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Monday, August 26, 2013

on this day in:

1906 Sen. W. Hunt Harris represented the 24th District in the Florida Senate. C.L. Knowles was the state representative from Monroe County.

1951 The new Grace Lutheran Church on Flagler Avenue was dedicated. The guest speaker was Rev. Dallas Gibson, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church of Fort Lauderdale.

1953 The Key West Citizen had been at every meeting of the City Commission for 34 years. Proof was found when workmen removed the leather cover on the table used by the Key West City Commission and found underneath it a copy of The Citizen dated Monday Nov. 24, 1919.

1954 Captain Chauncey S. Willard relieved Commander Richard H. Rice as commanding officer of Naval Air Station Key West.

1972 A condominium project named Harbor Cay West was planned for North Roosevelt Boulevard. The project would have had 520 units in buildings that ranged from 5 to 11 floors, with the top floors reserved for penthouse apartments. The units were to have a sale price ranging from $17,990 to $448,500.