There's an undated proposal for the Pitt's Slip/Bartram Park area in the Historical Society's archives. I think it might've come from the Cyril Paumier guidelines or maybe the Preservation Board's 1970s-era master plan, but I'm not sure. Note the proposed maritime museum. It has these two conceptual drawings and the following recommendations:
Architecturally, the site assumes an interface role, serving as a transitional area between the residential scale and atmosphere of the Seville Square Historic District and the industrial character of the Port of Pensacola. The response of the design, therefore, is to negate the adverse visual impact of the port's structures through landscape screening and the placement of new structures. Elements such as a proposed museum building; the snapper smack Buccaneer, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places; and the visual aspects associated with a commercial marina, such as masts, rigging, etc., in the foreground will de-emphasize the visual presence of the port.
The site offers the City of Pensacola a unique opportunity to develop an urban nature-history area offering recreational facilities for picnicing, wading, fishing, nature study, canoeing, and boating. So developed, the site will compliment and complete the recreational facilities of the Seville Square Historic District.
- Good article. I have some stuff from City archives re Pitt's Slip that may interest you. Want me to email them to ya? — dscosson • talk 22:13, 14 March 2010 (CDT)
- Sure! I just added some more stuff too. — admin • talk 22:26, 14 March 2010 (CDT)