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Sadie Kahn Memorial Park

 
 
Sadie Kahn Memorial Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, March 3, 2015
1. Sadie Kahn Memorial Park Marker
Inscription.  Highlands County is a subtropical paradise where George Sebring founded a new town in 1912. In 1923 Mr. Sebring welcomed Mike and Sadie Kahn & a strong friendship formed. They opened a store on Ridgewood Drive & Mr. Sebring gave Mike a lot for a synagogue. Mike bought his first grove & home on Old Desoto City Rd & the Kahn’s citrus interests blossomed. This Sadie Kahn Memorial Park was named by the city in 1980 and was rededicated for Sebring’s centennial in 2012. Kenneth Treister designed the centennial sculptures and benches.
 
Erected 2012 by Sebring Centennial.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureIndustry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWomen. 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
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at this address, overlooking Sadie Kahn Memorial Park. 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 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The George Sebring Building (within shouting distance of this marker); E.L. Hainz Block (within shouting distance of this marker); Central Station (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Buckeye Building (about 400 feet away); Circle Theatre (about 400 feet away); The Zachary Building (about 400 feet away); In Memoriam (about 500 feet away); Sebring, Florida (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sebring.
 
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
Sadie Kahn Memorial Park Mural image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, March 3, 2015
2. Sadie Kahn Memorial Park Mural
. 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 319 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 7, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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