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

Convent Of Mary Immaculate

(1878)

 
 
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By Jay Kravetz, September 26, 2016
1. Convent Of Mary Immaculate Marker
Inscription. Built by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, a Canadian Order which first established a school here in 1868. Designed by William Kerr of Ireland, of Romanesque style, with dormered, mansard roofs and central tower. In the Spanish-American War the Sisters offered their services as nurses and the Convent to the Navy as a hospital and rendered devoted service to the wounded and yellow fever victims.
 
Erected 1962 by Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials. (Marker Number F-78.)
 
Location. 24° 33.164′ N, 81° 47.791′ W. Marker is in Key West, Florida, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of Truman Avenue (U.S. 1) and Elizabeth Street, on the right when traveling north on Truman Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Key West FL 33040, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. War of 1898 (within shouting distance of this marker); Porter's Anti-Pirate Fleet (within shouting distance of this marker); Basilica of St. Mary Star of the Sea (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); E.H. Gato Cigar Factory (about 700 feet away); Eduardo Gato Cigar Factory
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By Jay Kravetz, September 26, 2016
2. Convent of Mary Immaculate
(about 800 feet away); Key West Cemetery (approx. mile away); Cornish Memorial AME Zion Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Eduardo H. Gato House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Key West.
 
Categories. Churches & ReligionWar, Spanish-AmericanWomen
 
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circa 1930
3. Convent Of Mary Immaculate, Key West, Fla.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 4, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 6, 2017, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 186 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 6, 2017, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida.   3. submitted on May 4, 2018. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
 
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