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

Kupfrian's Park

 
 
Kupfrian's Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, March 10, 2014
1. Kupfrian's Park Marker
Inscription.  Established by German immigrant Conrad Kupfrian (1833-1892), the 100-acre Kupfrian’s Park opened in the early 1880s and provided a distinctive entertainment and recreational venue for Pensacola residents for over thirty years. Kupfrian constructed amenities such as a German-style beer garden, a racetrack surrounding an infield lake, and numerous picnic pavilions nestled among his park’s large live oak trees. One of the park’s greatest contributions to the growth of Pensacola was its connection with the creation of the city’s first public transportation system. An astute businessman, Kupfrian was one of the founding owners of the Pensacola Street Car Company, and he made certain that the company’s service extended two miles northwest of the city center to terminate at his park’s main gate. As the city grew during the 1920s, the popularity of Kupfrian’s Park waned, eventually being replaced by coastal venues accessible by the newly constructed Pensacola Bay Bridge. Today, the park’s original structures are gone, but many of its oak trees and infield lake remain. Kupfrian’s Park is an important reminder of the many contributions made by immigrant
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entrepreneurs to the multi-cultural growth of modern Pensacola.
 
Erected 2012 by the Kupfrian Park Homeowners Association, the Escambia County Board of Commissioners, West Florida Historic Preservation, Inc. & the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-732.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EntertainmentRailroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 30° 25.863′ N, 87° 14.377′ W. Marker is in Pensacola, Florida, in Escambia County. Marker is at the intersection of West Avery Street and North M Street, on the right when traveling east on West Avery Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1717 West Avery 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. Brownsville Community (approx. 0.8 miles away); St. Johns Historic Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away); North Hill Preservation District (approx. 1.1 miles away); Fort San Bernardo (approx. 1.2 miles away); Pensacola Blues (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Lost Neighborhood (approx. 1½ miles away); A.S. Magee Field (approx. 1½ miles away); Original Site of Pensacola Junior College (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pensacola.
 
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Marker & Pensacola Health Care Facility in background. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, March 10, 2014
2. Marker & Pensacola Health Care Facility in background.
 Pensapedia Wiki entry. (Submitted on March 12, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Marker area image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, March 10, 2014
3. Marker area
Kupfrian's Park Entrance circa early 1900's image. Click for full size.
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4. Kupfrian's Park Entrance circa early 1900's
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 12, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,211 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 12, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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