Venice in Sarasota County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Kentucky Military Institute
1845 — 1971
The campus consisted of the Venice Hotel (now Casa de Venice) which housed first year cadets, faculty and dining rooms; and the San Marco Hotel (now Venice Centre Mall) housed upperclassmen; class rooms and administrative offices (now mall shops).
The infirmary and school staff were located in the annex between both hotels. The armory (now Venice Little Theatre) contained the military offices, gymnasium, and rifle range.
On this field, Sunday full-dress parades were witnessed by thousands each year, the viewing stands were located to your right.
The Institute graduated thousands of young men who went on to serve our nation in both military and civilian roles. They have become living vessels of the Institute's guiding principle, "Character Makes The Man."
The alumni of K.M.I. are eternally grateful to the people of Venice for their warm hospitality to the Corps. We forever cherish K.M.I.'s winter home in our memories.
Erected 1985 by K.M.I. Alumni and the City of Venice.
Location. 27° 6.029′ N, 82° 26.852′ W. Marker is in Venice, Florida Click for map. This historical marker is located in the downtown business district, between the public parking lot (that use to serve as the parade ground for the K.M.I. cadets) and the public water park. Marker is in this post office area: Venice FL 34285, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Hotel Venice (within shouting distance of this marker); Venice (within shouting distance of this marker); Ennes Arcade and Hotel Valencia 1926 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); San Marco Hotel (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Kentucky Military Institute (about 400 feet away); Johnson-Schoolcraft Building 1926 (about 700 feet away); Welcome to Heritage Court / Fred H. Albee, M.D. (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lord - Higel House Restoration Project (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Venice.
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