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Emmett Lived Here

This is 211 W. Cervantes Street, in Pensacola, Florida.

211 West Cervantes St., Pensacola, Florida. Source: Trulia

211 West Cervantes St., Pensacola, Florida. Source: Trulia

Emmett lived here with the J. Walter Kehoe family from 1911 to early 1913, right up to when he left for Washington, D.C. to serve as U.S. Congressman for the third congressional district.

The Kehoes rented this house, and it is not clear which side was theirs; but, I do know that Emmett’s phone number was the same as the Kehoe’s family, so he lived with them on one side of this building.

The house was built in 1908; I wish I could see the inside of the building. I drove by this house the last time I was in Pensacola; it is on a very busy (and rough looking) street, and I was not comfortable going up to the house to ask for a tour. The neighborhood is undergoing gentrification, however, and it is good to see the house still standing, and other homes from this period being saved.

I think it is odd and fortuitous that I’ve been able to find most of the homes Emmett lived in still standing.

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5 replies

  1. Hi Judith
    I represent the current owners of 211 W Cervantes. I would like to extend my invite for you to come to Pensacola and tour this home. And if you think you can make it to Pensacola within the next few months, I would also like to pay for a 2 night stay at Sole or the Pensacola Grand. As you may already know, we have amazing beaches here in Pensacola. I will also make arrangements for you to have an amazing day at the beach, complete with pre-paid lounges and umbrella and attendant.

    I really enjoyed reading your blog about Emmett and the Kehoe family. I hope you can make it down here for a tour.

    best regards
    John Douglas
    Allison James Estates & Homes

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