DeLuna Alley

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DeLuna Alley
north end: Intendencia Street
south end: South of Intendencia Street

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DeLuna Alley is a short, narrow City alley in downtown Pensacola. In its present form, it extends south from Intendencia Street, just west of Jefferson Street, for less than one block, behind Ragtyme Grille. Previously, the alley continued south and connected with Government Street.

Early Vital Records of Pensacola, Florida places the alley thusly:

Located one block east of Palafox, between Government and Intendencia, about 100 feet west of and parallel to Jefferson, which was not yet cut through.

History[edit]

Previously called Cushman's Alley or De Reache Alley, it was established as a City street, called DeLuna Street, by ordinance in 1906:

   
DeLuna Alley
The thoroughfare ... now known as Cushman's Alley or Dereache Street, is hereby declared to be a street to be known as DeLuna Street, and the City hereby assumes full control of and obligations for the maintenance and use of the same as a street.
   
DeLuna Alley

—Legal notice, Pensacola Journal, March 31, 1906.

Upon its establishment as as a city street in 1906, the street was 15½ to 16½ feet wide and permitted only one-way southbound traffic. Upon assuming ownership of the street, the City agreed not to construct sidewalks or allow the erection of utility poles on the street.[1]

The name "Cushman's Alley" was derived from Cushman's Drug Store.[2]

The alley is depicted, but not labelled, on the 1884 and 1892 Sanborn Maps, and depicted and labelled "De Reache St." on the 1903 Sanborn Maps.

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References[edit]

  1. Legal notice, Pensacola Journal, March 31, 1906.
  2. Early Vital Records of Pensacola, Florida. West Florida Genealogical Society (1989). Sidney P. Thomes, Editor.