|Florida during 2nd Spanish Period (1784-1821)|
|1798||Andres Ximenez & wife Juana build the House.
They have General Store, Billiard room and Tavern downstairs.
They live upstairs with their 5 children
|Florida becomes a U.S. Territory (1821)|
|1830||Margaret Cook buys house from Ximenez heirs.
She had recently moved to St. Aug. from So. Carolina She added the 2-story West Wing.
She was a widow. Mrs. Cook hired Eliza Whitehurst to run the Boarding House.
Mrs. Whitehurst ran the boarding house for 9 years, until her death.
|1838||Sarah Petty Anderson buys House from Mrs. Cook for $4,000.
In 1836, the Seminoles burned her sugar Plantation home "Dunlawton".
She bought the Boarding house from Mrs. Cook, & moved in with her extended family for safety during the Seminole Indian Wars.
|Florida becomes the 27th State (1845)|
|1855||Sarah Anderson decides to move to Tallahassee to join her two sons.
She gets her friend Louisa Fatio to run the boarding house.
|1855||Louisa Fatio, daughter of Don Francisco Felipe Fatio, buys the House from Anderson for $3,000.
She was a single woman who raised several nieces.
Miss Fatio had previously operated 2 boarding houses.
|1875||Louisa Fatio dies and leaves property to her heirs.
A nephew, Mr. Dunham, eventually obtained title.
|1939||Florida Colonial Dames purchased property from Judge David Dunham.
They restored and interpreted the House to the Boarding House period.
|1946||The house opened as a museum to the public.|