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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Dade City in Pasco County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)

Price Park

Circa 1967

Price Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, April 17, 2019
1. Price Park Marker
Inscription.  Price Park is part of the W.T. Anderson's addition (platted in 1888) and the Chas. H. Robinson's addition (platted in 1906). The park is the former site of the A.F. Price home purchased in 1917 from W.I. Porter. Alfred Francis "Frank" Price (1885-1961) served as Mayor of Dade City from 1915-1916. He was the fifth President of the Bank of Pasco County from 1930 until his passing, having begun his career there in 1908 as assistant cashier and later cashier. Also, active in the citrus industry, Mr. Price was one of the primary organizers of Pasco Packing Association in 1936. Remaining today from that earlier ownership are the tennis courts (originally a single clay court) rumored to be the oldest courts still in use in Pasco County. Part of the property was bound by a distinctive brick and poured concrete wall, which was constructed by local contractor, James Knox Ward (also an earlier mayor). The City of Dade City acquired the land from the Price-Huckaby family in 1967. The park was designated as Price Park in recognition of Mr. Price's contributions to the community.
Erected by City of Dade City
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1967.
Location. 28° 21.883′ N, 82° 11.565′ W. Marker is in Dade City, Florida, in Pasco County. Marker is at the intersection of Meridian Avenue (State Road 52) and 11th Street, on the left when traveling east on Meridian Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dade City FL 33523, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Mary's Episcopal Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pasco County (approx. ¼ mile away); Pasco County Courthouse (approx. ¼ mile away); Pasco County World War II Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Church Street Historic District (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dade City Grammar School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Saint Paul Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dade City.
Price Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, April 17, 2019
2. Price Park Marker
Looking west on FL 52
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 30, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 280 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 30, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 6, 2023