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

The Monson Motel

 
 
The Monson Motel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, July 25, 2020
1. The Monson Motel Marker
Inscription.  
The Monson Motel
formerly located on this site, was the
focal point of demonstrations led by
Dr. Robert B. Hayling
and
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
that resulted in the passage of the
Landmark
Civil Rights Act
of 1964.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil Rights.
 
Location. 29° 53.673′ N, 81° 18.673′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in St. Johns County. Marker can be reached from Avenida Menendez south of Hypolita Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker located within the Hilton St. Augustine Historic Bayfront Hotel in the pool area. 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 (within shouting distance of this marker); Monson Motel Steps (within shouting distance of this marker); Remnant of Rodriguez Arsian House (within shouting distance of this marker); Espinosa-Sanchez House
The Monson Motel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, July 25, 2020
2. The Monson Motel Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sanchez-Burt House (about 500 feet away); Frederick Douglass (about 500 feet away); Sanchez House (about 500 feet away); St. Augustine First World War Memorial (about 600 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.) 
 
Monson Motel Manager James Brock pouring acid into motel’s pool image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross
3. Monson Motel Manager James Brock pouring acid into motel’s pool
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 40 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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