Roosevelt Elementary School

Roosevelt Elementary School (HM23IF)

Location: Tampa, FL 33629 Hillsborough County
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N 27° 54.993', W 82° 29.831'

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Theodore Roosevelt was the Assistant Secretary of the Navy when the battleship U.S.S. Maine was sunk in Havana Harbor. After the United States declared war on Spain in April 1898, initiating the Spanish American War, Roosevelt resigned his position and joined the military. Lieutenant Colonel Roosevelt recruited volunteers to serve in the newly organized 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry, which soon earned the nickname "Rough Riders." In June 1898, Roosevelt and the Rough Riders camped in Tampa before they disembarked to Cuba. Famed for their charge up Cuba's San Juan Hill, the Rough Riders were brave men who were determined to achieve an independent Cuba, a goal that Tampa's Cuban immigrants had long sought.

Theodore Roosevelt School constructed in 1925, benefits even today from the spirit of the Rough Riders. This school of academic excellence maintains a close relationship with the Tampa Bay Rough Riders, its partner for educational and civic activities.
Designed by B.C. Bonfoey in Mediterranean Revival style, Roosevelt Elementary School includes classic features. Crisp architectural lines are enhanced by subtle ornamental moldings and twin bell towers stand watch over the school much like Teddy's own sentries might have.
HM NumberHM23IF
Year Placed2006
Placed ByRoosevelt Elementary School, Hillsborough County Historical Advisory Council
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Date Added Wednesday, December 6th, 2017 at 1:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17J E 352670 N 6911140
Decimal Degrees27.91655000, -82.49718333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 27° 54.993', W 82° 29.831'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds27° 54' 59.5800" N, 82° 29' 49.8600" W
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Area Code(s)813, 850
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3205 S Ferdinand Ave, Tampa FL 33629, US
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