Pensacola in Escambia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Gateway to Florida’s History
T.T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum
Built in 1907 during a downtown building boom, this building was originally City Hall. It is the earliest example of Mediterranean Revival architecture in Pensacola. In 1985, a new City Hall built on Main Street replaced this one, and the City donated the old building to the State of Florida to house the vast collection donated by local historian, entrepreneur, and politician T. T. Wentworth, Jr.
T. T. Wentworth, Jr. never refused a donation, and he could tell people something about each of the more than 150,000 items in his collection. His museum became a “must see” attraction in Pensacola.
Pensacola Children’s Museum
Children can play in the Panton & Leslie Trading Post, keep house in colonial Lavalle Cottage, guard the outpost in a fort with a guard tower, play in a Native American chickee or sail away on the Galveston. The museum also offers a toddler play area and birthday party room.
115 East Zaragoza Street, Pensacola, Fl 32502
Colonial Archeological Trail
Explore the footprints of Pensacola’s past from
Museum of Commerce & Museum of Industry
Inside the museum of Commerce, take an indoor stroll down Palafox Street as it looked between 1890-1910. The museum is also home to an exhibit about the history of news papering and printing in northwest Florida.
201 East Zaragoza Street, Pensacola, Fl 32502
The Museum of Industry features permanent exhibits about the history of some of Pensacola’s industries including brick-making, fishing, lumbering, and railroads.
200 East Zaragoza Street, Pensacola, Fl 32502
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 30° 24.522′ N, 87° 12.801′ W. Marker is in Pensacola, Florida, in Escambia County. Marker is at the intersection of South Jefferson Street and East Zarragossa Street, on the left when traveling south on South Jefferson Street. Marker is located in front of Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 330 S Jefferson St, 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. The Life and Legacy of T. T. Wentworth, Jr. (a few steps from this marker); Colonial Pensacola - Archaeology Brings History to Life (a few steps from this marker); Old Escambia County Court of Record Building (1912-1978)/Pensacola Little Theater-Pensacola Cultural (within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. Andrew Jackson (within shouting distance of this marker); The End of the Colonial Era in Florida (within shouting distance of this marker); William Dudley Chipley (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Pensacola Opera House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Commanding Officer's Compound (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pensacola.
Also see . . . Historic Pensacola. University of West Florida Historic Trust (Submitted on December 1, 2015.)
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