Historic Markers Across Florida

Col. Peter O. Knight

Marker ID:  
Location: 245 S. Hyde Park Ave., Tampa
County: Hillsborough
Coordinates: N 27° 56.539    W 082° 27.839
  27.94231666    -82.46398333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMTD4P


Col. Peter O. Knight

Col. Peter O. Knight built this cottage at 245 Hyde Park Ave. in 1890, having moved here the year before from Fort Myers. He had married the former Miss Lillie Frierson in 1886. The house now is headquarters of the Tampa Historical Society. Knight rose to become one of the great leaders of Tampa and of Florida and was nationally known. He held public office and was a cooperation lawyer. Knight was President of Tampa Electric Co. and an officer in numerous other firms. He provided 5 cents trolley service in Tampa for many years. He died in 1946 at age 80.

Erected November 27, 1979
The Tampa Historical Society


City: Tampa, FL