St. Augustine in Saint Johns County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
100 Washington Street
This lodge, called Elks Rest, was at the early center of political and civil life of Lincolnville, providing housing for political rallies and cultural events.
During the 1960s, it served as daytime strategy, training and operations center of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and canteen and nutrition center—a bivouac for hundreds of participants and foot soldiers of the civil rights movement.
Erected January 2006
Erected 2006 by Civil Rights Memorial Projects Committee of St. Augustine.
Location. 29° 53.221′ N, 81° 18.79′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in Saint Johns County. Marker is on Washington Street north of De Haven Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 56 Park Place (within shouting distance of this marker); First Baptist Church of St. Augustine (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); 84 St. Benedict Street (about 500 feet away); 76 Washington Street (about 500 feet away); St. Mary's Missionary Baptist (about 600 feet away); St. Paul A.M.E. Church (about 600 feet away); 97 M.L. King Avenue (about 600 feet away); Black Catholic Heritage (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Augustine.
Categories. • African Americans • Civil Rights •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 18, 2014, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. This page has been viewed 289 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 18, 2014, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.