Orlando in Orange County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
John R. Mott House Site
Built in 1920, the former house at 528 E. Washington Street was once home to Nobel Peace Prize winner John Raleigh Mott (1869-1955). As general secretary of the National War Work Council, a World War I era Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) program, Mott received the Distinguished Service Medal for his relief work for prisoners of war. Mott served as general secretary of the YMCA International Committee from 1915-1928 and president of the YMCA World Committee from 1926-1937. As a leader of many civic and Christian organizations, he traveled abroad and delivered thousands of speeches. He averaged 34 days a year on the ocean for 50 years and crossed the Atlantic over 100 times and the Pacific 14 times. Known to travel plainly, he refused a ticket on the Titanic to sail instead on a less extravagant ship. Mott received honorary degrees from six universities including Yale, Edinburgh, Princeton, and Brown. His numerous international honors, awards, and designations included recognition from China, Czechoslovakia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Poland, Portugal, Siam, Sweden, and the United States. Mott was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1946 for his humanitarian work.
Erected 2016 by Oscar J. Nollet Family, Commissioner Patty Sheehan, the Van Dusen-Wheeler Family and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-932.)
Location. 28° 32.609′ Touch for map. Marker is on the eastern side of Lake Eola Park. Marker is in this post office area: Orlando FL 32801, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Orlando Reeves (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); "Lest We Forget" (about 300 feet away); J. P. Musselwhite & Family (about 600 feet away); Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge (about 700 feet away); Mathew Robinson Marks (approx. 0.2 miles away); Linton E. Allen Memorial Fountain (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Cathedral Church of Saint Luke (approx. half a mile away); H. H. Dickson Azalea Park / Washington Street Bridge (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Orlando.
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