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Known as the first multi-year settlement in the present-day United States, it’s safe to say Pensacola is known for its historic architecture. Our past surrounds the city — from the humble Creole shotgun cottages of Belmont-DeVilliers and Victorian mansions of North Hill, to the charming veranda-wrapped homes of East Hill and the sprawling Gilded Age estates of Bayshore drive along Pensacola Bay.

What continues to make Pensacola so attractive to locals and visitors alike is the captivating and timeless homes and architecture that continues to make Pensacola a living, breathing history book.

Here’s a list of 9 of the oldest homes for sale in Pensacola:

14 West Gadsden Street

1. 14 West Gadsden Street

Built: c. 1900
Asking price: $660,000
Size: 6 beds, 4 baths and 5,960 square feet.
Price per square foot: $110.

Notable features: This Queen Anne Victorian Style home originally built by Thomas W. Finch boasts exquisite 19th-century architecture, 13-foot ceilings, and four separate kitchens.

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1900 W Jackson Street

2. 1900 West Jackson Street

Built: 1900
Neighborhood: Westside-Brownsville
Asking price: $164,900
Size: 4 beds, 2 baths and 1,982 square feet.
Price per square foot: $83

Notable features: One of the only remaining Creole cottages west of downtown, this home is a rare find on Pensacola’s Westside near Brownsville. The home features the original exposed brick fireplace as a focal point on the home.

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1208 E Gadsden Street

3. 1208 East Gadsden Street

Built: 1908
Neighborhood: East Hill
Asking price: $319,900
Size: 2 beds, 2 baths and 1,480 square feet.
Price per square foot: $216

Notable features: This craftsman cottage was built in 1908 and features its original large front porch and two original exposed brick fireplaces.

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17 W La Rua Street

4. 17 West La Rua Street

Built: 1887
Neighborhood: North Hill
Asking price: $475,000
Size: 5 beds, 5 baths and 3,738 square feet.
Price per square foot: $127.

Notable features: This North Hill historic home was built in the 1880s and sits across the street from the site of Fort George, an 18th Century British fort that was the Siege of Pensacola, one of the most important battles of the American Revolutionary War. It has seven fireplaces and its own library.

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903 North Spring Street

5. 903 North Spring Street

Built: 1900
Neighborhood: North Hill
Asking price: $309,000
Size: 4 beds, 4 baths and 3,984 square feet.
Price per square foot: $77

Notable features: This originally built in 1900 by the Forbes family. Mr. Forbes, who worked in the Pensacola lumber industry, designed and built this Queen Anne Victorian mansion for his family.

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113 Seamarge Circle

6. 113 Seamarge Circle

Built: 1905
Neighborhood: Bayshore/Barrancas
Asking price: $3, 250,000
Size: 7 beds, 8 baths and 11,500 square feet.
Price per square foot: $282

Notable features: Seamarge is the historic 13-acre estate built by William Alexander Blount, Sr. The 28-room mansion completed in 1905 was built with a greenhouse, servant quarters, horse stables and a private rail station serving the once hugely popular Pensacola streetcar system.

Today, only the house, which sits on 1.37 acres, remains of the original estate; the surrounding land has been sold off and developed by others.

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1005 North 16th Avenue

7. 1005 North 16th Avenue

Built: 1908
Neighborhood: East Hill
Asking price: $259,900
Size: 3 beds, 2 baths and 2,250 square feet.
Price per square foot: $115

Notable features: This home features rare Colonial style cottage architecture found in East Hill and includes a two-story apartment on the property.

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1108 West Government Street

8. 1108 West Government Street

Built: 1908
Neighborhood: Tanyard
Asking price: $40,000
Size: 3 beds, 1 bath and 980 square feet.
Price per square foot: $40

Notable features: While it may be hard to imagine today, this 1908 home was once in the heart of a thriving neighborhood called the Tanyard west of downtown Pensacola. Due to the lack of preservation laws practiced in cities like New Orleans or Savannah, this neighborhood has been mostly demolished for cheaper, lower-quality redevelopment. A dedicated buyer has the opportunity to restore this piece of history to its original glory.

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820 E La Rua Street

9. 820 E La Rua Street

Built: 1912
Neighborhood: Old East Hill
Asking price: $239,000
Size: 2 beds, 2 bath and 1,282 square feet.
Price per square foot: $186

Notable features: A rare find in Old East Hill. This home features two large porches on the front and rear of the 1912 cottage.

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