Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The Veranda Gallery & Tea Room



Fort King Street begins in the old downtown and goes in a straight line east four miles to Baseline Road where it ends, close to Silver River Park, Silver Springs Park, and the Ocala National Forest.

The renovated home housing Briggs Law Firm we posted yesterday is located on Fort King Street.

As you leave downtown, you enter the Historic Area as noted on the sign. The first building on the right is another renovated home, known now as the Veranda Gallery and Tea Room. The women in my life love to visit this place and its six rooms of art and gifts. The Veranda Gallery also serves lunch and when its not too hot or too cold you can eat on the - tada! - veranda!

For more info, click here.

Photos are by Lois Anne.

22 comments:

the buddhess said...

I'd love to visit the Tea Veranda House. I'm wondering what kind of tea they have. :)

Jacob said...

Hi Buddhess - all kinds of tea, I think...

It is a fun place to walk around. There's lots of "stuff" to see and buy.

Lois said...

This looks like my "cup of tea"! Sorry Jacob I couldn't help myself, I had to say it! Really this does look like a great place to eat lunch and spend a lazy afternoon. I love the old house!

JM said...

This house is beautiful! How nice it must be to have lunch at the balcony!

cieldequimper said...

It's almost tea-time here now! What a gorgeous place, no wonder the women in your life ;-) like it!

Jarart said...

Love the big old house. I would enjoy a visit too. It's much larger than the one I posted today.

Bath Daily Photo Blog said...

I too would love to have tea on the verandah! We don't have verandah's in Bath.. more is the pity!

Vogon Poet said...

I'm quite ashamed to confess that I do not like tea, but I'll be ready to sip a cup or two to stay on the veranda of the Veranda Gallery!

Jacob said...

Vogon Poet, you need not be ashamed. We won't tea-se you about it!

Jacob said...

Bath - why no verandahs in Bath? Too cold? I think verandah is just a fancy name for wrap-around porch.

m_m said...

Beautiful house! Nice photos!

Daryl said...

Oh a pretty old district AND gift shops .. I am so there!

Dottie Jo said...

Another beautiful building - I'd love to visit it!

Nancy said...

I have always admired old of homes. I long for a wrap around porch.

Have a great day!

Nancy

tash said...

Hi Lois Anne & Jacob, greetings from So Cal.
These historic homes (today's and yesterday's) are really amazing. So nice to see them so well preserved.

Arnaud said...

Waht a great place !

Per Stromsjo said...

Being surrounded by people who love the place, I bet you get quite a few chances to be there as well... ;)

Mo said...

A lovley place to have tea. Do they have lovely little cakes to go with it.

Dusty Lens said...

These old homes are quite appealing with all the craftsmanship that is typically lost today. Homes are slapped up in a short order. Even the sign has charm.

Jacob said...

Mo - I don't know from the cakes. I usually wait outside on the veranda while the ladies are shopping...heh, heh!

Lisa Wilson said...

That house would fit in really well in Telluride!

valeria said...

Oh, that would be such a nice place to have a good cup of tea!!!!

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