Kupfrian's Park

Kupfrian's Park (HM1DD0)

Location: Pensacola, FL 32501 Escambia County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 25.863', W 87° 14.377'

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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 amenities such as a German-style beer garden, a racetrack surrounding an infield lake, and numerous picnic pavilions nestled among his park's large live oak trees. One of the park's greatest contributions to the growth of Pensacola was its connection with the creation of the city's first public transportation system. An astute businessman, Kupfrian was one of the founding owners of the Pensacola Street Car Company, and he made certain that the company's service extended two miles northwest of the city center to terminate at his park's main gate. As the city grew during the 1920s, the popularity of Kupfrian's Park waned, eventually being replaced by coastal venues accessible by the newly constructed Pensacola Bay Bridge. Today, the park's original structures are gone, but many of its oak trees and infield lake remain. Kupfrian's Park is an important reminder of the many contributions made by immigrant entrepreneurs to the multi-cultural growth of modern Pensacola.
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HM NumberHM1DD0
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Marker NumberF-732
Year Placed2012
Placed ByThe Kupfrian Park Homeowners Association, the Escambia County Board of Commissioners, West Florida Historic Preservation, Inc. & the Florida Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 9:47am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 476990 N 3366575
Decimal Degrees30.43105000, -87.23961667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 25.863', W 87° 14.377'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 25' 51.78" N, 87° 14' 22.62" W
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Area Code(s)850
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1711-1999 W Avery St, Pensacola FL 32501, US
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