Taylor House Museum of Historic Frenchtown

Taylor House Museum of Historic Frenchtown


The Tallahassee urban league is working tirelessly to renovate The Taylor house. The renovations will help improve exhibits and create new ones. Thank you all for your support.
I'm wondering if anyone familiar with Frenchtown from the 30s-70s would recognize my house. It's been in Crawfordville since 1980, but a previous home owner said it was moved from Frenchtown. In the 80s it was white in color, and underneath the white paint was purple (I don't know when the color change would have been, so it would have been either color in Frenchtown).
A developer put it on a new subdivision in Crawfordville between 1978-1980. The developer was LB Jay Enterprises, under Malone Peddie and Bill Clark if that helps. I've been searching for about a year to figure out where my house came from with no luck before 1980 so far. Any help is appreciated.

Welcome to the Taylor House Museum of Historic Frenchtown's official page, built in 1894 an About the Lewis Washington Taylor House
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National Register of Historic Places

Frenchtown is one of the most historic neighborhoods in Tallahassee. Settled by freed slaves soon after the civil war, it quickly became a vibrant African-American community. One of its more prominent buildings, the Taylor House, was built in 1894 by Lewis and Lucretia Taylor. The Taylors were married on December 17, 1887. Lewis Washington Taylor, was born in

Operating as usual


The new exhibits are actively being set up and we are close to opening the museum to the public. Please help us by spreading the word about the Taylor house. Be on the lookout for our flyer with more information on opening day activities.


We are planning to open new exhibits in the middle of January. Stay tuned 😁


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Our patriarch, Lewis Washington Taylor (1865-1931). L.W. Taylor taught at the one-room, all-Black Bel Air School on ground which had once been an ante bellum plantation. He also taught at Centerville School, and the original Lincoln High School, in addition to being a salesman, who taught and tutored White children from well-to-do families for ten cents.


A to begin the week: Aquilina Celia Casañas, Lewis Washington Casañas, and Antonio Aurelio Casañas. Circa 1920s.


In this 1971 photo, our matriarch Aquilina Howell poses in front of the historic Taylor House. On this rainy end to , stop by for a visit!

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A young Aquilina Casañas (Howell) as a student at the all-Black Lincoln High School, circa 1932. Born in the Taylor House in 1917, she would become Leon County's first female Assistant Superintendent of Schools. Visit the Taylor Museum today until 2 P.M.

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442 W Georgia Street
Tallahassee, FL

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 4pm
Tuesday 10am - 4pm
Wednesday 10am - 4pm
Thursday 10am - 4pm
Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday 10am - 2pm

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