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Palm Coast in Flagler County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Caretaker’s Residence

Washington Oaks Historic District

 
 
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By Brandon D Cross, January 14, 2020
1. Caretaker’s Residence Marker
Inscription.  
Owen and Louise Young retained several staff members to tend the gardens, orchards, buildings and farm animals. No employee was more devoted to Mr. and Mrs. Young than Francisco Lopez, who served as the Young’s cook, chauffeur and groundskeeper for 45 years. The caretakers residence included an unusual addition – a smokehouse with a steep pyramidal copper roof. Francisco Lopez used the smokehouse to prepare wild hogs, venison and mullet for the Youngs’ barbeque picnics.
 
Erected by Frank & Whitney Pirnet. (Marker Number 8.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Hispanic AmericansHorticulture & ForestryIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 29° 37.874′ N, 81° 12.446′ W. Marker is in Palm Coast, Florida, in Flagler County. Marker is on Old State Road A1A half a mile west of N Oceanshore Boulevard, on the left when traveling south. Marker located within Washington Oaks Gardens State Park. 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
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By Brandon D Cross, January 14, 2020
2. Caretaker’s Residence Marker
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distance of this marker. Mr. Young’s Office (here, next to this marker); Greenhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Coquina Columns (within shouting distance of this marker); Formal Gardens (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Citrus Groves (about 600 feet away); Young Home (about 600 feet away); The Studio (about 600 feet away); Washington Oaks Gardens (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Palm Coast.
 
Francisco Lopez image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, January 14, 2020
3. Francisco Lopez
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By Brandon D Cross, January 14, 2020
4. Historic Distric Map
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By Brandon D Cross, January 14, 2020
5. Historic Register Marker
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By Brandon D Cross, January 14, 2020
6. Washington Oaks Gardens State Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 22, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 65 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 22, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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