“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Jacksonville in Duval County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)

San Marco

San Marco Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, June 19, 2014
1. San Marco Marker
Inscription.  With the opening of the St. John's River Bridge in 1921, South Jacksonville became attractive to developers during the Florida land boom. In 1925, Jacksonville real estate developer Telfair Stockton began work on San Marco, an 80-acre Mediterranean-inspired community. Unlike many earlier developments, which were laid out following a grid street pattern, San Marco shows the influence of the City Beautiful movement. Its winding streets, planted medians, and use of parks and larger lots create a varied landscape and interesting building sites. San Marco developed rapidly. Before the streets were paved and the muddy claypit of a former brickyard became Lake Marco, lots were sold in a frenzy of speculation during September 1925. By late 1926, San Marco Square, the development's business district, was laid out. It was inspired by the Piazza San Marco in Venice, which Stockton had visited on a trip to Europe. One of the Square's original buildings, the St. Marks Building built in 1927, retains an arched facade and tile roof typical to the Mediterranean Revival style of architecture. San Marco's original residential neighborhood lies along the St. John's
San Marco Marker in Balis Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, June 19, 2014
2. San Marco Marker in Balis Park
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A Florida Heritage Site

Erected 2013 by The San Marco Preservation Society and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-776.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1925.
Location. 30° 18.249′ N, 81° 39.247′ W. Marker is in Jacksonville, Florida, in Duval County. Marker is at the intersection of San Marco Boulevard and Balis Place, on the right when traveling west on San Marco Boulevard. Marker is located in Balis Park in the heart of San Marco. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1999 San Marco Blvd, Jacksonville FL 32207, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Villa Alexandria (approx. ¼ mile away); South Jacksonville City Hall (approx. half a mile away); Oriental Gardens (approx. 0.8 miles away); Philips ~ Craig Swamp Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Jessie Ball DuPont Park (approx. 0.9 miles away); Douglas Anderson School (approx. one mile away); Old Philips Congregational Church (approx. one mile away); Soldiers of the American Revolution Associated with Jacksonville’s History (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksonville.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 26, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 311 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 26, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Nov. 26, 2022