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Great Houses of Fernandina Beach Premiers on Amelia Island

Nov 21, 2012 08:00AM
Local author, Dickie Anderson has released her newest book, Great Houses of Fernandina, Architectural Masterpieces From Amelia Island's Golden Age. The soft-cover book, published by Sweetpea Media, Inc. and the Amelia Islander Magazine, features 22 houses in Fernandina's Historic District. Detailed descriptions highlight architectural details and the histories of the original families who built and lived in the homes. Historian Jan Johannes took the photographs for the book. Adrienne Burke, Preservation Planner for the City of Fernandina Beach, and Ron Kurtz, lecturer, historian, and former director of the Amelia Island Museum of History, contributed introductions. A map with a suggested driving tour of the Great Houses is included. Dickie Anderson is a columnist, freelance writer, and lecturer, as well as a trained docent at the Amelia Island Museum of History. A formal launch of the book will be held at the Amelia Island Museum of History, Sunday, December 2 from 1 to 4 p.m. Books are available at The Book Loft, Books Plus, Front and Centre, the Amelia Island Museum of History, and The Plantation Shop at Palmetto Walk. To purchase a copy by mail contact Dickie Anderson at [email protected], or by calling (904) 556-6455.