Sharon Duplantis began her studies in art and photography, receiving degrees in Graphic Arts, and Education. While teaching, photography continued to be a life-long love and area of constant study and practice. Returning to Pensacola after 30 years, Sharon found a very different city from the one she left, and has taken much joy in reconnecting with her hometown through the medium of photography.
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Cottage Charm in Historic Seville: Treasures of Pensacola’s Historic District
by Sharon Duplantis
ESTABLISHED IN 1559…
Recently discovered artifacts in Pensacola, Florida, have unearthed the first Spanish colony, founded by Don Tristan de Luna in 1559. Since then, hurricanes, repeated conquests – by the French, British, and Spanish – fires, and civil war have shaped a struggling, adaptive settlement in the heart of what is now known as the Pensacola Historic District. Most of the homes still standing in the district were built between the early and late 19th century by people of diverse culture and circumstances.
This collection of photographs explores that diversity – from the grand homes surrounding Seville Square to the tiny Creole cottages and shotgun houses adorned with charming Victorian millwork. Striking photographs capture the dignity and beauty of these historic homes, offering an appreciation of this unique, intriguing era. Through these pages, you can envision those who lived here and what happened on these streets and in those houses over 100 years ago…