Captiva School and Chapel-by-the-Sea Historic District - Captiva Island, Florida
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N 26° 31.204 W 082° 11.536
17R E 381205 N 2933831
Quick Description: A small NRHP Historic District located on Captiva Island.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 9/21/2018 10:43:34 AM
Waymark Code: WMZ723
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:
The Captiva School & Chapel-by-the-Sea Historic District is significant at the local level under Criterion A in the areas of Exploration/Settlement and Social History. It includes a surviving example of an early one-room schoolhouse (built in 1901) that also served as the primary place of religious worship for the early settlers of Captiva Island until it was converted into a Methodist mission church in 1921. Two other buildings in the district also contribute to its historic significance. These are the Minister's study, constructed in 1926 and the Parsonage constructed in 1965. The chapel has continued to serve as a place of worship on a nondenominational or interdenominational basis with services conducted by visiting clergy until the present day. The site is also significant for its small historic cemetery, founded in 1897, in which a number of the early settlers of Captiva are interred. Over a hundred years old, the cemetery continues to be an active burial place.
Street address:
11580 Chapin Lane
Captiva Island, FL USA

County / Borough / Parish: Lee

Year listed: 2013

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Education, Religion, Funerary

Periods of significance: 1897-1965

Historic function: School, Church, Cemetery

Current function: Church, Cemetery

Privately owned?: yes

Season start / Season finish: From: 11/8/2018 To: 4/30/2018

Hours of operation: From: 11:00 AM To: 1:00 PM

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 2: [Web Link]

National Historic Landmark Link: [Web Link]

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