This lovingly restored Queen Anne Victorian was once the dream home of ship captain William Hazard Northup. It was built for him on a spacious, shady lot in downtown Pensacola where he could keep an eye on his business interests and still smell the salty air. During Captain Northup's distinguished careers at sea and on land, he also served Pensacola as a Councilman, as Mayor, and as Collector of Customs and Postmaster under Presidents Roosevelt and Taft.
His exquisite home, with its gleaming hardwood floors and paneling, sparkling chandeliers, and charming Victorian nuances was a favorite gathering place for the leaders of turn-of-the-century Pensacola. Northup's son Edwin, continued this tradition after he and his family moved into the house upon Captain Northup's death. Because Edwin and Louise Northup deeply loved music, the "gatherings" expanded to include a group of musicians and eventually led to the founding of The Pensacola Philharmonic Orchestra in 1926.