The Oldest Schoolhouse

The Oldest Schoolhouse (HM1L39)

Location: Key West, FL 33040 Monroe County
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Country: United States of America
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N 24° 33.417', W 81° 48.224'

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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 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 he 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.
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HM NumberHM1L39
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Marker NumberF-724
Year Placed2011
Placed BySponsored by Edward B. Knight and the Florida Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, June 15th, 2015 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 418605 N 2716128
Decimal Degrees24.55695000, -81.80373333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 24° 33.417', W 81° 48.224'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds24° 33' 25.02" N, 81° 48' 13.44" W
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Area Code(s)305
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 336 Duval St, Key West FL 33040, US
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