Price drop


The price on 211 W. Cervantes Street in Pensacola, where Emmett lived with the Kehoe family between 1911 and 1913, has dropped slightly.

211 West Cervantes St., Pensacola, Florida. Emmett and the Kehoes lived on the right side of this house, by the way. Source: Trulia


It can be yours for only $299,000!



Great Source: Sanborn Fire Maps for Pensacola, 1907


Here’s something that finally answered one of my big Emmett Wilson puzzles over the past five years of research:

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, Pensacola Florida, 1907. Source: University of Florida

Check this out: The line drawing (above) is a screen shot of the duplex 211 West Cervantes, as it appeared in 1907. Note that this one structure had TWO numbers (211 on our left, 209 on our right).

This tells us that Emmett and the Kehoe family lived on the left side of the duplex!

The number two in the bay window tells us that it was a two-story structure. The number two immediately to the left tells us that there were porches on both levels. The “x” indicates a door.

If you look at the current photos from the Zillow site in yesterday’s post, it looks like the bay windows are long gone. The porches are still there; the entrances appear to be the same.

It’s nice to be able to compare the original footprint of the house to the current building.