Sebring in Highlands County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Sadie Kahn Memorial Park
Erected 2012 by Sebring Centennial.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers • Women. A significant historical year for this entry is 1912.
Location. 27° 29.829′ N, 81° 26.447′ W. Marker is in Sebring, Florida, in Highlands County. Marker is at the intersection of North Ridgewood Drive (Florida Route 17) and North Mango Street, on the left when traveling north on North Ridgewood Drive. Marker an mural are located on south wall of building Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 203 North Ridgewood Drive, Sebring FL 33870, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sebring, Florida (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The U.S.S. Highlands (APA 119) (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dedicated to the Memory of Emil Billitz Sr. (approx. 5.9 miles away); Hendricks Field Memorial Park (approx. 6.3 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Sadie Kahn Memorial Park. (This link presents photos of the park and its centennial sculpture and benches.) Marvin and Elsa Kahn deeded the property known as Sadie Kahn Memorial Park to the City on June 7, 2013. (Submitted on October 7, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Sebring’s downtown Sadie Kahn Park dedicated. Decades ago, Sadie Kahn, who along with her husband, Mike Kahn, were pioneer residents of Sebring, allowed the city to use a small plot of land near the Nan-ces-o-wee Hotel as a park area, provided that it was maintained. (Submitted on October 7, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
3. Marvin Kahn, Florida Citrus Hall of Fame. Marvin Kahn’s parents, Mike and Sadie Kahn, immigrated to the United States from Lithuania and were one of the earliest settlers in Sebring, where they opened a dry goods store downtown on the ground floor of the Nan-ces-o-wee Hotel. Always wanting to farm, he eventually bought a 20-acre citrus grove southeast of Sebring and built their home there, and that’s where Marvin David Kahn was born on April 8, 1933 surrounded by citrus. (Submitted on October 7, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 5, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 110 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 7, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.