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Key West in Monroe County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Oldest Schoolhouse

 
 
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By Marsha A. Matson, May 28, 2015
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Inscription. Built about 1838 and moved to this location after the hurricane of 1846, the Patterson-Baldwin House is believed to be one of the oldest buildings in Key West. The Classical Revival style house is reputed to have been built, but never occupied, by Alexander Patterson, a prominent Key West citizen and mayor. Various sources indicate that the Pickney family lived in the house and that Mrs. Pickney’s sister Madame Passaloque, taught classes here until 1860, giving the house the distinction of being he first school in Key West. John Baldwin, who twice served as mayor of Key West, purchased the house in 1860. The property remained in the Baldwin family for more than 100 years. The house was painstakingly restored by Edward B. Knight in 1962. At first only the house's front side was restored to provide a “before and after” picture of how it could one day look. This award winning demonstration received national publicity and helped spark the historic preservation movement in Key West.
 
Erected 2011 by Sponsored by Edward B. Knight and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-724.)
 
Location. 24° 33.417′ N, 81° 48.224′ W. Marker is in Key West, Florida, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection
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By Marsha A. Matson, May 28, 2015
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of Duval Street and Eaton Street, on the left when traveling west on Duval Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 336 Duval Street, Key West FL 33040, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Paul's Episcopal Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Key West Woman's Club (within shouting distance of this marker); The Samuel O. Johnson House (within shouting distance of this marker); Old City Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Naval Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); Audubon House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Little White House (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Little White House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Key West.
 
Categories. Education
 
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By Marsha A. Matson, May 28, 2015
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. This page has been viewed 193 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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