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The Oldest Schoolhouse
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member petendot
N 24° 33.417 W 081° 48.224
17R E 418605 N 2716128
Quick Description: A Florida Marker describing The Oldest Schoolhouse in Key West.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 11/18/2012 7:59:30 AM
Waymark Code: WMFQCW
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member paintfiction
Views: 13

Long Description:
The marker is found at the corner of Eaton and Duval Streets in Key West.

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"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 Pinckney family lived in the house and that Mrs. Pinckney'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 the 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."
Marker Number: F-724

Date: 2011

County: Monroe

Marker Type: City

Sponsored or placed by: Edward B Knight and the Florida Department of State

Website: Not listed

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