Palm Coast in Flagler County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Washington Oaks Historick District
This riverside cottage was the winter home of Owen D. and Louise P. Young. The Young’s primary residence was in Van Homesville, New York. After much consideration, the Youngs decided to build their Washington Oaks home on this raised bank along the Matanzas River rather than beachside on the Atlantic Ocean. They preferred the protection of the oak hammock forest and the beautiful vistas of the river and marshes at sunset. The Youngs received many guests including national and state dignitaries, and enjoyed entertaining on the porches shaded by these majestic oaks.
Erected by William & Maxine Ferrence. (Marker Number 2.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 29° 37.827′ N, 81° 12.549′ W. Marker is in Palm Coast, Florida, in Flagler County. Marker can be reached from Old State Road A1A half a mile west of North Oceanshore Boulevard (State Road A1A), on the right when traveling south. Marker located within Washington Oaks Gardens Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6400 N Oceanshore Blvd, Palm Coast FL 32137, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Washington Oaks Gardens (a few steps from this marker); Formal Gardens (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Coquina Columns (about 400 feet away); Greenhouse (about 500 feet away); The Studio (about 600 feet away); The Citrus Groves (about 600 feet away); Caretaker’s Residence (about 600 feet away); Mr. Young’s Office (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Palm Coast.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 17, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 58 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 17, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.