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North Virginia Beach in Virginia Beach, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Life-Saving Station

 
 
The Life-Saving Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 30, 2021
1. The Life-Saving Station Marker
Inscription.  This structure was erected in 1903 to replace the original Life-Saving Station built in 1878. It remained an active Unite States Life-Saving/United States Coast Guard station until decommissioned in January 1969. Subsequently, the station was moved approximately two hundred yards from its original location by the City of Virginia Beach to be restored and preserved as a memorial 'to those who served." The structure is a Virginia Historic Landmark recorded on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected 1984 by The Virginia Beach Arts & Humanities Commission.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkMilitaryWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 36° 51.138′ N, 75° 58.524′ W. Marker is in North Virginia Beach in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Memorial is on Virginia Beach Boardwalk just south of 24th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2401 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach VA 23451, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Outer planking from a vessel (a few steps from this marker); Old Coast Guard Station
The Life-Saving Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 30, 2021
2. The Life-Saving Station Marker
(a few steps from this marker); U.S. Coast Guard Virginia Lifeboat Stations (a few steps from this marker); The United States Life-Saving Service Stations & Crews (a few steps from this marker); Replica Race Point Surfboat (a few steps from this marker); The War of 1812 / President – Little Belt Affair (a few steps from this marker); U-boats Off the Mid-Atlantic Coast (a few steps from this marker); 24th Street Park (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Virginia Beach.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 31, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 31, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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