||Monday, January 1, 2001
||Bond Community, Tallahassee - Who named for?
||Bond Community: Probably named for Henry Bond, an Irish immigrant and dry goods merchant.
Henry Bond had a dry goods store on lot occupied by Guard's Armory. He had two sons,
Walter and Henry, doing business at Lloyd's (store?).
Source: Some early history (for the Tallahassean) by O.A. Myers. (1903)
In State Library of Florida's Florida Collection
Edit: According to "Landmarks & Legacies: a Guide
to Tallahassee's African American Heritage 1865-1970",
p. 19, the community is named after Dr. Benjamin Bond
a local white physician who owned much of the area.
In the 1920's Dr. Bond began dividing it into parcels
and selling them to African Americans who worked for