Palm Coast in Flagler County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Washington Oaks Historic District
The coquina columns to the left stood alongside the original Highway A1A and served as the entrance gate to the Youngs’ winter residence. Coquina, a sedimentary rock made by sand, shells and water, is abundant at Washington Oaks on the Atlantic Coast side of the property. In 1955, Highway A1A was rerouted to the east at the request of Mr. Young. Today these relic columns serve as the “Gateway to the Washington Oaks Historic District.” Kathan Brown, granddaughter of Louise P. Young, recalls the family loading their “Woody” in Ormond Beach for a road trip to Washington Oaks.
Erected by Allen & Delores Lastinger. (Marker Number 1.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Roads & Vehicles.
Location. 29° 37.839′ N, 81° 12.468′ 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, on the right when traveling south. Marker located within Washington 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. Caretaker’s Residence (within shouting distance of this marker); Mr. Young’s Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Greenhouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Formal Gardens (about 400 feet away); Young Home (about 400 feet away); Washington Oaks Gardens (about 500 feet away); The Citrus Groves (about 700 feet away); The Studio (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Palm Coast.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 23, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 95 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 23, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.