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PENSACOLA LIGHT

State: FLORIDA
Location: ENTRANCE TO PENSACOLA BAY
Nearest City: PENSACOLA
County: ESCAMBIA
U.S.C.G. District: 8
Year Station Established: 1825


Pensacola Light
Photo by David Cipra, ca. 1994
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1859
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1965
  • Foundation Materials: GRANITE
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: BLACK TOP/WHITE BOTTOM
  • Shape: CONICAL ATTACHED TO ORIG. KEEPERS
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 150
  • Original Optic: FIRST ORDER, REVOLVING
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1859
  • Present Optic: FIRST ORDER, REVOLVING
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1869
  • Height of Focal Plane: 191
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: "HENRY LEPAUTE" REVOLVING LENS REMAINS IN OPERATION
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date: 1825
  • Description:
  • Fate/Disposition: DEMOLISHED WHEN NEW LIGHTHOUSE COMPLETED
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1868
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style: FEDERAL/ITAL. ECLECTIC
  • Construction Materials: BRICK DUPLEX
Other Structures: WORKHOUSE ATTACHED TO TOWER, STORAGE BUILDING, KEEPERS QUARTERS(DUPLEX), OIL HOUSE W/ATTACHED SHED, 3 BAY GARAGE, PUMPHOUSE

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION ON NAVAL AIR STATION

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD (OPTIC)/U.S. NAVY (BUILDINGS)

Open to the Public? YES (Go to Lighthouses to Visit for access information)

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #74000622
Name of Listing: PENSACOLA LIGHTHOUSE & KEEPER'S QUARTERS
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

HABS/HAER Documentation? YES, FL-147

Miscellaneous:
DAMAGED IN CIVIL WAR



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