Clifford House (Eustis, Florida)
The Clifford House is a historic home in Eustis
Eustis, Florida
Eustis is a city in Lake County, Florida, United States. The population was 15,106 at the 2000 census. The Census Bureau estimated the population in 2008 to be 19,129. It is part of the Orlando–Kissimmee Metropolitan Statistical Area.-Geography:...

, Florida
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, United States
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. It is located at 536 North Bay Street
State Road 44 (Florida)
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. On April 4, 1975, it was added to the U.S.
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 National Register of Historic Places
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. It was owned by G.D. Clifford, an early settler and local merchandiser.

Built in 1910, the 4500 sq ft (418.1 m²). Clifford house has 18 rooms and is home to the Eustis Historical Museum & Preservation Society, which was founded in 1983.

Eustis Historical Museum

Each room of the Clifford House has a different theme, and features period antiques and displays of local history. One room is called the “Indiana Jones Room”, and is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Edgar J. Banks
Edgar James Banks
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, a professor and archaeologist who spent time in Eustis, and who is held up as the inspiration for the character of Indiana Jones
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The Citrus Museum is located next to Clifford House, and features exhibits related to the area's former importance in the citrus industry, including labels, posters, utensils, tools, equipment and other memorabilia.

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