St. Augustine in St. Johns County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
156 M.L. King Avenue
ACCORD Freedom Trail
When Dr. King came to St. Augustine during the campaign that led to the passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, this was one of the houses where he stayed. Mrs. Price remembered Dr. King and his colleague, Rev. Ralph Abernathy, eating breakfast here before going off to be arrested at the Monson Motor Lodge on the bay front--an event that made international news.
In 1985 the name of Central Avenue was changed to honor Martin Luther King. Many cities have streets named for Dr. King, but this one is special because he actually stayed on it in the course of changing history.
This Historical Marker Presented this 2nd Day of July, 2007 by: Northrop Grumman
Erected 2007 by The 40th Anniversary to Commemorate the Civil Rights Demonstrations, Inc. (ACCORD).
Topics and series.African Americans • Civil Rights • Heroes • Peace. In addition, it is included in the Florida, St. Augustine Freedom Trail, the Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is July 2007.
Location. 29° 52.914′ N, 81° 18.803′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in St. Johns County. Marker is on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave.. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 156 ML King Ave, Saint Augustine FL 32084, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 160 M.L. King Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); 94 South Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Last Slave Cabin (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named The Last Slave Cabin (about 300 feet away); Reverend Goldie M. Eubanks (about 500 feet away); 177 Twine StreetTwine Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); 111 Lincoln Street (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Augustine.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2022. It was originally submitted on May 5, 2008, by Gwendolyn Duncan of St. Augustine, Florida. This page has been viewed 3,600 times since then and 114 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on May 5, 2008, by Gwendolyn Duncan of St. Augustine, Florida. 2. submitted on April 13, 2017, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. 3. submitted on May 21, 2014, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.