St. Augustine in St. Johns County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
100 Washington Street
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.
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 Civil Rights. A significant historical year for this entry is 1958.
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.
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 596 times since then and 51 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.