Pensacola Treasures

 

Performers at Palafox Market

Just ambling out of the Little House on Belmont Street this morning on a 64 degree day, sun shining and the Downtown Market bustling

First United Methodist Church
First United Methodist Church

…past the First United Methodist Church and Rectory… past diners on the sidewalk in front of Palanzo’s enjoying breakfast.

Christ Church in Pensacola
Christ Church in Pensacola

Crossed Palafox Street to the Christ Church and Abbey.

Pensacola’s Church Circle at the intersection of Palafox and Wright is impressive, including the Emanuel Lutheran down the block from Christ Church…I amble on a blue sky day under the undulating arms of old oaks …

…past the new Main Library to the Victorian B & B.

Pensacola Victorian Bed and Breakfast
Pensacola Victorian Bed and Breakfast

…deeper into the neighborhoods under the arms of palms and oaks.

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Talked with owners out grooming their lawns. There is so much pride.  One owner explained that his home is over 135 years old.

…on to Devilliers Street .

The Gathering Awareness and Book Center on Devilliers Street, Pensacola
The Gathering Awareness and Book Center on Devilliers Street, Pensacola

Stopped at the Gathering Place, a bookstore owned by Georgia Blackmon, life long resident and local historian and woman leader. We chatted about books, and the long tradition of the African American community. Belmont Devilliers holds one of Pensacola’s richest musical traditions, evidenced in the local art.

Belmont Devilliers Art
Belmont Devilliers Art
Belmont Devilliers Neighborhood Revitalization Art
Belmont Devilliers Neighborhood Revitalization Art

Walked under the oaks to two of the historic African American churches, both over 100 years old. We are deep in one of Pensacola’s cultural districts.

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St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church on Reus and La Rua in Pensacola
Talbot Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church at Reus and La Rua Street in Pensacola

After a wonderful morning strolling old Pensacola streets and neighborhoods I turn for home onto La Rua Street. I discover a brand new B & B, and the owner Michael Greene. See the next blog introducing this exquisite new venue on the hill overlooking Church Circle. Here’s a peek:

Queen Anne Inn on La Rua Street, Pensacola
Queen Anne Inn on La Rua Street, Pensacola
Dining Room at the new Queen Anne Inn on La Rua Street in Pensacola

 

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