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Key West in Monroe County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Cornish Memorial AME Zion Church

Circa 1864

 
 
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By Jay Kravetz, September 25, 2016
1. Cornish Memorial AME Zion Church Marker
Inscription. Founded in 1864, Cornish Chapel members began building their church in 1885. Designed to resemble European cathedrals, it served as a place of worship, school, and refuge during inclement weather. The foundation was quarried from the site and its wooden truss beams are believed to have been salvaged from sailing ships. The namesake and founding force behind this landmark church, Sandy Cornish, was a former slave, farm owner, businessman, civic leader, and was considered at the time to be the wealthiest man in Key West.
 
Erected by Florida Department of State Division of Historical Resources. (Marker Number 93.)
 
Location. 24° 33.173′ N, 81° 48.145′ W. Marker is in Key West, Florida, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of Whitehead Street (U.S. 1) and Angela Street, on the right when traveling east on Whitehead Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 702 Whitehead Street, Key West FL 33040, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alexander Cruz/ Julia Gardner House (approx. ¼ mile away); St. Paul's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Oldest Schoolhouse (approx. 0.3 miles
Cornish Memorial AME Zion Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jay Kravetz, September 26, 2016
2. Cornish Memorial AME Zion Church Marker
away); United States Weather Bureau (approx. 0.3 miles away); William Lowe Delaney/Theodore Holtsberg House (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Samuel O. Johnson House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Phillip L. Cosgrove House, 1872 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Key West Woman's Club (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Key West.
 
Also see . . .  Cornish Memorial AME Zion Church. (Submitted on January 9, 2017, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida.)
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches & Religion
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 5, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 9, 2017, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 381 times since then. Last updated on February 4, 2017, by Andy P of Ellicott City, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 9, 2017, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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