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Abraham Fisher House

October 13, 2015

As you stroll up East Main Street to the Britt Festival grounds, at 230 South 1st Street—the corner of 1st and Main—you pass the Abraham Fisher House with its large sequoias and monkey puzzle trees. Fisher constructed the central portion of the house around 1860, although the lot was not deeded to him until 1866. Fisher had arrived in Jacksonville around 1853. Joined by his brother Newman, the mercantile firm of A. Fisher and Brother was one of the earliest advertisers in Jacksonville’s first newspaper, The Table Rock Sentinel. With $3,000 in real estate and $13,000 in personal property, Fisher was the third heaviest tax payer in Jackson County in 1870. Fisher relocated to San Francisco in 1878.