Samuel Frederick deBary

Among the prominent guests at Brock’s hotel were Samuel Frederick de Bary and Henry A. DeLand. DeBary, an agent for Mum’s Champagne in New York, purchased 5,000 acres to the west of Enterprise in 1871 and built DeBary Hall, a grand 20-room mansion/hunting lodge, as a winter retreat for his family and friends. Over the next decade, he cultivated thousands of acres of orange trees in the area, shipping the fruit north on his steamboat line.

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