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

24th Street Park

Site of former U.S. Life-Saving/Coast Guard Station from 1878-1969

 
 
24th Street Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 30, 2021
1. 24th Street Park Marker
Inscription.  On the site of the 24th Street Park stood the U.S. Life-Saving/Coast Guard Station which safeguarded this section of coastline for many years. The 1903 station was relocated to its current site in 1980, renovated and opened to the public as a museum in 1981. The 24th Street Park complex was completed in July 1995. Both the park and museum buildings are owned and maintained by the City of Virginia Beach. The Old Coast Guard Station museum is a private, nonprofit foundation.
 
Erected by Virginia Beach Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkMilitaryParks & Recreational AreasWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1995.
 
Location. 36° 51.144′ N, 75° 58.54′ W. Marker is in North Virginia Beach in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Marker 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. U-boats Off the Mid-Atlantic Coast (a few steps from this marker); Stern piece of a ship
24th Street Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 30, 2021
2. 24th Street Park Marker
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(a few steps from this marker); The United States Life-Saving Service Stations & Crews (a few steps from this marker); U.S. Coast Guard Virginia Lifeboat Stations (a few steps from this marker); Outer planking from a vessel (a few steps from this marker); A portion of the engine from the George Farwell (a few steps from this marker); Replica Race Point Surfboat (a few steps from this marker); The Life-Saving Station (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 28 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 31, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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