“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Tampa in Hillsborough County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)

Gordon Keller

Gordon Keller Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, July 26, 2011
1. Gordon Keller Marker
Inscription. Gordon Keller was a beloved citizen of Tampa -- City official, merchant, civic leader, friend -- from 1883 until his death, July 10, 1909. A grief-stricken community subscribed funds to build "a permanent monument" to him, and Gordon Keller Memorial Hospital was erected on North Boulevard in 1910. When the institution was moved to Davis Islands in 1926, its name was changed to Tampa Municipal Hospital, "Memorial to Gordon Keller." In 1956, the name was changed to Tampa General Hospital. The Gordon Keller School of Nursing was established at the earlier location in 1910. The three-year diploma school continued under that name until 1972, when it was phased out and nursing education became a part of Hillsborough Community College.
Erected 1979 by The Tampa Historical Society.
Location. 27° 56.24′ N, 82° 27.464′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker can be reached from Tampa General Circle north of Columbia Drive. Click for map. Located in the courtyard of Tampa General Hospital on Davis Islands. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Tampa General Circle, Tampa FL 33606, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Royal Yacht Britannia (approx. 0.2 miles away); Charles Lafayette Knight (approx. 0.2 miles away); Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jose Gasparilla (approx. mile away); Dominican Proto-Martyrs of America (approx. mile away); The Bayshore Boulevard (approx. 0.3 miles away); World's First Scheduled Commercial Airline (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of Mirabella Fish Company (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Tampa.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 317 times since then and 29 times this year. Last updated on , by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. Photo   1. submitted on , by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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