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Dade City in Pasco County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Price Park

Circa 1967

 
 
Price Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, April 17, 2019
1. Price Park Marker
Inscription.  Price Park is part of the W.T. Anderson's addition (platted in 1888) and the Chas. H. Robinson's addition (platted in 1906). The park is the former site of the A.F. Price home purchased in 1917 from W.I. Porter. Alfred Francis "Frank" Price (1885-1961) served as Mayor of Dade City from 1915-1916. He was the fifth President of the Bank of Pasco County from 1930 until his passing, having begun his career there in 1908 as assistant cashier and later cashier. Also, active in the citrus industry, Mr. Price was one of the primary organizers of Pasco Packing Association in 1936. Remaining today from that earlier ownership are the tennis courts (originally a single clay court) rumored to be the oldest courts still in use in Pasco County. Part of the property was bound by a distinctive brick and poured concrete wall, which was constructed by local contractor, James Knox Ward (also an earlier mayor). The City of Dade City acquired the land from the Price-Huckaby family in 1967. The park was designated as Price Park in recognition of Mr. Price's contributions to the community.
 
Erected by City of Dade City.
Price Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, April 17, 2019
2. Price Park Marker
Looking west on FL 52

 
Location. 28° 21.883′ N, 82° 11.565′ W. Marker is in Dade City, Florida, in Pasco County. Marker is at the intersection of Meridian Avenue (State Road 52) and 11th Street, on the left when traveling east on Meridian Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dade City FL 33523, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Mary's Episcopal Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pasco County (approx. mile away); Dade City Grammar School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Saint Paul Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jones' Nursing Home (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dade City Atlantic Coast Line Depot (approx. half a mile away); Atlantic Coast Line Depot (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dade City.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 30, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 72 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 30, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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