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Pensacola in Escambia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Yonge House

 
 
The Yonge House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, August 24, 2019
1. The Yonge House Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1910, this Arts & Crafts style house was the home of Phillip Keyes (P.K.) Yonge, a successful Pensacola lumber magnate who served on several state and local education boards. In 1905, he helped reincorporate the Florida Historical Society, originally founded in 1856 and briefly served as its president. His younger son, architect Chandler Cox Yonge, designed the house, his first in a prolific career of prominent Florida buildings. P.K. Yonge's elder son, Julien Chandler (J.C.) Yonge, was the editor of the Florida Historical Quarterly from 1925 until 1955. For decades, P.K. and J.C. Yonge collected articles, books and other materials. Originally stored in a small brick library behind the house, their collection became the largest private Florida history collection in the world. The original library still contains J.C.'s handwritten, graphite labels organizing the collection. J.C. rejected offers to sell the collection, stating he wanted to give it to the people of Florida. In 1944, J.C. donated it all to the University of Florida in his father's name, creating the P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History. He became the library's
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director and spent his salary buying books to continue to grow the collection.
 
Erected 2018 by Dr. and Mrs. Wayne P. Campbell Jr., and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-1019.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureCharity & Public WorkEducation. A significant historical year for this entry is 1910.
 
Location. 30° 25.438′ N, 87° 11.438′ W. Marker is in Pensacola, Florida, in Escambia County. Marker is at the intersection of East Jackson Street and North 20th Avenue, on the left when traveling east on East Jackson Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1924 East Jackson Street, Pensacola FL 32501, 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. Frascati (approx. half a mile away); Emanuel Point Shipwrecks / Los Naufragios de Emanuel Point (approx. half a mile away); Church of the Sacred Heart (approx. one mile away); Historic John the Baptist Church (approx. one mile away); Hawkshaw (approx. one mile away); "Submarine Lifeguard League" (approx. 1.1 miles away); Revolutionary War Veterans Minuteman Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Purple Heart Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pensacola.
 
The Yonge House and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, August 24, 2019
2. The Yonge House and Marker
The Yonge House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, August 24, 2019
3. The Yonge House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 10, 2020, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 640 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 10, 2020, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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