Jacksonville in Duval County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Abraham Lincoln Lewis Mausoleum
Erected 2001 by A.L. Lewis Historical Society and The Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-448.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, the Art Deco, and the Historically Black Colleges and Universities series lists.
Location. 30° 22.877′ N, 81° 41.772′ W. Marker is in Jacksonville, Florida, in Duval County. Marker is on Moncrief Road near Edgewood Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jacksonville FL 32208, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Centennial Hall Edward Waters College (approx. 2.6 miles away); J.P. Small Memorial Park (approx. 2.7 miles away); Durkeeville (approx. 2.8 miles away); Mid-Westside Jacksonville (approx. 2.8 miles away); Confederate Torpedo Boat David (approx. 3 miles away); Second Missionary Baptist Church of LaVilla (approx. 3˝ miles away); St. Joseph Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 3.7 miles away); Old Brewster Hospital (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksonville.
Regarding Abraham Lincoln Lewis Mausoleum.
Lewis Mausoleum (added 1997 - - #97001225)
♦ Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Person
♦ Architect, builder, or engineer: James, Grieg, Sheftall, Leeroy
♦ Architectural Style: Modern Movement, Art Deco
♦ Historic Person: Lewis, Abraham Lincoln
♦ Significant Year: 1947, 1939
♦ Area of Significance: Commerce, Architecture, Entertainment/Recreation
♦ Period of Significance: 1925-1949
♦ Owner: Private
♦ Historic Function: Funerary
♦ Historic Sub-function: Graves/Burials
♦ Current Function: Funerary
♦ Current Sub-function: Graves/Burials
Also see . . .
1. Abraham Lincoln Lewis (1865–1947), Wikipedia entry. an American businessman. He founded the Afro-American Life Insurance Company in Jacksonville, Florida, and became the state's first African American millionaire. He also founded the National Register-listed community of American Beach, founded as a prestigious vacation spot for blacks during the period of racial segregation. (Submitted on August 13, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. Underground News Network UNN The American Beach Observer. about American Beach, Florida (Submitted on August 13, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
1. The Afro-American Life Insurance Company
was a historic business based in Jacksonville, Florida. It was founded in 1901 by Abraham Lincoln Lewis and his business associates. Up until the creation of this insurance company, black Americans found it difficult to purchase life insurance, which was unaffordable to most blacks at the time. The insurance company also served as a financial institution as well.
The company is responsible for the creation of American Beach in Nassau County, Florida.
— Submitted August 14, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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