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Historical Baker House Re-Opened for the Holidays December 19

Baker House, the oldest restored "Cracker House" in Pasco County, which was closed to the public due to lack of funding and volunteers a couple of years ago is decorated and open for tours and refreshments, one day only, December 19, 2009.

Historical Baker House in Pasco County

The historic Baker House, located on Moog Road in Holiday next to the Pasco Arts Council and the Centennial Park Library, will be open for tours from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 19. The event is free; punch and cookies will be served.


Built in 1882 and now owned by Pasco County, the Baker House was restored in the early 1990s and opened to the public as a museum in February 1993. One of the volunteers in reclaiming this piece of Pasco history was also once a resident there, for fifteen years--Mary Cook Vinson, who passed away in 2007 at the age of 92, was one of those responsible for the restoration effort.  Due to a lack of volunteers to staff the building, the doors were closed about two years ago.


This year, members of the Elfers Centennial Garden Club stepped forward and offered to clean the house and get it ready for the holidays. The group will be at the site on Saturday, Dec. 12 from 9 to 11 a.m. to clean and decorate. A second open house is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 23. Azbell said the garden club hopes to hold one open house each month.

 Earliest Known Photo of Baker House

The Baker House was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on Feb. 14, 1997. To learn more, visit www.westpascohistoricalsociety.org.

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