Historic Markers Across Florida



Clinton Square



Marker ID:  48
Location: 281 Front Street, Key West, FL
County: Monroe
Coordinates: N 24° 33.506    W 081° 48.396
  24.55843333    -81.8066
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



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This monument represents two perspectives on how the Civil War affected the residents of Key West. The obelisk in the center of the memorial plot was erected by the Navy Club of Key West for the Union soldiers who lost their lives in Key West during the Civil War. The metal fence surrounding the obelisk was erected by R. Vining Harris, a staunch Confederate and the father of the builder of the Southernmost House, to memorialize the loss of Confederate soldiers.
-Circa 1866-

Florida Department of State Division of Historical Resources.