New Smyrna Beach in Volusia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Old St. Rita Colored Mission Church
Erected 2008 by the
Location. 29° 1.484′ N, 80° 55.975′ W. Marker is in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, in Volusia County. Marker is on North Duss Street south of Jefferson Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. The marker stands directly in front of the historic building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 314 North Duss Street, New Smyrna Beach FL 32168, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dr. Andrew Turnbull (approx. 0.6 miles away); To the Past... (approx. 0.6 miles away); Anniversary of Shelling by Union Gunboats (approx. 0.7 miles away); Site of Sheldon's New Smyrna Hotel (approx. 0.7 miles away); 1768 British Colony of New Smyrna (approx. 0.7 miles away); Coronado Beach House (approx. 2.7 miles away); Hotel Inlet Terrace (approx. 3.8 miles away); Jesse Linzy (approx. 3.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in New Smyrna Beach.
More about this marker. The marker is capped with the Florida Historical Marker Program logo.
Regarding Old St. Rita Colored Mission Church. St. Rita's Colored Catholic Mission became listed with the National Register
As the Black Heritage Museum, the building is a Designated Local Landmark of the City of New Smyrna Beach, and a plaque on the building notes its additional status as a Historic Property by the city. The city's Donnadine Miller Memorial Historic Preservation Award was conferred upon the building in 2006.
The museum was renamed the Mary S. Harrell Black Heritage Museum, in honor of its founder, in 2012.
Also see . . . St. Rita's Colored Catholic Mission page on Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 13, 2012, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida.)
Additional keywords. Segregation
Categories. • African Americans • Churches, Etc. •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 454 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.