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

Chase Street

 
 
Chase Street Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, March 10, 2014
1. Chase Street Marker
Inscription.  Col. William H. Chase, Construction Engineer, Pensacola Harbor defenses (Forts McRee, Barrancas, Redoubt, Pickens 1828-54). Captured Navy Yard for Florida Forces, January 12, 1861. Ordered to West Point 1856, resigned Commission to become President Alabama-Florida R.R. Appointed Major-General Commanding State Troops, Pensacola 1861. Died at home SW Corner Palafox and Wright Streets, February 8, 1870. Chase Street commemorates his name.
 
Erected 1956 by the Municipal Advertising Board.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesRailroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is January 12, 1781.
 
Location. 30° 24.861′ N, 87° 12.948′ W. Marker is in Pensacola, Florida, in Escambia County. Marker is at the intersection of North Palafox Street and West Chase Street, on the left when traveling south on North Palafox Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 105 North Palafox Street, Pensacola FL 32502, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pensacola's Catholic Presence (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Michael’s Church
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Site of the First Methodist Church of Pensacola/Site of the San Carlos Hotel (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Jewish House of Worship in Florida (about 500 feet away); Garden Street (about 600 feet away); Pensacola Lunch Counter Sit-Ins (about 600 feet away); Morrison Family Homestead (about 700 feet away); General Bernardo de Gálvez and the "Siege of Pensacola" (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pensacola.
 
Also see . . .  Pensapedia Wiki entry. (Submitted on March 12, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Chase Street Marker area image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, March 10, 2014
2. Chase Street Marker area
William Henry Chase image. Click for full size.
Public domain
3. William Henry Chase
 
 
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 680 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 12, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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