Lawrence Bernard Brown, American, 1856 - 1941 Search this
Historic L.B. Brown House Museum, American, founded 1892 Search this
Overall with Weight: 21 1/8 × 12 × 14 1/2 in., 140 lb. (53.7 × 30.5 × 36.8 cm, 63.5 kg)
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Bartow, Polk County, Florida, United States, North and Central America
This foundation stone supported an East Bartow, Florida bungalow built a century ago by Lawrence Bernard Brown (L.B. Brown). Formerly enslaved, Brown was a self-taught master carpenter and real estate developer. Through determination, thrift, and skill, Brown became a prosperous businessman and a leading citizen in the East Bartow community.
Grey foundation stone from a bungalow built by Lawrence B. Brown in Bartow, Florida. The stone is four-sided and narrowly tapers towards the top. The top of the foundation stone is flat. The front of the stone features embossed letters arranged in a circle to read “L B B."