Cica 1864Founded in 1864, Cornish Chapel members began building their church in 1885. Designed to resemble European cathedrals, it served as a place of worship, school, and refuge during inclement weather. The foundation was quarried from the site and its wooden truss beams are believed to have been salvaged from sailing ships. The namesake and founding force behind this landmark church, Sandy Cornish, was a former slave, farm owner, businessman, civic leader, and was considered at the time to be the wealthiest man in Key West.
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|Placed By||Florida Department of State Division of Historical Resources|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 at 9:02am PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17R E 416525 N 2682845|
|Decimal Degrees||24.55294100, -81.80238700|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 24° 33.1765', W 81° 48.1432'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||24° 33' 10.5876" N, 81° 48' 8.5932" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 702 Whitehead St, Key West FL 33040, US|
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