St. Augustine in St. Johns County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Lincolnville Historic District
Once the site of Indian Villages, colonial plantations and orange groves, Lincolnville began as a settlement of emancipated slaves in 1866. African-Americans, who trace their origins to the City's 16th century founding, played an integral role in the history of St. Augustine for centuries before the forced segregation of the late 1800s led them to create their own community institutions. Here, they built churches, schools, and a vibrant business center surrounded by residences that displayed the ornate architecture of the age. By 1930, Lincolnville had become a major part of the City, encompassing both the African-American community itself and the adjacent white residential areas that had grown up with it. In 1964, civil rights demonstrations organized in Lincolnville attracted attention and influenced Congressional debated that led to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Today, the fifty-block Lincolnville neighborhood still contains the Ancient City's largest concentration of late Victorian Era buildings, most of them private homes. The Lincolnville Historic District was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.
Erected 1994 by Sponsored by the City of St. Augustine and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-353.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Civil Rights • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 29° 53.323′ N, 81° 18.943′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in St. Johns County. Marker is at the intersection of Martin Luther King Ave and Bridge Street, on the left on Martin Luther King Ave. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Augustine FL 32084, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Original Homesite of Maria Jefferson Epps Shine (a few steps from this marker); 81 Bridge Street (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 84 Bridge Street (about 500 feet away); 79 Bridge Street (about 500 feet away); First Baptist Church of St. Augustine (about 600 feet away); 84 St. Benedict Street (about 700 feet away); 76 Washington Street (about 700 feet away); St. Mary's Missionary Baptist (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Augustine.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 13, 2017, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 314 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 13, 2017, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.