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St. Augustine in St. Johns County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Monson Motel Steps

 
 
Monson Motel Steps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, July 25, 2020
1. Monson Motel Steps Marker
Inscription.  
These steps were salvaged
when the
Monson Motel
was demolished
in 2003 and
remain in tribute to
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
who was arrested here
in 1964.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil Rights.
 
Location. 29° 53.652′ N, 81° 18.683′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in St. Johns County. Marker can be reached from Avenida Menendez (Florida Route A1A) north of Hypolita Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker located within the Hilton St. Augustine Historic Bayfront Hotel. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 32 Avenida Menendez, Saint Augustine FL 32080, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sixteen Jewish Clergy (here, next to this marker); Remnant of Rodriguez Arsian House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Monson Motel (within shouting distance of this marker); Espinosa-Sanchez House (within shouting distance of this marker); Frederick Douglass
Monson Motel Steps Marker, with steps in forground image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, July 25, 2020
2. Monson Motel Steps Marker, with steps in forground
(about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Augustine First World War Memorial (about 500 feet away); Sanchez-Burt House (about 500 feet away); Sanchez House (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Augustine.
 
Also see . . .  1964 Monson Motor Lodge protests. Wikipedia (Submitted on July 29, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.) 
 
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. arrested in St. Augustine, Fl, 1964 image. Click for full size.
By Wikimedia Commons/Pulblic Domain
3. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. arrested in St. Augustine, Fl, 1964
Hilton St. Augustine Historic Bayfront Hotel entrance image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, July 25, 2020
4. Hilton St. Augustine Historic Bayfront Hotel entrance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 29, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 29, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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