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

Elk's Rest

100 Washington Street

 

— Lincolnville —

 
Elk's Rest Marker- image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, May 24, 2014
1. Elk's Rest Marker-
Inscription.  Fountain of Youth Lodge No. 649, Benevolent Protective Order of Elks of the World and Pride of Fountain of Youth Temple No. 413. Completed in November 1958.

This lodge, called Elks Rest, was at the early center of political and civil life of Lincolnville, providing housing for political rallies and cultural events.

During the 1960s, it served as daytime strategy, training and operations center of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and canteen and nutrition center—a bivouac for hundreds of participants and foot soldiers of the civil rights movement.

Presented by the Civil Rights Memorial Projects Committee of St. Augustine, Executive committee: Gerald Eubanks, Chairman: Bernice Harper, Vice-chairman: Joe Eubanks and Jimmie Wells, and supported by Henry “Hank” Thomas, Freedom Rider, 1961
Erected January 2006

 
Erected 2006 by Civil Rights Memorial Projects Committee of St. Augustine.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans
Elk's Rest Marker at The Elk's Club image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, September 16, 2014
2. Elk's Rest Marker at The Elk's Club
Civil Rights.
 
Location. 29° 53.221′ N, 81° 18.79′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in St. Johns County. Marker is on Washington Street north of De Haven Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Washington Street, 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. 56 Park Place (within shouting distance of this marker); First Baptist Church of St. Augustine (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); 84 St. Benedict Street (about 500 feet away); 76 Washington Street (about 500 feet away); St. Mary's Missionary Baptist (about 600 feet away); St. Paul A.M.E. Church (about 600 feet away); 97 M.L. King Avenue (about 600 feet away); Black Catholic Heritage (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Augustine.
 
Elk's Rest Marker - The original club sign image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, May 24, 2014
3. Elk's Rest Marker - The original club sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 18, 2014, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. This page has been viewed 410 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 18, 2014, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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