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Pensacola in Escambia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
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Gateway to Florida’s History

 
 
Gateway to Florida’s History Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, November 29, 2015
1. Gateway to Florida’s History Marker
Inscription.  
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 1752-1821.
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A self-guided, interpreted walking tour winds through ruins of forts and other structures, including wells, kitchens, officers’ quarters, the British Government House, and historic St. Michael’s Cemetery. It ends at Fort George, the site of a Revolutionary War battle. Brochures are available inside the T.T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum and at the Tivoli High House, 205 East Zaragoza Street.

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. A significant historical year for this entry is 1907.
 
Location. Marker has been permanently removed. It was located near 30° 24.522′ N, 87° 12.801′ W. Marker was in Pensacola, Florida, in Escambia County. Marker was at the intersection of South Jefferson Street and East Zarragossa Street
Gateway to Florida’s History Marker (right) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, November 29, 2015
2. Gateway to Florida’s History Marker (right)
The Life and Legacy of T. T. Wentworth, Jr. marker (left)
, on the left when traveling south on South Jefferson Street. Marker is located in front of the T.T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 330 S Jefferson St, Pensacola FL 32502, United States of America.

We have been informed that this sign or monument is no longer there and will not be replaced. This page is an archival view of what was.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Finding 1821 (here, next to this marker); A Spanish Town (a few steps from this marker); Votes for Women (a few steps from this marker); Trenches & Trous-de-Loup (a few steps from this marker); Officer's Room and Kitchen (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); Stop and Smell the Roses (within shouting distance of this marker); Transfer of Spanish Florida to the United States (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.) 
 
Additional commentary.
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Trains and Railroad image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, November 29, 2015
3. Trains and Railroad
Markers removed and replaced with other markers.

Photos 1, 9 & 10 have been removed in favor of newer and updated interpretive markers.

Additionally, in 2021, the T.T. Wentworth Jr. Florida State Museum (which was also the Pensacola City Hall), had the name of the building changed to the Pensacola Museum of History at the University of West Florida (see photo). Documents provided by the Wentworth family reflected that T.T. Wentworth was a leader of the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK).
    — Submitted October 10, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
 
Julee Cottage 1805 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, November 29, 2015
4. Julee Cottage 1805
Once owned by Julee, noted freewoman of color. Historic Pensacola University of West Florida Historic Trust Museum
Tivoli High House 1805 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, November 29, 2015
5. Tivoli High House 1805
Historic Pensacola Village image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, November 29, 2015
6. Historic Pensacola Village
Old Christ Church 1832 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, November 29, 2015
7. Old Christ Church 1832
T.T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, November 29, 2015
8. T.T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum
Colonial Archaeological Trail image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, November 29, 2015
9. Colonial Archaeological Trail
Colonial Pensacola Archaeology brings History to Life image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, November 29, 2015
10. Colonial Pensacola Archaeology brings History to Life
About the village image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, November 29, 2015
11. About the village
Beneath a canopy of ancient live oak trees, Historic Pensacola Village invites you to step back in time. Stroll the sidewalks, study the gracious architecture, relax on a peaceful porch swing, and catch a glimpse of sparkling Pensacola Bay in the distance.
<i>City Hall, Pensacola, Fla.</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1915
12. City Hall, Pensacola, Fla.
From its opening in 1907 to 1985 this building was the city hall, but it now serves as the T.T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum
Photo showing different marker "Finding 1821" that replaced this marker. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 9, 2021
13. Photo showing different marker "Finding 1821" that replaced this marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2015, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 494 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on November 30, 2015, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.   12. submitted on December 2, 2015.   13. submitted on October 10, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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