“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
St. Augustine in Saint Johns County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)

177 Twine Street

ACCORD Freedom Trail

177 Twine Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mrs. Shirley Williams-Galvin, June 19, 2007
1. 177 Twine Street Marker
Inscription. The event that brought the civil rights movement in St. Augustine to international attention was the arrest of Mary Parkman Peabody (1891-1981), the 72-year old mother of the Governor of Massachusetts, for trying to be served in a racially integrated group at the Ponce de Leon Motor Lodge on March 31, 1964. The socially prominent Mrs. Peabody, whose husband was an Episcopal bishop, and who was related to Eleanor Roosevelt, stayed here at 177 Twine Street when she was not in the St. Johns County Jail. She was the guest of Mrs. Loucille Plummer (1924-1978) a nurse and civil rights activist.

Mrs. Plummer's house was the target of a firebombing attempt in 1965 because of her civil rights activities, but she did not let that dissuade her. According to Audrey Nell Edwards (one of the St. Augustine Four), Loucille Plummer "was a rock" in the cause of equality.

This Historical Marker Presented this 2nd Day of July, 2007 by Northrop Grumman
Erected 2007 by The 40th Anniversary to Commemorate the Civil Rights Demonstrations, Inc. (ACCORD).
Marker series. This marker is included in the Florida, St. Augustine Freedom Trail marker series.
Location. 29° 52.807′ N, 81° 18.807′ W. Marker
Unveiling of the Twine Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Shirley Williams-Galvin, June 19, 2007
2. Unveiling of the Twine Street Marker
is in St. Augustine, Florida, in Saint Johns County. Marker is on Twine Street. Touch for map. This marker is located north of the Willie Galimore Community Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 177 Twine Street, Saint Augustine FL 32084, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Reverend Goldie M. Eubanks (within shouting distance of this marker); 160 M.L. King Avenue (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); 156 M.L. King Avenue (about 700 feet away); 94 South Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Twine Park (approx. mile away); 111 Lincoln Street (approx. 0.3 miles away); 222 Riberia Street (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Powder House Lot / St. Johns County (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Augustine.
Also see . . .  ACCORD Freedom Trail website. (Submitted on May 16, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.)
Additional keywords. St. Augustine Freedom Trail
Categories. African AmericansCivil RightsEducationLandmarks
177 Twine Street Residence image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, May 20, 2014
3. 177 Twine Street Residence
Credits. This page was last revised on June 5, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 4, 2008, by Gwendolyn Duncan of St. Augustine, Florida. This page has been viewed 2,285 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 4, 2008, by Gwendolyn Duncan of St. Augustine, Florida.   3. submitted on May 20, 2014, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.
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