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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Escambia County, Florida

Clickable Map of Escambia County, Florida and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Escambia County, FL (174) Santa Rosa County, FL (68) Baldwin County, AL (137) Escambia County, AL (31)  EscambiaCounty(174) Escambia County (174)  SantaRosaCounty(68) Santa Rosa County (68)  BaldwinCountyAlabama(137) Baldwin County (137)  EscambiaCounty(31) Escambia County (31)
Pensacola is the county seat for Escambia County
Adjacent to Escambia County, Florida
      Santa Rosa County (68)  
      Baldwin County, Alabama (137)  
      Escambia County, Alabama (31)  
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1 Florida, Escambia County, Cantonment — Cantonment
Cantonment, site of encampments of General Jackson's troops, 1814 on punitive expedition against Spanish in Florida; 1821, while awaiting transfer of Florida to him as provisional governor, July 21, 1821. Grant to Don Manuel Gonzalez, was a . . . Map (db m97106) HM
2 Florida, Escambia County, Cantonment — Vacaria Baja
Home and ranch of Don Manuel Gonzalez was one-half mile east. Consisted of 1600 arpents conceded by Spanish Governor, José Masot, Dec. 22, 1817. On route of Andrew Jackson 1814, 1818 and in 1821, when General and Mrs. Jackson spent three weeks . . . Map (db m117242) HM
3 Florida, Escambia County, Century — F-988 — Alger-Sullivan Lumber Company Residential Historic District Reported missing
In 1901, one of the largest and most advanced southern pine sawmills east of the Mississippi River was built here. In the tradition of the era, the Alger-Sullivan Lumber Company built its own town to house and supply the families of mill workers. By . . . Map (db m120557) HM
4 Florida, Escambia County, Century — F-157 — Century, Florida / Alger Railroad
Century, Florida Founded in 1900 to house mill employees of the Alger-Sullivan Lumber Company, formed in 1900 by General Russell A. Alger - Governor of Michigan, U.S. Senator, and President McKinley's Secretary of War - and by Martin H. . . . Map (db m102557) HM
5 Florida, Escambia County, Naval Air Station Pensacola — The Cradle of Naval Aviation
The Cradle of Naval Aviation Over the course of 100 years, NAS Pensacola has played a part in the training of thousands of personnel, regardless of rank or aviation community, to pursue careers in Naval Aviation and earn coveted “Navy . . . Map (db m102715) HM WM
6 Florida, Escambia County, Naval Air Station Pensacola — The National Flight Academy
“A dramatic multi-day immersive experience in the Magic of Flight” The National Flight Academy is a series of immersive aviation-inspired learning programs using serious games to engage students in Science, Technology, Engineering and . . . Map (db m102792) HM
7 Florida, Escambia County, Naval Air Station Pensacola — USS Antietam (CV-36) Anchor
Weighing 30,057 lb. with an overall height of 15 feet, this anchor was aboard the aircraft carrier Antietam (CV-36) from her commissioning in 1945 before she was sold for scrap in 1973. During a single combat deployment in Korea from . . . Map (db m102713) HM WM
8 Florida, Escambia County, Naval Air Station Pensacola — USS Essex (CV-9) Anchor
Stamped with its weight of 30,210 lb., this anchor was manufactured at the Norfolk Navy Yard in 1942 and installed on the aircraft carrier Essex (CV-9), which was commissioned the same year. This anchor was aboard the carrier until her . . . Map (db m103263) HM WM
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9 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — I — "Gloucester of the Gulf" — Pensacola Maritime Heritage Trail —
Pensacola became a center for commercial fishing by the 1870s. The industry's primary export was red snapper (Lutjanus campechanus). Pensacola's fish houses, including E.E. Saunders & Co. on the Palafox Street wharf and the Warren Fish . . . Map (db m130815) HM
10 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — "Submarine Lifeguard League"Pride Runs Deep
The Submarine Lifeguard League was officially formed in early 1943. From then and until August 14, 1945, a total of 518 airmen were rescued from a watery grave or certain capture by the enemy. Many rescues were accomplished by the 87 submarines . . . Map (db m177644) HM WM
11 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — 407 South Palafox
Today's 407 South Palafox was built in 1898 as a brick building that encompassed 409 and 411 in one structure. It replaced an original wooden building erected by Henry Pfeifer in 1885. The building has served as a fruit and grocery, a tailor shop, a . . . Map (db m176969) HM
12 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — H — A History Shaped by Hurricanes — Pensacola Maritime Heritage Trail —
Pensacola's residents have endured more than 450 years of destructive hurricanes. The first historically recorded hurricane overwhelmed Don Tristán de Luna's 1559 colonization attempt, destroying most of the ships in his fleet. In 1752, another . . . Map (db m130814) HM
13 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — F — A New Territory for the U.S. — Pensacola Maritime Heritage Trail —
The success of the American Revolution spurred population growth and movement in the early 19th century. While many Americans moved west to claim new land, some looked south to Spanish West Florida. The flood of new settlers and increased pressure . . . Map (db m130794) HM
14 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — A Spanish Town — Florida's Territorial Bicentennial —
Though several European nations controlled Pensacola in its 460-year history, Spain reigned the longest. Spain made Pensacola the capital city of West Florida, turning the small, rural town into a thriving municipal center. Two hundred years ago, . . . Map (db m183441) HM
15 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — A.S. Magee Field — Eastside Neighborhood Black History Trail —
Magee Field is named in honor of Dr. A.S. Magee, a local physician who owned a pharmacy at Alcaniz and LaRua Streets. His residence was at the southwest corner of Blount Street and 8th Avenue. A letter to the editor of the Colored Citizen . . . Map (db m177059) HM
16 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — American Period — Colonial Archaeological Trail —
Raising the United States flag over Pensacola ended Spain's control of Florida. Through time, many buildings rose and fell over the colonial remains of Pensacola's past. By the time Florida became a state in 1845, Pensacola's harbor was vital. . . . Map (db m183481) HM
17 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — J — Archaeology in a Maritime Community — Pensacola Maritime Heritage Trail —
Pensacola Bay has been a valuable resource for populations from prehistoric to modern times. The relationship between these people and their environment is often reflected in archaeological sites submerged beneath local waters. In addition to many . . . Map (db m130819) HM
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18 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — Archaeology in Pensacola — Colonial Archaeological Trail —
Archaeology, the study of past peoples and cultures, can reveal clues that often are not recorded in historical documents. For example, although documents and maps showed that the British Commanding Officer's Compound was located here, those . . . Map (db m183468) HM
19 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — Barkley House — Colonial Archaeological Trail —
In 1825, George Barkley purchased Lot 31 and within 10 years acquired several surrounding lots. The construction date of the Barkley House is unknown, but is likely to be around 1835. This structure is the oldest masonry building in . . . Map (db m177110) HM
20 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — Barrancas National Cemetery
Early U.S. Military Presence In 1825, President John Quincy Adams ordered the creation of a naval station at Pensacola, Florida Territory. The Pensacola Navy Yard opened the following year. The first U.S. Naval Hospital was built here . . . Map (db m160818) HM
21 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — Battery Langdon1917-1947 — Fort Pickens — Reported missing
Langdon was first built as two open firing platforms. During World War II, Langdon’s 12-inch rifles were roofed with 17-foot thick concrete casemates. But amphibious and missile warfare made harbor defense guns obsolete.Map (db m61950) WM
22 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — Battle of PensacolaMarch 9 to May 8, 1781
On March 9, 1781, Spanish General Bernardo de Galvez, with a fleet of some 30 ships, arrived opposite Pensacola Bay and within a day took Santa Rosa Island. On March 18, Galvez, in his ship Galveztown, sailed under the cannon of the Royal Navy . . . Map (db m72252) HM
23 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — F-1136 — Bicentennial of Spain Transferring Florida to the United States, 1821-2021
On July 17, 1821, celebrations in Pensacola marked the United States' official acquisition of Spanish Florida. The people in attendance represented Pensacola's diverse multicultural and multiethnic population. Many of them now rest in nearby St. . . . Map (db m183424) HM
24 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — Blue Angels No. 1F/A-18 Hornet
LT Duke Ventimiglia, USN The Blue Angels 1960 - 61 aka E. Duke Vincent To recognize the honor, courage, and commitment to excellence of all past, present, and future "Blue Angels"Map (db m160844) WM
25 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — F-1036 — Boysen-Perry House
In 1867, this house was built for Danish sea captain Charles F. Boysen. It was constructed using materials from wrecked buildings along Palafox Street and featured a cupola so that Boysen could see the bay. The 1870 census listed Boysen as the . . . Map (db m146031) HM
26 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — British Governor's House? — Colonial Archaeological Trail —
British Governor Peter Chester commissioned a three-story mansion on this site to avoid using the rundown Spanish governor's house. Governor Chester was never satisfied with the design and overspent his budget many times. The result? He lived in . . . Map (db m183529) HM
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27 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — British Period — Colonial Archaeological Trail —
In 1763, a treaty transferred Spanish Florida to the British and Pensacola became the capital of West Florida. The civilian government arrived in 1764 and set up a town grid with streets, house lots, and garden lots surrounding the centrally . . . Map (db m183479) HM
28 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — British Well — Colonial Archaeological Trail —
This area was a garden district in the First Spanish and British governors' compound. The well first shows up on maps of the fort in 1778 and provided drinking water and irrigation for the gardens. The shaft is lined with stones and timbers at . . . Map (db m183489) HM
29 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — F-428 — Brownsville Community
In 1908, shortly after the extension of the trolley line west from Pensacola, Lucius Screven Brown (1874-1963) developed housing on seven blocks bounded by what is now Pace Boulevard, Strong Street, “W” Street and Gadsden Street. Brown’s . . . Map (db m110450) HM
30 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — Chase Street
Col. William H. Chase, Construction Engineer, Pensacola Harbor defenses (Forts McRee, Barrancas, Redoubt, Pickens 1828-54). Captured Navy Yard for Florida Forces, January 12, 1861. Ordered to West Point 1856, resigned Commission to become President . . . Map (db m72254) HM
31 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — Christ Church
From 1763-1783 the Bishop of London licensed priests to administer here. The Parish was organized in 1827. Chartered by Florida's Territorial Council in 1829. The Rev. Addison Searle was the first rector. During the . . . Map (db m72274) HM
32 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — F-100 — Christ Church
Erected in 1832, this is the oldest church building in Florida still standing on its original site. Tradition ascribes the design of this Episcopal Church to Sir Christopher Wren. Constructed of locally made brick, it was used by Federal forces . . . Map (db m147171) HM
33 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — F-445 — Christ Episcopal Church
Christ Church, founded in 1827, was incorporated by the Legislative Council of the Territory of Florida in 1829. The first church, constructed in 1832, still stands on Seville Square. Later, Chicago architect John Sutcliffe and Pensacola contractor . . . Map (db m72243) HM
34 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — F-762 — Church of the Sacred Heart
The Church of the Sacred Heart was constructed in 1905. The Right Reverend Edward Allen, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Mobile, which at the time encompassed Pensacola, appointed the pastor of Pensacola’s St. Michael’s Church, Father Robert . . . Map (db m110476) HM
35 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — Colonial Cooking — Colonial Archaeological Trail —
Here, the Commanding Officer and his guests dined on exotic local fare using fine imported porcelain. The British built wood-burning brick ovens in an outdoor cooking area. Near these ovens, archaeologists found food remains including alligator . . . Map (db m183469) HM
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36 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — Colonial Pensacola - Archaeology Brings History to Life Reported permanently removed
From 1754 until 1821, a succession of Spanish and British forts were constructed in this area of Pensacola. You are standing at the west end of the forts. They extended nearly 200 yards eastward. The Spanish, then the British, and again the . . . Map (db m80168) HM
37 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — Commanding Officer's Compound — Colonial Archaeological Trail —
Explore the many layers of West Florida's history! Welcome to the Colonial Archaeological Trail! This Trail consists of outdoor exhibits around historic downtown Pensacola. Much like today, the Pensacola of 200 years ago was home to . . . Map (db m183531) HM
38 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — Daniel Sullivan
Daniel F. Sullivan and his brother Martin, born in Ireland, arrived in Pensacola after the Civil War. Possessing a remarkable talent for business, the brothers purchased lumber mills and wharfs on Pensacola Bay and vast areas of timberland in . . . Map (db m80038) HM
39 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — 33 — De Soto Trail / A Port with Promise
(Left panel) De Soto Trail 1539-1540 You are standing along the historic route of the conquistador Hernando de Soto and his expedition through the Florida Native American territories in his quest for gold and glory. . . . Map (db m126595) HM
40 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — E — Defending a Coastal Colony — Pensacola Maritime Heritage Trail —
If you flew over Pensacola Bay, you would see that it has many natural forms of protection. Sandy barrier islands defend the narrow entrance into the bay and rolling hills provide excellent vantage points to watch ships arrive. The many colonial . . . Map (db m130741) HM
41 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — Departed Shipmates & Ladies Memorial
FRA Fleet Reserve Assn Loyalty · Protection · Service USN · USMC · USCG Pensacola Branch 22 Ladies Auxiliary Unit 22 In memory of departed shipmates & ladiesMap (db m160806) WM
42 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — Desiderio Quina
Born in Italy in 1777, Desiderio Quina served the Spanish army in the Louisiana Infantry Regiment. He was later employed in Pensacola as an apothecary for the John Forbes Company where he married Margarita Bobe. His son Desiderio was born in 1817 . . . Map (db m80044) HM
43 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — Don Manuel Gonzalez
A native of Spain, Don Manuel Gonzalez joined the army at Madrid and was sent to New Orleans. After his discharge he was granted passage through the Choctaw and Creek Nations to Pensacola. At Pensacola, he was a successful cattle rancher. He opened . . . Map (db m80051) HM
44 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — Dorothy Walton
Born Dorothy Camber, to a British plantation owner at South Carolina, Dorothy married lawyer George Walton at Savannah shortly before the beginning of the American Revolution. George Walton attended the Continental Congress in Philadelphia signing . . . Map (db m80043) HM
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45 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — E.S. Cobb Center — Eastside Neighborhood Black History Trail —
Cobb Center bears the name of Dr. Eli Sanford Cobb (1889-1977) a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School in Pensacola and Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. In 1916, he began his Pensacola practice. During World War I, he . . . Map (db m177070) HM
46 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — Ebenezer Dorr
A native of Maine, Ebenezer Dorr spent fourteen months as a prisoner of war in England during the War of 1812. He was captain of his own ship for many years, trading at ports around the world. In about 1827, Dorr moved his family to Escambia County . . . Map (db m80050) HM
47 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — F-871 — Emanuel Point Shipwrecks / Los Naufragios de Emanuel Point
Side 1 Emanuel Point Shipwrecks In August 1559, eleven ships under command of Don Tristan de Luna y Arellano sailed into Pensacola Bay, then called Ochuse, to establish a new colony for Spain. Intended to stake a claim on the . . . Map (db m102003) HM
48 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — Enlisted Pilots Memorial
Presented to the Barrancas National Cemetery Dedicated to the more than 5,000 men of the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Coast Guard who were trained and served on active duty as enlisted pilots. These flying non-commissioned . . . Map (db m160813) WM
49 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — Eugenio Antonio Sierra
A native of Spain, Eugenio Antonio Sierra arrived in Pensacola in the employ of the Spanish royal hospitals in 1785. He was appointed to the post of head practitioner at the Pensacola hospital between 1794 and 1799. In 1811, Dr. Sierra, professor . . . Map (db m80049) HM
50 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — Finding 1821 — Florida's Territorial Bicentennial —
The Pensacola streets you walk on today are the same ones used in 1821. The city's layout follows a plan made during the British period (1763-1781). British Principal Surveyor Elias Durnford redesigned the old Spanish town using a grid system. . . . Map (db m183445) HM
51 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — F-733 — Firefighter Vista S. Lowe
At this site on September 30, 1962, Firefighter Vista Spencer Lowe, age 23, died in the line of duty while responding to a house fire at 409 East Zarragossa Street. Upon arrival at the scene, Firefighter Lowe stepped from the rear tailboard of the . . . Map (db m72249) HM
52 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — F-435 — First Jewish House of Worship in Florida
Jewish families in Pensacola began organized worship following the Civil War. On this site in 1876 a Reform Jewish Synagogue was constructed. The State of Florida granted a charter in 1878 for Congregation Beth El. Temple Beth El joined the Union of . . . Map (db m134326) HM
53 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — First Methodist Church
Established as a mission by the Mississippi Methodist Conference December 7, 1821. Rev. Alexander Talley, first pastor. The first, second, and third church buildings located NE corner of Tarragona and Intendencia Streets. Fourth church building . . . Map (db m72255) HM
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54 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — F-400 — First Pensacola
This is the site of the Spanish Presidio Santa Maria de Galve (1698-1719). It was the first permanent settlement in Pensacola and only the second successful permanent settlement in Florida. It was founded in 1698 by Captain Juan Jordan de Reina and . . . Map (db m183415) HM
55 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — First Public School Building Reported missing
This was the site of Public School No. 1, the first building erected for a public school in 1875, occupied until Jan. 1887 when a new No. 1 at Palafox & Jackson Sts. opened. W.E. Anderson was School Board President. Here also Mrs. Anna R. Thompson, . . . Map (db m129638) HM
56 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — First Spanish Period — Colonial Archaeological Trail —
Spanish colonists officially moved to what is now downtown Pensacola in 1756 after a series of hurricanes destroyed their settlement on Santa Rosa Island. The population was small but diverse, including people of European and African heritage . . . Map (db m183471) HM
57 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — First Telephone Exchange Reported missing
On September 1, 1880, Southern Bell Telephone Company established a telephone exchange on this site serving 31 telephones. This was the first exchange in Florida to have exclusive operating rights within a Florida municipality.Map (db m129639) HM
58 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — Fort George
Site of Fort George - headquarters of British West Florida - Suwannee to the Mississippi. From 1763 until captured by Spanish Gen. Bernardo de Galvez in 1781 and renamed San Miguel. Seized by Andrew Jackson in 1814 and 1818 and delivered to him as . . . Map (db m72271) HM
59 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — Fort George — Colonial Archaeological Trail —
Fort George, named in honor of King George III of Great Britain, is set in the North Hill Historic District of Pensacola. The hilltop landform was once referred to as Gage Hill. A British officer suggested this strategic location as a possible . . . Map (db m183494) HM
60 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — Fort San Bernardo
Site of Fort San Bernardo. Built by Don Bernardo de Galvez, Governor of Spanish Louisiana. From this Fort the Spanish bombarded the English-held Fort George; April 27, 1781 and Fort George surrendered May 9, 1781. 15,000 soldiers occupied Fort San . . . Map (db m72272) HM
61 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — 145 — Franklin L. MayesRoad to the 19th Amendment — National Votes for Women Trail —
1873-1915. Supported Women's Suffrage and Pensacola Equal Suffrage League as owner & editor of Pensacola Journal, published here.Map (db m217787) HM
62 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — Frascati
“Duelling Oaks” according to tradition. Later picnic grounds and site of chowder parties of the “Mullets” and the “Snappers”, in heated political rallies. Purchased by Pensacola Woman's Club, 1932 as . . . Map (db m72250) HM
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63 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — Gaberonne
Old Punta del Gorda, skirted by Spanish ships of Maldonado 1540, de Luna 1559, Pez 1693, Ariola 1698. Spanish mission to Yamassee Indians nearby 1750. In British grant to Wm. Aird and Benj. Wormell in 1760s; Spanish grants to Francis Gabarron . . . Map (db m146487) HM
64 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — Garden Street(La Calle Jardin)
So~named because under British, each purchaser of lots in the Old City (South of here) was given a plot with the corresponding number (North of here) on Conway Street for garden purposes. Lots were 80' x 278'. Section included present Garden Street . . . Map (db m72269) HM
65 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — Garrison's Kitchen — Colonial Archaeological Trail —
These bricks are part of the foundation for the garrison kitchen that served military troops and government officials inside the British Fort of Pensacola from 1767 to about 1813. The kitchen had four rooms with separate doorways, two windows, . . . Map (db m183519) HM
66 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — Gateway to Florida’s History Reported permanently removed
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 . . . Map (db m91127) HM
67 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — Gen. Andrew JacksonIn This Plaza
received West Florida from Spain and raised the flag of the U.S. July 17, 1821 — To recall the flags of five nations which have been raised in turn ten times over Pensacola Spain 1559-1719+1723-1763+1783-1821 France . . . Map (db m80072) HM
68 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — Gen. Andrew Jackson Residence
Site of residence of Gen. Andrew Jackson while governor of Florida 1821 Destroyed by fire 1839Map (db m93358) HM
69 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — General Bernardo de Gálvez and the "Siege of Pensacola"The Longest Battle of the American Revolution
As the Spanish Governor of Louisiana Territories, Bernardo de Gálvez was an important friend of American Colonists. When Spain became an ally of the American Revolutionaries in 1779, Bernardo de Gálvez led a multinational force of troops from New . . . Map (db m145510) HM
70 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — General Daniel "Chappie" James, Jr. Memorial ParkNational Register Historic Site — Eastside Neighborhood Black History Trail —
The house on the left is the birthplace of the first African American four star general, Daniel "Chappie" James, Jr. (1920-1978). The steps on the right are the remnants of the private school run by his mother, Mrs. Lillie James, where he . . . Map (db m177307) HM
71 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — H & O Café — Eastside Neighborhood Black History Trail —
Originally the site of a dry goods store owned by Tierce Lee, a wealthy black businessman listed in the Dunn and Bradstreet reports, and his brother Shef, the building was bought by their brother Hamp and his wife Ola in 1944 and converted to the . . . Map (db m177072) HM
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72 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — F-313 — Hawkshaw
(Side 1) The Hawkshaw site has supported prehistoric and historic occupations which span a period of nearly 2,000 years. It was inhabited around A.D. 150 by groups of Native Americans whom archaeologists call the Deptford Culture. Scientific . . . Map (db m72238) HM
73 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — Historic Crystal IcehouseNational Register Historic Site — Eastside Neighborhood Black History Trail —
The Historic Crystal Icehouse is a slice of early twentieth century life, frozen in time. Built in 1932, the icehouse has been an Eastside Neighborhood icon for many years. It was an integral part of neighborhood life during the years before . . . Map (db m177056) HM
74 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — F-692 — Historic John the Baptist Church
Historic John the Baptist Church is the oldest Baptist congregation in Pensacola. In 1846, the First Baptist Colored Church of Pensacola, known as Historic John the Baptist Church since 1927, was organized in the Seville Square community. The . . . Map (db m72246) HM
75 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — F-412 — Hyer-Knowles Planing Mill
The Chimney is the only trace of what once was the first major industrial belt on the Gulf Coast, a string of antebellum wood mills and brick factories. The chimney represents the lumber industry of the Florida Panhandle. As the lumber industry . . . Map (db m72244) HM
76 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — G — Industry At Sea — Pensacola Maritime Heritage Trail —
Although the American Civil War (1861-1865) hindered much of Pensacola's early industrial growth, the city rebounded quickly once the war ended. Entrepreneurs from the northern United States saw great value in the area's deep port and natural . . . Map (db m130716) HM
77 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — John Innerarity
A native of Aberdeen, Scotland, John Innerarity was the nephew of Spanish Pensacola's leading merchant William Panton. He arrived in Pensacola in 1802 to become managing clerk of the Panton, Leslie and Co. trading post. However, his uncle had died . . . Map (db m80078) HM
78 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — John Lee Pickens’ Medical Office — Eastside Neighborhood Black History Trail —
This site was once the location of the office of Dr. John Lee Pickens. Dr. Pickens, who came to Pensacola from Alabama, was considered an asset to the city and to the Eastside neighborhood-- a diversified neighborhood in terms of residents and . . . Map (db m177074) HM
79 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — John Sunday — Eastside Neighborhood Black History Trail —
Born in 1838, John Sunday, a wealthy free man of color owned large tracts of land and many houses in Pensacola including several properties in the Eastside Neighborhood area. Mr. Sunday served as a Civil War soldier who became a member of the . . . Map (db m177069) HM
80 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — F-818 — John Wesley Hardin
Texas fugitive, John Wesley Hardin (1853-1895) was captured here on August 23, 1877. Hardin was wanted and dangerous, and his capture became national news that brought notoriety to Pensacola. Hardin had reportedly killed 27 men. He bragged he had . . . Map (db m91105) HM
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81 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — Jose Noriega
Born a nobleman in Spain about 1757, Noriega served his country with distinction in the Louisiana Infantry Regiment against the British at Baton Rouge, Mobile, and Pensacola between 1779 and 1781. His son Jose Noriega, born at Pensacola in 1788, . . . Map (db m80047) HM
82 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — Katharine A. Goldsmith R.N.
Nurse Educator Christian September 22, 1923 - January 28, 2006 Katharine Goldsmith was familiar to many in this area as the drug room nurse at Sacred Heart Hospital when it was located on 12th Avenue. In April 1956, she coordinated . . . Map (db m177317) HM
83 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — F-732 — Kupfrian's Park
Established by German immigrant Conrad Kupfrian (1833-1892), the 100-acre Kupfrian’s Park opened in the early 1880s and provided a distinctive entertainment and recreational venue for Pensacola residents for over thirty years. Kupfrian constructed . . . Map (db m72245) HM
84 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — Lavallet
Site of plantation La Punta Gabaron owned 1814-1849 by Carlos Lavalle (Lavallet, Lavallette), born in 1772 of French parents in British Mobile. After Redcoats routed here in 1781, mother brought family to Spanish Pensacola. Carlos became a . . . Map (db m146499) HM
85 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — Luna Expedition450th Anniversary — February 19, 2009 —
In the year of Pensacola's 450th anniversary celebration of the Luna expedition, Their Majesties King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain visited the city to commemorate our community's long Spanish heritage. In August 1559, an expedition . . . Map (db m52515) HM
86 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — Maritime Prehistory — Pensacola Maritime Heritage Trail —
Archaeology has helped us learn a lot about life in prehistoric Pensacola. Although little archaeological evidence exists from Pensacola's earliest Paleoindian residents, sites from later periods reveal a strong reliance on the marine landscape. . . . Map (db m177091) HM
87 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — F-1101 — Middle Passage to Pensacola / African Presence in Colonial Pensacola
Middle Passage to Pensacola Beginning in the early 1500s and continuing for more than three centuries, about 12 million enslaved Africans were transported across the Atlantic Ocean from Africa to the Americas. This transportation, known . . . Map (db m177047) HM
88 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — Mooring AnchorFlorida Public Archaeology Network
Mooring anchors like this one were lowered into Pensacola Bay during the 1800s. A pair of buoyed mooring anchors connected by a long, heavy chain gave sailing ships a place to moor (tie up) while waiting to enter Pensacola's harbor to load or unload . . . Map (db m91136) HM
89 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — F-914 — Morrison Family Homestead
Constructed in 1906 by Mabel Lewis, this frame vernacular structure was the home of generations of the Morrison family, including the parents of James Douglas (Jim) Morrison, the lead singer for The Doors. Before Robert Bruce (R.B.) and Frances . . . Map (db m110467) HM
90 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — Navy Seabees Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to Navy Seabee Veterans of America To remember, respect and honor the contributions and sacrifices made by our departed companions, may they all sleep the sleep of eternal bliss within these hallowed grounds.Map (db m160810) WM
91 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — F-454 — North Hill Preservation District
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 . . . Map (db m72242) HM
92 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — Officers of the Uniformed Services Memorial
Florida Council of Chapters the Retired Officers Association Duty - Honor - Country Dedicated to the memory of the officers of the uniformed services of the United States of AmericaMap (db m160809) WM
93 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — Officer's Room and Kitchen — Colonial Archaeological Trail —
The British constructed the Officer's Room and kitchen inside the western gate of the Fort of Pensacola in 1775. This kitchen served troops stationed in the nearby blockhouse located along the fort wall. University of West Florida . . . Map (db m183464) HM
94 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — Old Christ Church — Colonial Archaeological Trail —
Built in 1832 during the American period, this church served as an Episcopal house of worship. It later became Pensacola's first public library and an historical museum. UWF archaeologists excavated under the church floor and uncovered the . . . Map (db m183522) HM
95 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — F-1008 — Old Escambia County Court of Record Building (1912-1978)/Pensacola Little Theater-Pensacola Cultural
Side 1 Old Escambia County Court of Record Building (1912-1978) During the early 1900s, the Florida Legislature established a new court of record to serve the rapidly-growing Escambia County. Completed in 1912, this Neo-Classical . . . Map (db m146500) HM
96 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — Old Hospital Compound
With the establishment of the Navy Yard in 1826 the first Naval Hospital was established in Pensacola. Later this site, about three - fourths of a mile from the Navy Yard, was selected because of recurring yellow fever epidemics. First occupied . . . Map (db m183417) HM
97 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — Original Site of First Baptist ChurchPensacola, Florida
Organized May 2, 1847 First Building erected on this site 1852 Relocated at current site, 500 N. Palafox Street, 1894.Map (db m72251) HM
98 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — F-710 — Original Site of Pensacola Junior College
On this site, Pensacola Junior College (PJC) opened its doors on September 13, 1948. It was the first public junior college created by the Florida Legislature under the Minimum Foundation Program Act of 1947, signed into law by Governor Millard F. . . . Map (db m72248) HM
99 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — Our Confederate Dead Reported permanently removed
South Facing Side (Main Side) A.D.1861. - A.D.1865. The Uncrowned Heroes of the Southern Confederacy. Whose joy was to suffer and die for a cause they believed to be just. Their unchallenged devo- tion and matchless . . . Map (db m72273) WM
100 Florida, Escambia County, Pensacola — P.K. Yonge
At age nine, in 1859, Philip Keys Yonge moved to Pensacola with his family from Marianna, Florida. The Yonge family came to Florida from England during the British Colonial Period. He began a career in the lumber business in 1876 at the Muscogee . . . Map (db m80040) HM

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