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Roosevelt Elementary School

 
 
Roosevelt Elementary School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, April 13, 2017
1. Roosevelt Elementary School Marker
Inscription.  Theodore Roosevelt was the Assistant Secretary of the Navy when the battleship U.S.S. Maine was sunk in Havana Harbor. After the United States declared war on Spain in April 1898, initiating the Spanish American War, Roosevelt resigned his position and joined the military. Lieutenant Colonel Roosevelt recruited volunteers to serve in the newly organized 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry, which soon earned the nickname "Rough Riders." In June 1898, Roosevelt and the Rough Riders camped in Tampa before they disembarked to Cuba. Famed for their charge up Cuba's San Juan Hill, the Rough Riders were brave men who were determined to achieve an independent Cuba, a goal that Tampa's Cuban immigrants had long sought.

Theodore Roosevelt School constructed in 1925, benefits even today from the spirit of the Rough Riders. This school of academic excellence maintains a close relationship with the Tampa Bay Rough Riders, its partner for educational and civic activities. Designed by B.C. Bonfoey in Mediterranean Revival style, Roosevelt Elementary School includes classic features. Crisp architectural lines are enhanced by subtle ornamental
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moldings and twin bell towers stand watch over the school much like Teddy's own sentries might have.
 
Erected 2006 by Roosevelt Elementary School, Hillsborough County Historical Advisory Council.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationWar, Spanish-American. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #26 Theodore Roosevelt series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1925.
 
Location. 27° 54.993′ N, 82° 29.831′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker is on South Ferdinand Avenue just north of West Tacon Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3205 South Ferdinand Avenue, Tampa FL 33629, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Convent of the Holy Names (approx. 0.4 miles away); Congregation Rodeph Sholom (approx. 0.6 miles away); "I Pledge Allegiance..." (approx. one mile away); The Bayshore Boulevard of Dreams (approx. 1.4 miles away); Congregation Schaari Zedek (approx. 1˝ miles away); Battlefield (approx. 1.6 miles away); Kate Jackson Recreation Center (approx. 1.8 miles away); Hyde Park's Bungalow Terrace (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tampa.
 
Roosevelt Elementary School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, April 13, 2017
2. Roosevelt Elementary School Marker
Roosevelt Elementary School Marker and school image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, April 13, 2017
3. Roosevelt Elementary School Marker and school
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 6, 2017. It was originally submitted on December 4, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 350 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 4, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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