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Donnelly House

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Just refurbished

What a beautiful historic house. We happened to jump into a Masonic member who helped in the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
sillysull
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Exquisite to look at.

I was very excited to see this home and its contents, I was very disappointed to learn you cannot... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ed D
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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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Mount Dora, FL
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a beautiful historic house. We happened to jump into a Masonic member who helped in the renovations. Keith gave us a great history lesson. There are no tour available inside the house. Yet. It is a site to see. Thanks again Keith.

Thank sillysull
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was very excited to see this home and its contents, I was very disappointed to learn you cannot enter the home and there are no tours.

Thank Ed D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Donnelly House is a beautiful historic home and centerpiece of the town of Mount Dora. For 100 years it has been home to the Masonic Lodge of Mount Dora. It is currently being painted and will continue to be an outstanding landmark. Don't forget...More

Thank 56Claire2016
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The home is beautiful from the outside. Would have been nice to tour this old home but not available to tour. Disappointing.

Thank josieward944
Reviewed 3 December 2016

This is probably considered Mount Dora's most iconic house or structure and not the Lakeside Inn. Designed by the prolific 19th century architect George Franklin Barber, the house is an example of the Queen Anne Victorian also known as Steamboat Gothic. The only bad side...More

Thank MrEdnWilbur
Reviewed 15 November 2016

The Donnelly house is impressive and gorgeous. The only drawback is not being able to get inside. The house is owned by the Masons who don't always allow people inside. We talked to some locals who told us they had never even been in. Although,...More

Thank Evan B
Reviewed 9 September 2016

While not open to the public everyday, occasionally the Mount Dora Lodge #238, F & AM, opens for public tours. The JP Donnelly House belonged to one of our early pioneers.

1  Thank dcberndt
Reviewed 22 July 2016

The Donnelly House is named after the main developer of the city of Mt. Dora, and sits next to Donnelly Park in the middle of downtown. The Masons currently own the building and the Order of the Rainbow ( girl masons) do an annual dinner...More

Thank Solomon_Montana
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Wonderful Queen Anne structure with all the Masonic symbols evident. Wish it was an open museum Right off the main drag.?the Masons still use it for meetings

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Really quite an entrancing and rather enchanting piece of architecture and surprising to us that it was a masonic lodge as the ones back home in Scotland tend to be generally quite staid, solid and severe buildings.This one really should be hired out as a...More

Thank alibats61
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Annmccrarey
21 October 2016|
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Response from Solomon_Montana | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure. It is old enough to have picked up a few myths along the way. You will have to swing by on Halloween night and find out.
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dkolson1225
11 July 2016|
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Response from Solomon_Montana | Reviewed this property |
You need to contact the Mason's who own the house. Last I saw the building is for sale.
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