One of the few 19th century "I-houses" to be found in Apalach. (I-houses are named for their common occurrence in Indiana, Illinois & Iowa; they are at least 2 rooms in length, 1 room deep, 2 stories high). This one had a central main entrance, transom, sidelights and hip-roof. It was a “ruin” in 1975. (1) Julia was born in Apalach in 1872 and died here in 1947. Her father Willis Baxter worked on a steamboat on the river and died when Julia was 10. Her mother Mary Griffin Baxter worked as a maid. Julia married William Love in 1903. He was a sawmill worker. She worked all her life as a domestic servant. They bought this house and 2 more lots on this block. They had no children. He died in 1913. She later bought another lot and ⅓ on this block. She was short, dark-complected, quiet, pleasant, and kept to herself. She stored her cleaning materials in a baby-carriage which she would push to work. People knew her whereabouts by the squeaking of the carriage’s wheels. Julia died in 1947 and was buried in Magnolia Cemetery. Her grand-nephew was the educator Charles Watson. The house was demolished, and today the lot is vacant.
(1) FL Master Site File, 1975, The Mary J. Clark Estate, FR00338, FL Div. of Historical Resources, FL Dept. of State, Tallahassee, FL