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Charles Lafayette Knight

“Charley”

 

—May 31, 1928 - March 25, 1996 —

 
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1. Charles Lafayette Knight Marker
Inscription. "Knight's Point" is dedicated in memory of Charley Knight, a native Tampan, well-known property appraiser and prominent collector of Native-American artifacts. Knight always had a keen interest in and fond feelings for the 177-acre tract of land now known as Harbour Island. Dating back to the early 1900's his grandfather, C.L. "Lefty" Knight, conceived the idea that the mud flat, then known as Seddon Island, would make an ideal shipping facility. He worked diligently with city government in perfecting the title to the man-made island, and then selling the island to the Seaboard Railroad.

In later years Charley Knight always felt the potential use of the island was far better than just the storage yard and railroad distribution center than it had become. Often referred to as the founding father of Harbour Island, Charley Knight envisioned an upscale commercial and residential development creating Tampa's new urban community; a vision that became reality when Beneficial Corporation acquired the island in 1979. "Knight's Point" is a tribute to his perseverance and dreams for the future of Tampa and this island.

Erected January 23, 1998 by the Tampa Historical Society
in cooperation with Harbour Island Inc.

 
Erected 1998 by the Tampa
Charles Lafayette Knight Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, July 31, 2010
2. Charles Lafayette Knight Marker
Overlooking the Hillsborough River Channel and downtown Tampa
Historical Society in cooperation with Harbour Island Inc.
 
Location. 27° 56.33′ N, 82° 27.3′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker can be reached from South Harbour Island Boulevard, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tampa FL 33602, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Royal Yacht Britannia (a few steps from this marker); Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca (within shouting distance of this marker); Gordon Keller (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Mirabella Fish Company (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jose Gasparilla (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Bayshore Boulevard (approx. 0.3 miles away); World's First Scheduled Commercial Airline (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dominican Proto-Martyrs of America (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Tampa.
 
More about this marker. The marker is on Tampa's Harbour Island outside the Knight's Point complex, overlooking the waterfront of the Hillsborough River Channel near the entrance of the Garrison and Seddon Channels. It is capped with the crest of the Tampa Historical Society.
 
Regarding Charles Lafayette Knight. Knight's Point is a commercial, retail, and
Knight's Point on Harbour Island image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, July 31, 2010
3. Knight's Point on Harbour Island
Viewed from across the Hillsborough River Channel
professional office complex which includes the Westin Harbour Island Hotel.
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
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By AGS Media, July 31, 2010
4. Harbour Island Sign
Sign at the entrance to the Harbour Island Boulevard Bridge
 
 
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