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8 Dr. R.B. Hayling Place

ACCORD Freedom Trail

 
 
Former Home of Dr. Robert B. Hayling image. Click for full size.
By Mrs. Shirley Williams-Galvin, May 5, 2008
1. Former Home of Dr. Robert B. Hayling
Inscription. The house at 8 Scott Street was built in the 1950s as part of Rollins Subdivision, a new residential area where many prominent black St. Augustinians made their homes. In the early 1960s it was the residence of Dr. Robert B. Hayling and family. A dentist and Air Force veteran from Tallahassee, Dr. Hayling became the leader of the civil rights movement in St. Augustine. This house became a target for racist attacks. In one of them, the family dog was killed and Mrs. Hayling narrowly escaped being shot.

In 2003, this street was renamed to honor Dr. Hayling. A banner hung for the ceremony proclaimed him "Father of the Civil Rights Act of 1964". He was presented with a plaque from his former neighbors, who were known as "The Scott Street 11" for their civil rights activities. The ceremony was significant as the beginning of a concerted effort to honor the many heroes of the civil rights movement in St. Augustine as its 40th anniversary approached.

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.
Former Home of Dr. Robert B. Hayling image. Click for full size.
By Mrs. Shirley Williams-Galvin, May 5, 2008
2. Former Home of Dr. Robert B. Hayling
29° 53.313′ N, 81° 19.927′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in Saint Johns County. Marker is on Dr. R.B. Hayling Place. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8 Dr. R.B. Hayling Place, Saint Augustine FL 32084, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church ( about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); 570 Christopher Street ( about 700 feet away); S.D.W. Smith, Ancient City, Mt. Horeb #20 ( about 700 feet away); 262 West King Street ( approx. 0.2 miles away); 57 Chapin Street ( approx. 0.3 miles away); 96 Evergreen Avenue ( approx. 0.4 miles away); Evergreen Cemetery ( approx. half a mile away); Zora Neale Hurston ( approx. half a mile 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. The St. Augustine Freedom Trail
 
Categories. African AmericansCivil RightsHeroesNotable Persons
 
Street Named in Honor of Dr. Robert B. Hayling image. Click for full size.
By Gwendolyn Duncan, June 19, 2003
3. Street Named in Honor of Dr. Robert B. Hayling
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 5, 2008, by Gwendolyn Duncan of St. Augustine, Florida. This page has been viewed 2,488 times since then and 98 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 16, 2008, by Gwendolyn Duncan of St. Augustine, Florida.   3. submitted on May 5, 2008, by Gwendolyn Duncan of St. Augustine, Florida. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.
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