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Florida’s First Luxury Home

By Linda Tancs

In Deland, Florida, you’ll find a jewel of the Gilded Age, Stetson Mansion.  Commissioned by John B. Stetson (of hat fame), the frame vernacular style home blends cottage, Gothic, Tudor, Moorish, and Polynesian details into a sumptuous manor house befitting a magnate of his day.  Holiday regalia now adorn the halls, and special Christmas tours will operate until 15 January.  Next year marks the 150th anniversary of the Stetson hat.  Return to the mansion with your validated Christmas tours ticket and a paying guest for a free tour from 1 February to 1 July.

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