“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Pensacola in Escambia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)

North Hill Preservation District

North Hill Preservation District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 10, 2014
1. North Hill Preservation District Marker
Inscription. The North Hill Preservation District occupies a 50-block area bound by Blount, Wright, Palafox, DeVilliers and Reus Streets, and represents one of the best preserved residential historic districts in Florida. After the Civil War, wealthy families left areas near the waterfront to build grand houses on Pensacola's North Hill. From 1890 to the outbreak of World War I--between 1914 and 1918--as Northwest Florida entered the "lumber boom" era, local forests of yellow pine provided prosperity and building materials for many of the stately houses now treasured in the North Hill Preservation District. Another surge of growth occurred during the 1920s as a new generation of wealthy Pensacola citizens moved to the area and extended North Hill to its current northern border of Blount Street. From 1930 onward, homes typical of their periods were built on remaining available properties. As a result of its gradual development, architectural styles in North Hill are unusually varied including Queen Anne, Neoclassical, Tudor Revival, and Art Moderne. Through the dedicated efforts of community leaders, North Hill was designated as a preservation district in 1973 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Erected 2001 by the North Hill Preservation Association & the Florida Department of State.
Marker in Alabama Square image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 10, 2014
2. Marker in Alabama Square
(Marker Number F-454.)
Location. 30° 25.369′ N, 87° 13.39′ W. Marker is in Pensacola, Florida, in Escambia County. Marker is on North Reus Street 0.1 miles north of De Soto Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located in middle of Alabama Square Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1047 North Reus Street, Pensacola FL 32501, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort San Bernardo (approx. 0.2 miles away); Original Site of Pensacola Junior College (approx. 0.4 miles away); Our Confederate Dead (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort George (approx. 0.4 miles away); Battle of Pensacola (approx. half a mile away); Christ Episcopal Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); First Methodist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Morrison Family Homestead (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pensacola.
Also see . . .  North Hill website. (Submitted on March 12, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Categories. Notable PlacesSettlements & Settlers
Marker Area image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 10, 2014
3. Marker Area
Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 12, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 747 times since then and 3 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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