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Alva in Lee County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Alva Library-Owanita Chapel

 
 
Alva Library-Owanita Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, October 1, 2018
1. Alva Library-Owanita Chapel Marker
Inscription.  Formed 1901, the Alva Book Club, was incorporated as the Alva Library Association November 15, 1906. It provided the first public library in Southwest Florida on this lot donated by Captain Peter Nelson, Alva's founder. This library was dedicated June 26, 1909. The Alva Civic League built additions to the library for a community center in the 1940's. The Owanita Baptist Chapel, built 1901, was moved to the Alva Methodist Church after the 1926 hurricane, and later to the library lot. In 1974 the Alva Library Association and the Alva Garden Club agreed to use the site for a museum. It was dedicated July 4, 1976. The Alva Museum is a collection of early historical memorabilia of Eastern Lee County.
 
Erected 1990 by Alva Library Association-Alva Garden Club.
 
Location. 26° 42.885′ N, 81° 36.53′ W. Marker is in Alva, Florida, in Lee County. Marker is at the intersection of East Pearl Street and Julia Street, on the right when traveling east on East Pearl Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 21420 East Pearl Street, Alva FL 33920, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
Alva Library-Owanita Chapel Marker and Library image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, October 1, 2018
2. Alva Library-Owanita Chapel Marker and Library
11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Denaud (approx. 6.4 miles away); Buckingham Army Air Field (approx. 8.6 miles away); Buckingham Army Air Field Gunnery Ranges (approx. 9.7 miles away); The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service (approx. 10 miles away); The South Florida Ecosystem (approx. 10 miles away); Explore Southwest Florida Naturally! (approx. 10 miles away); The Florida Manatee (approx. 10 miles away); Why do Manatees Come to Manatee Park ? (approx. 10 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 15, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 14, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 14, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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