tool with a fin-shaped blade was discovered under the DeFuniak-Walton Library building. It was used to scrape the inside of a grain silo. [Donated by Dan Owens, then Head Librarian, Walton County Library System] [Accession No. 2012.19.1]

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