Stuart in Martin County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Gilbert's Bar House of Refuge
Only one remaining of nine on Florida east coast commissioned in 1875 for the U.S. Life-Saving Service. Keepers provided shelter, food, clothing, and transportation to survivors of shipwrecks and storms at sea. In U.S. Coast Guard Service through WW I. Acquired as Maritime Museum in 1955 by Martin County Historical Society. Listed on National Register of Historic Places 1976.
Erected 1976 by Florida State Society, Daughters of the American Colonists.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Colonists series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1875.
Location. 27° 12.001′ N, 80° 9.953′ W. Marker is in Stuart, Florida, in Martin County. Marker is on Southeast MacArthur Boulevard, 1.4 miles south of Southeast Ocean Boulevard (State Road A1A), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 Southeast MacArthur Boulevard, Stuart FL 34996, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gilbert's Bar Prehistoric Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Georges Valentine (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Sewall Home, Dock and Pineapple Fields (approx. 2 miles away); Sewall's Point (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Bakers of Waveland (approx. 2.2 miles away); Mount Elizabeth Mound (approx. 3.4 miles away); Mount Elizabeth (approx. 3˝ miles away); Tuckahoe (approx. 3˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stuart.
Also see . . . Gilbert's Bar House of Refuge. Historical Museum of Marin County webpage (Submitted on January 1, 2018, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 1, 2018, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 159 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on January 1, 2018, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. 2. submitted on March 29, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 3. submitted on January 1, 2018, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. 4. submitted on March 29, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.