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The Oldest Schoolhouse

 
 
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By Marsha A. Matson, May 28, 2015
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Inscription.  Built about 1838 and moved to this location after the hurricane of 1846, the Patterson-Baldwin House is believed to be one of the oldest buildings in Key West. The Classical Revival style house is reputed to have been built, but never occupied, by Alexander Patterson, a prominent Key West citizen and mayor. Various sources indicate that the Pickney family lived in the house and that Mrs. Pickney’s sister Madame Passaloque, taught classes here until 1860, giving the house the distinction of being the first school in Key West. John Baldwin, who twice served as mayor of Key West, purchased the house in 1860. The property remained in the Baldwin family for more than 100 years. The house was painstakingly restored by Edward B. Knight in 1962. At first only the house's front side was restored to provide a “before and after” picture of how it could one day look. This award winning demonstration received national publicity and helped spark the historic preservation movement in Key West.
 
Erected 2011 by Sponsored by Edward B. Knight and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-724.)
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By Marsha A. Matson, May 28, 2015
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Location. 24° 33.417′ N, 81° 48.224′ W. Marker is in Key West, Florida, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of Duval Street and Eaton Street, on the left when traveling west on Duval Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 336 Duval Street, Key West FL 33040, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Paul's Episcopal Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Key West Woman's Club (within shouting distance of this marker); The Samuel O. Johnson House (within shouting distance of this marker); Alexander Cruz/ Julia Gardner House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); William Lowe Delaney/Theodore Holtsberg House (about 400 feet away); Phillip L. Cosgrove House, 1872 (about 400 feet away); Milton W. Curry House, William Curry Homestead (about 600 feet away); The Trev-Mor Hotel (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Key West.
 
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By Marsha A. Matson, May 28, 2015
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 12, 2015, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. This page has been viewed 265 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 12, 2015, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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