Tampa in Hillsborough County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Charles Lafayette Knight
— May 31, 1928 - March 25, 1996 —
In later years Charley Knight always felt the potential use of the island was far better than just the storage yard and railroad distribution center than it had become. Often referred to as the founding father of Harbour Island, Charley Knight envisioned an upscale commercial and residential development creating Tampa's new urban community; a vision that became reality when Beneficial Corporation acquired the island in 1979. "Knight's Point" is a tribute to his perseverance and dreams for the future of Tampa and this island.
in cooperation with Harbour Island Inc.
Erected 1998 by the Tampa Historical Society in cooperation with Harbour Island Inc.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & Archaeology • Industry & Commerce • Native Americans • Railroads & Streetcars.
Location. 27° 56.33′ N, 82° 27.3′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker can be reached from South Harbour Island Boulevard, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tampa FL 33602, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Royal Yacht Britannia (a few steps from this marker); Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca (within shouting distance of this marker); Gordon Keller (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Fort Brooke (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of Mirabella Fish Company (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jose Gasparilla (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Bayshore Boulevard (approx. 0.3 miles away); World's First Scheduled Commercial Airline (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tampa.
More about this marker. The marker is on Tampa's Harbour Island outside the Knight's Point complex, overlooking the waterfront of the Hillsborough River Channel near the entrance of the Garrison and Seddon Channels. It is capped with the crest of the Tampa Historical Society.
Regarding Charles Lafayette Knight. Knight's Point is a commercial, retail, and professional office
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