Reinette Long Hunt (1873-1940), the third owner of The Grove, added three rental cottages to the north side of her property in the late 1930s. Only one of these buildings, known as the Burr Cottage, remains on the site today.
Jensen family at the Burr Cottage (105 E. 3rd Ave.), ca. 1940. Photo courtesy Margaret Jensen
Anthony Jensen plays the piano in the living room of the Burr Cottage for his mother, ca. 1940. Photo courtesy of Margaret Jensen
This cottage was built around 1880 and located among the pecan grove just north of the Call-Collins House. Ellen Call Long, The Grove's second owner, originally used the cottage for raising silkworms. The Collins family had the silk worm cottage torn down in the early 1950s. Prior to that, it was the home of Robert Aldridge, Reinette's business partner, who lived on The Grove property for many years before his death in 1952. Photo courtesy of Margaret Jensen
Interior floor plan of the silk worm cottage, drawn by Anthony Jensen in 1967. Photo courtesy of Margaret Jensen
1926 Sanborn Insurance Map for The Grove, adapted by Leslie Divoll in 1992. Reinette Long Hunt, third owner of the property, operated The Grove Hotel at the time of this map. Note the addition with stairs on the north elevation of the Call-Collins House, which functioned as a sleeping porch. Key: 1. Call-Collins House, 2. silk worm cottage, 3. possible garage, 4. possible shed. From Divoll, "The Grove," on file with the Florida Master Site File
1944 Sanborn Insurance map for The Grove, adapted by Lesile Divoll in 1992. Key: 1. the Call-Collins House, 2. silk worm cottage (note that #3's and 4's are gone from 1926 map), 5. 1939 cottage "A," 6. 1939 Burr Cottage, 7. 1939 cottage "B," 8, possible shed. From Divoll, "The Grove," on file with the Florida Master Site File
902 N. Monroe., Tallahassee, FL 32303
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