Former home of Alfred I. and Jessie Ball duPont celebrates silver

Former home of Alfred I. and Jessie Ball duPont celebrates silver

Epping Forest Yacht Club, the former home of Alfred I. and Jessie Ball duPont, is celebrating 25 years as one of the most prestigious private clubs in the south. On Saturday, Mar. 16, members and guests will celebrate this silver anniversary at a Casino Royale party in the historic mansion.

The Mansion, constructed in the 1920s, is listed on the Register of National Historic Places and consists of a mixture of Gothic, Spanish Renaissance and Baroque architectural style, which has been transformed into a private club atmosphere. The formal garden, walkways and fountains have all been restored to their 1920s original look. In 2012, The Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects recognized Epping Forest Yacht Club as the 3rd Place Recreational Facility in the Florida Architects 100 Years.
100 Places competition.

Epping Forest Yacht Club, a Gate Petroleum developed community, has evolved from a historic estate to one of the finest private clubs in Jacksonville. The only private waterfront yacht club on the east bank of the St. Johns River, Epping Forest Yacht Club offers its members world class casual and formal dining in beautifully appointed dining rooms overlooking the St. Johns River, banquet facilities, a state of the art fitness center, tennis, swimming, a 72-slip marina, and an active calendar of social events.

When the club first opened in 1988, Ted Kilpatrick, Epping Forest’s first managing director,
stated, “Epping Forest Yacht Club is going to be one of the most exciting clubs in the country because of its historical significance and the care with which it has been restored.”

Twenty-five years later, Epping Forest Yacht Club continues to be just that and looks forward to celebrating years of history and memories that will last a lifetime!

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