View showing former slave quarters of "The Columns" in Tallahassee, Florida.

View showing former slave quarters of "The Columns" in Tallahassee, Florida.

Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory,
(please include photographer's name when noted).


  • View showing former slave quarters of "The Columns" in Tallahassee, Florida.

Image Number

  • RP06036


  • 1967

Series Title

General Note

  • Richard Parks operated a portrait studio in Tallahassee from 1962 to 1974. First called Richard Parks-Evon Streetman Photography, the studio was later renamed Richard Parks Photography after Streetman moved to Gainesville about 1965.
  • Accompanying note: "The old Slave Quarters, though a separate building, are part and parcel of The Columns since they undoubtedly served not only as a living accommodation for servants, but as the area for preparing food for the 'big house.'"
  • The Columns was built by Benjamin Chaires about 1835 on the southwest corner of Adams St. and Park Avenue. Along with the Presbyterian Church, the house served occasionally as a refuge against the Indians during the Seminole War. In 1856 the house was bought by William Bailey, a prominent Jefferson County planter, who with B.C. Lewis, founded the predecessor of the Lewis State Bank in the old Union Bank building. Later it was moved in 1971 to the northwest corner of Park Ave. and Duval Street. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.

Photographer/Personal Author

Physical Description

  • 1 photonegative - col. - 5 x 4 in.

Subject Term

Geographic Term

Subject Corporate

Learn more about the Richard Parks collection »

Order by Mail

State Archives of Florida
500 S. Bronough St.
MS #9 D
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250

(Please do not send cash in the mail.)

Order by Email
Please call with credit card numbers. We accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover

Order by Phone

Archives Photographic and Film Unit

Photographic Reproduction

Please include the image number, size of the print desired, and cropping instructions with your order.
The image number for this photograph is: RP06036.

Mailing fees: The fee is $2 for purchases under $50 and $4 for purchases over $50.

Photographic Reproduction

Please include the image number and size of the print desired with your order. For video duplication, include the film title and format desired.

5" x 7" black & white prints $10.00 each
5" x 7" color prints $10.00 each
8" x 10" black & white prints $15.00 each
8" x 10" color prints $15.00 each
11" x 14" black & white prints $30.00 each
11" x 14" color prints $30.00 each
16" x 20" black & white prints $40.00 each
Negatives of photos in collection $10.00 each
Sepia toning of prints $10.00 each

High Resolution Scans

Scanned @300 DPI
Oversize or fragile documents may not be eligible for scanning.
$10.00 per image


When ordering copies of a photograph, unless otherwise specified, the dimensions of the original image will be preserved. This means that there may be white space around the image on the paper.

You may choose to have an image cropped to fit standard frame sizes, but please be aware that part of the image may be lost in the cropping.

Original print

Entire image on 8x10 paper

White space above and below the image.


Part of the image is lost in the cropping.