Frank B. Butler and his company College Park Realty Co. established Butler's Beach Subdivision in 1947. At that time, it was the only African-American beach between American Beach in Duval County and Daytona Beach in Volusia County. Butler's Beach . . . — — Map (db m230268) HM
Butler was heavily involved in local politics to ensure that African-American citizens in St. Johns County had a voice in elections. In 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his associates Andrew Young, Ralph Abernathy and C.T. Vivian, stayed at . . . — — Map (db m230269) HM
In 1927, Frank B. Butler began purchasing properties on Anastasia Island, eventually expanding his land holdings from the Matanzas River to the Atlantic Ocean. Butler operated the Sea Breeze Kaseno, Butler's Inn, and developed a residential . . . — — Map (db m230219) HM
In 1927, Frank B. Butler began purchasing properties on Anastasia Island, eventually expanding his land holdings from the Matanzas River to the Atlantic Ocean. Butler operated the Sea Breeze Kaseno, Butler's Inn, and developed a residential . . . — — Map (db m230221) HM
In front of you beyond the marsh grass, flows the Matanzas River, an arm of the ocean beginning just to the south at Matanzas Inlet. Even in its earliest colonial days, this river was an important water approach to the Spanish town of St. Augustine, . . . — — Map (db m230272) HM
There are at least ten known historical and archeological sites that are located in the vicinity of Southeast Intracoastal Waterway Park. These sites contain food waste piles, known as shell middens, which are scattered with artifacts that date . . . — — Map (db m230571) HM
The intact buildings and grounds of St. Ambrose Parish reflect the commitment of the Roman Catholic Church to reach small rural communities in Florida. Catholic Mass was first celebrated with settlers in a barn here at Moccasin Branch in the early . . . — — Map (db m101631) HM
"Beluthahatchee", as defined by noted author Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960) is a mythical "Florida Shangra-la, where all unpleasantness is forgiven and forgotten." When Florida author/activist Stetson Kennedy moved here, the site was named and set . . . — — Map (db m230185) HM
"Beluthahatchee" as defined by noted author Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960) is a mythical "Florida Shangri-la, where all unpleasantness is forgiven and forgotten." When Florida author/activist Stetson Kennedy (b. 1916) moved here, the site was named . . . — — Map (db m61584) HM
Beluthahatchee Park, located on the William Bartram Scenic Highway, is a 4-acre park located within the 70-acre tract of land purchased by Stetson Kennedy in 1948, after the 18-acre Beluthahatchee lake was created by impounding Mill Creek in 1945. . . . — — Map (db m230183) HM
History was made at Beluthahatchee during the latter half of the 20th century by both Stetson Kennedy and his frequent house guest, America's legendary fold(sp) balladeer Woody Guthrie who wrote the famous song, "This Land is Your Land." The final . . . — — Map (db m230184) HM
In 1766 on the banks of the St. Johns River at Little Florence Cove, William Bartram attempted to farm a 500-acre land grant. Bartram had spent much of the previous year exploring the new British Colony of East Florida with his father, John Bartram, . . . — — Map (db m48683) HM
(born Dec. 23, 1956)
As a quarterback and tight end at U.K., he won the 1976 SEC Championship. In the 1977 Peach Bowl, Ramsey was first-team all SEC and was third-team All American as QB at U.K. in 1977. . . . — — Map (db m166917) HM
In 1890 Thomas Horace Hastings, a cousin of Henry Flagler, founded the settlement of Hastings. He built the first house and constructed greenhouses to raise early winter vegetables for Flagler’s hotels. The post office was established in 1891. . . . — — Map (db m72749) HM
The town of Hastings was named after Thomas Horace Hastings, a cousin of Henry Flagler. Hastings and other settlers moved to the area for the agricultural potential of this region, and the proximity to the St. Johns River and Deep Creek. In the . . . — — Map (db m216205) HM
John Henry “Pop” Lloyd
Born: April 25, 1884 in Palatka, FL
Asked to name the world’s greatest player, a St. Louis Sports writer in 1938 replied that in the majors, it was Babe Ruth, but in all of baseball, it was Lloyd. . . . — — Map (db m166919) HM
Here where the St. Johns River narrows, was a natural crossing used by Indians, and later by the Spaniards, in pushing west. A Spanish fort, built in 1700, protected the crossing and trail that led to Apalache, near Tallahassee. From 1836 to 1870, . . . — — Map (db m64001) HM
At Fort Picolata, Nov. 18, 1765,
William Bartram and his father John
saw Creek Indian Treaty signed and
began their Florida plants survey.
The Wildflower Garden Club of District IV
In loving memory of Lorraine Ridge . . . — — Map (db m42235) HM
One of the principle economic activities during the First Spanish Period (1565-1763) was cattle ranching. Beginning in the middle of the 17th Century, Spanish governors issued large tracts of land to prominent families, hoping to encourage the . . . — — Map (db m230097) HM
In 1696 a small party of shipwrecked English passengers passed through Nocatee as they may (sp) their way northward to the English town of Charleston, South Carolina. The refugee group had wrecked near Jupiter Inlet and then walked to St. Augustine . . . — — Map (db m230126) HM
The Mickler family (pronounced MIKE-LER) has lived in this area of St. Johns County since the 1820s. The Micklers originally lived in an area known as Palm Valley, which got its name around 1901 and was named for the abundance of palms in the area. . . . — — Map (db m230124) HM
Like Mickler Road, the park is named in honor of the Micker family. The name is pronounced MIKE-LER. The Mickler Family has lived in St. Johns County since the 1820s and bult their home in the community of Palm Valley. In the 1930s, the Mickler . . . — — Map (db m230100) HM
One of the earliest towns established in this area of St. Johns County, was known as Mineral City. In 1912, mining engineers George Anson Pritchard and Henry Holland Buckman discovered valuable minerals in the sands of northeast St. Johns County. . . . — — Map (db m230122) HM
This site is believed by some historians to correspond with the offshore location where Juan Ponce de Leon calculated his fleet's position when he first sighted Florida. Ponce's fleet of three vessels set sail from Puerto Rico in early March 1513. . . . — — Map (db m93364) HM
In 1736 Diego de Espinosa owned a cattle ranch on Diego Plains, a flat, open area east of here.
For protection against Indians, his house was surrounded by a 15-foot high palisade with two bastions at opposite corners.
Manned later by Spanish . . . — — Map (db m100628) HM
In 1768, James Grant (1720-1806), Governor of British East Florida from 1763 to 1773, established Grant's Villa Plantation at the juncture of the Guana and North Rivers. Enslaved Africans cleared the 1,450-acre tract of land, planted indigo seeds, . . . — — Map (db m80967) HM
This rich hammock once covered with oaks, magnolias and especially palms was originally known as the Plains of Diego, after Don Diego de Espinosa, who built a small fort nearby in the 1730's. Around 1900, the community of Diego was renamed Palm . . . — — Map (db m157509) HM
World War II Operation Pastorius Nazi Saboteurs Landed Here
On the night of June 16, 1942, German U-boat U-584 landed four trained Nazi agents here dressed as American civilians. After burying four boxes containing explosives and incendiaries . . . — — Map (db m57383) HM
Through his love of baseball and through his love for St. Augustine and its people, Frederick G. (Fred) Francis took baseball out of the sandlots and lifted the St. Augustine Saints to four pennants while he was at the helm.
Fred Francis made it . . . — — Map (db m173972) HM
General Bailey was born and once played in/shared the culture of the neighborhood of West Augustine, directed by his parents and the elementary school personnel. Born during the civil rights era which was spearheaded locally by Florida . . . — — Map (db m156555) HM
Fullerwood School was built in 1927 and is the only example in St. Augustine of the work of noted architect A. Ten Eyck Brown (1878-1940), famed for his courthouses, banks, and city halls in New Orleans, Miami and Atlanta. His name is on the . . . — — Map (db m40725) HM
This area in the heart of Lincolnville was associated with black education for nearly a century. This lot was the site of the Presbyterian Parochial and Industrial School, headed by Rev. James H. Cooper. It was demolished in 1940 and the grounds . . . — — Map (db m40701) HM
This was the home of Mrs. Georgie Mae Reed (1926-1995), who took part in one of the most famous events in the civil rights movement that changed America and inspired the world.
On March 31, 1964, Mrs. Reed was one of five St. Augustine women who . . . — — Map (db m65420) HM
Constructed before 1885, this is one of the oldest surviving buildings in Lincolnville, an historic neighborhood founded by freed slaves after the Civil War.
It was home to two generations of the Moran family. Horace Moran was the chef at the . . . — — Map (db m21194) HM
This house was built between 1904 and 1910 on what was then called Central Avenue. The name was changed in 1986. There are many streets in America named to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., but this one is special because he actually walked on it . . . — — Map (db m17915) HM
This was the home of Oscar Turner (1898-1987) and his wife Mabel (1903-1978). Their daughter, Mattie, married educator and coach A. Malcolm Jones, the principal of Richard J. Murray High School, for whom the recreational field at the nearby Willie . . . — — Map (db m40698) HM
This house was built in the 1920s and purchased a decade later by Jutson Ayers, who worked as an alligator wrestler for a quarter of a century at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm before his death in 1958. His widow, Mrs. Rena Ayers, gave important . . . — — Map (db m17914) HM
The dates of this arrival and departure are unknown. What is known is that the Calus (a) Indians were a very warlike tribe that did not want the Spanish in their territory, and so they fought with them and killed many. After two or three months of . . . — — Map (db m188797) HM
The house at 156 Central Avenue was built in the 1950's for Mrs. Janie Price, a nurse at Flagler Hospital. She had taken her nurse's training at Grady Hospital in Atlanta in the 1940s and while there had attended dances with students from Morehouse . . . — — Map (db m7627) HM
Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles was from the northern regions of Spain in a district known for its seafaring traditions and Celtic roots. In 1565, news reached Madrid that a group of French settlers, led by the explorer Jean Ribault, had established a . . . — — Map (db m188798) HM
The southern half of Lincolnville was, in colonial times, a plantation called "Buena Esperanza" (Spanish for "Good Hope"). During the Flagler Era of the 1880s, it was bought by Standard Oil millionaire William Warden and developed as a residential . . . — — Map (db m40699) HM
In 1740, General James Oglethorpe of Georgia, vowed to "take St. Augustine or leave my bones before its walls." The Spanish Governor Manuel de Montiano vowed in turn to "shed his last drop of blood" in defense of the town. Neither had to keep their . . . — — Map (db m46349) HM
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 . . . — — Map (db m7610) HM
This anchor was purchased by Walter B. Fraser and placed here in 1933. The ship's name and site of the anchor's recovery are unknown, but Britain's Royal Navy used this size and type of anchor on their famous 74-gun ships of the line. First designed . . . — — Map (db m188998) HM
English: These cannons were recovered from various locations in Florida and the Caribbean, by wreck salvage operators. Artillery of this era, the 17th and 18th century, are rated by the weight of the projectile cannonball they fire. . . . — — Map (db m188692) HM
This small brick structure was originally a privy (outhouse), likely built before the house sometime between 1872 and 1875 (there was also one in the south corner).
It was turned into a shed after indoor plumbing and bathrooms were added to the . . . — — Map (db m126898) HM
These bricks are the remains of the south privy (outhouse), built for use primarily by tourists rather than the keepers’ families. At some point during its history this outhouse was converted into a toilet.
The smaller brick square just to the . . . — — Map (db m126954) HM
Just to the east of this well stood the original wooden kitchens, used prior to adding the brick kitchens on either side of the keepers’ house.
The well had a pump handle, like the one you see between the two old kitchens in the picture to . . . — — Map (db m126897) HM
This is one of two brick kitchens added in 1888, replacing former wooden kitchens that were located closer to the lighthouse tower. Before indoor air conditioning and safer cooking techniques, kitchens were detached from houses to protect them from . . . — — Map (db m126957) HM
Gaar Scott & Company, established in 1895 in Richmond, Indiana, manufactured a long line of tractors, threshing machines, and steam engines from 1842 through 1911, including this 1902 model.
This enormous cast-iron and steel tractor, weighing some . . . — — Map (db m126113) HM
Bethel Baptist Church was founded in 1939 by Rev. William Banks, the former pastor of St. Mary's Missionary Baptist Church on Washington Street, and other members from that congregation. Land was acquired on Riberia Street, and the church building . . . — — Map (db m21207) HM
Leo C. Chase, Sr., who had previously managed the Huff Funeral Home in Lincolnville, opened one of the oldest businesses in St. Augustine, this funeral home in 1955. His son, Arnett Chase, took over after his father's death in 1977. Another son, . . . — — Map (db m40723) HM
The Ponce de Leon Shopping Center opened in 1955 as the first downtown shopping center in St. Augustine. It was designed by Morris Lapidus (1902-2001), Florida's most famous mid-twentieth century architect, and is the only example of his work in the . . . — — Map (db m7696) HM
Bernard Street is one of three historically black residential streets in the North City area, dating back to the Flagler Era. At the west end of the street were a lumber yard, steam laundry, and ice plant that provided employment. Other residents . . . — — Map (db m17913) HM
Native Americans, known today as the Timucua, begin to occupy the region that spreads from present-day Central Florida to Southwest Georgia. The Timucua were a loosely knit confederation of tribes that shared a common language, but were not bound . . . — — Map (db m188792) HM
This beach cottage attracted international attention in 1964, and a photograph taken here of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. pointing to a bullet hole in the window has become one of the iconic images of the civil rights movement. It was the winter . . . — — Map (db m40697) HM
This house, overlooking Maria Sanchez Lake, was built in the 1950's for a distinguished family of educators. James G. Reddick was a longtime principal of Excelsior School and his wife Maude was the supervisor of black schools in St. Augustine in the . . . — — Map (db m21187) HM
57 Chapin Street was once the home of Willie Galimore (1935-1964), the most famous athlete to come from St. Augustine. A three-time Pittsburgh Courier All-American football player at Florida A & M University under the legendary coach Jake Gaither, . . . — — Map (db m7732) HM
This was the home of Rev. Roscoe Halyard and his wife Flora, both active participants in the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Rev. Halyard, who was associated with Zion Baptist Church and worked as a carpenter, made trips to both Tallahassee and . . . — — Map (db m21208) HM
64 Washington Street was the Florida State Headquarters of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) during and after the civil rights demonstrations of 1964. SCLC was founded in 1957 by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. after the successful . . . — — Map (db m7607) HM
This house was built in 2008 by Habitat for Humanity for one of the Ancient City's civil rights heroes, Audrey Nell Edwards. Along with JoeAnn Anderson Ulmer, Samuel White, and Willie Carl Singleton, she was one of the "St. Augustine Four." As . . . — — Map (db m40724) HM
The St. Augustine office of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was located in this building from the 1970's until the early 1990's. The organization's roots in the Ancient City began much earlier. William English . . . — — Map (db m21181) HM
The Rudcarlie Building at 79 Bridge Street was built in the 1950's by Dr. Rudolph N. Gordon (1901-1959) and named for the members of his family. Rudolph, Carlotta, and Rosalie. It was the first medical/dental office constructed in St. Augustine . . . — — Map (db m7640) HM
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 . . . — — Map (db m7628) HM
A part of the armament of historic Fort Marion (Castillo de San Marcos) before, during and after the Civil War Presented to the City of St. Augustine by the U.S. War Department June 12, 1900 — — Map (db m46800) HM
This Victorian house in the historic Lincolnville neighborhood (founded by freed slaves after the Civil War) became a civil rights landmark in 1964. It was a gathering place for people in the movement, where they could meet, rest, seek solace, and . . . — — Map (db m40729) HM
Trinity United Methodist Church is the oldest congregation in historic Lincolnville and one of the oldest Protestant congregations in Florida. Its origins date to the early American period, in the 1820s, when a Methodist missionary came to St. . . . — — Map (db m21206) HM
The narrow streets and small building lots of this area mark it as the earliest part of Lincolnville, founded by freed slaves after the Civil War and now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. An earlier house that stood on this site . . . — — Map (db m102339) HM
This has been the home to the Whites, one of the outstanding families active in the 1963-1964 civil rights movement in St. Augustine. Parents James (a decorated Buffalo Soldier from World War II) and Hattie Lee White both took part in . . . — — Map (db m40700) HM
Zion Baptist Church, with its distinctive double towers, was built in 1921 to house a congregation originally organized in 1886. It is the last house of worship passed by many funerals on their way to several nearby cemeteries, including the one . . . — — Map (db m7803) HM
97 Martin Luther King Avenue was built in the 1920s by Frederick E. Martin, a prominent Lincolnville businessman whose name is set in the tile inside the front door. It was a popular confectionery and sundries store under many owners, drawing some . . . — — Map (db m7727) HM
St. Augustine's colonial downtown district exists as the most enduring location of European origin in the United States, having been settled since 1572. A diverse array of archaeological resources, the result of 400+ years of . . . — — Map (db m102336) HM
Civil War Dead
An estimated 700,000 Union and Confederate soldiers died in the Civil War between April 1861 and April 1865. As the death toll rose, the U.S. government struggled with the urgent but unplanned need to bury fallen Union . . . — — Map (db m127668) HM
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that . . . — — Map (db m144126) HM WM
Fort Mose (Moh-Say) was a multicultural community of people originally from West and Central Africa, along with some Native Americans.
Some of the residents of Mose, like Francisco Menéndez, fought in the 1715 Yamasee War against the . . . — — Map (db m126973) HM
Built by Henry Flagler, the Alcázar Hotel opened as a companion to the Ponce de León in 1888. The building, one of the first multi-storied structures in the country constructed with poured concrete, was designed by John M. Carrere and Thomas . . . — — Map (db m115580) HM
In 2011, archaeologists from the University of Florida made an unexpected discovery at this spot. Coquina and oyster shell foundations, outlining a building of at least 90 by 40 feet, were uncovered just inches under the sod. Artifacts associated . . . — — Map (db m146511) HM
In 1934, laborers at the Fountain of Youth began work to cultivate a citrus grove here on the property. Almost immediately, a shovel thrust unearthed a cluster of human bones. The sheriff was called and it was soon determined that neither the . . . — — Map (db m188866) HM
By the year 1870, a widowed Clarissa Fairbanks Anderson had built on her property, known as “Markland,” a gable-roofed, frame “winter cottage” for guests.
In 1885, her son, Dr. Andrew Anderson, Jr., sold part of the . . . — — Map (db m100592) HM
At this location on June 9th, 1964, Civil Rights Movement Leader Andrew Young led a march from Lincolnville to the Plaza de la Constitución where they met violent opposition. Young had been sent to St. Augustine by the Reverend Martin Luther King, . . . — — Map (db m107336) HM
Archaeologists from Flagler College and the University of Florida, in collaboration with the Diocese of St. Augustine, are excavating the remains of the Shrine built here in 1687 by the Governor of Florida in honor of Nuestra Señora de la Leche y . . . — — Map (db m146512) HM
Archaeological excavations at the Nombre de Dios Mission/Nuestra Señora de La Leche Shrine site have been undertaken by University of Florida archaeologists since 1985. The digs have been carried out in search of the earliest sixteenth century . . . — — Map (db m146513) HM
Spanish Buildings Some of the larger buildings constructed by the Spanish were constructed on mud sleepers — large logs split in half used as the foundation to build up from. This method of construction dates all the way back to . . . — — Map (db m188857) HM
If you visited St. Augustine at the turn of the century, you would have traveled to Florida aboard a steamboat on the St. Johns River to Tocoi, 18 miles west of St. Augustine.
At Tocoi, you boarded the St. Johns Railroad for a four hour ride in . . . — — Map (db m134497) HM
The body of water in front of you is the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AICW). The Intracoastal Waterway is also known as the Marine I-95. The AICW is a marked continuous navigation channel that begins in Virginia and ends in Key West. The AICW . . . — — Map (db m143619) HM
The Avero family lived on this property from 1712 until 1804 even before the existing building was constructed, with the exception of the British occupation period during 1763-1783. The restoration was undertaken to approximate the character of the . . . — — Map (db m111092) HM
This block of property owned by the Catholic Church contains three historic buildings that embody an important part of African American heritage of St. Augustine. It was part of Yallaha orange grove plantation before the Civil War and was . . . — — Map (db m102735) HM
In 1740, the English attacked St. Augustine, but departed after a bloody battle at Fort Mose.
Georgia Governor James Oglethorpe invaded Florida with a sizable force, including Lower Creeks and Uchise Indian allies. Fort Mose inhabitants . . . — — Map (db m126968) HM
British hygiene practices were similar to the Spanish, and often included outdoor privies (outhouses).
Las costumebres higiénicas de los ingleses eran similares a las de los españoles, y a menudo incluían letrinas ubicadas funeral de las casas. . . . — — Map (db m188386) HM
Once in English Carolina, the enslaved Africans were forced into labor and had no legal standing and few rights.
Africans labored on indigo plantations, and as lumbermen and cattlemen. They produced materials for shipbuilding and cleared . . . — — Map (db m126965) HM
During the American Revolution, St. Augustine was a base for British military activity in the South. The English added second floors in this and other rooms to make more space for storage and quarters. — — Map (db m46536) HM
Although the Castillo's high walls and moat were a substantial obstacle to anyone trying to capture the fort, the cannon here on the gundeck (or terreplein) were the were the real strength of the fort. With a range of over a mile, the cannon could . . . — — Map (db m46346) HM
These two buildings, at 42 and 46 Bridge Street, are among the few Territorial Period buildings left in the city which represent the time period between 1821 and 1845. Antonio Canova purchased the property and built these structures for his sons. . . . — — Map (db m111551) HM
Building patterns were influenced by the royal decree of 1573 to situate buildings and walls along the street edge for defensive purposes. The Prince Murat house is one of the remaining Spanish Colonial buildings and is significant for its . . . — — Map (db m108318) HM
In 1837, Osceola (1804-1838) and several other Seminole representatives arrived at a location approximately one mile south of Fort Peyton to meet with the U.S. Government to begin peace negotiations, although the exact location is unknown. Osceola . . . — — Map (db m229718) HM
Built 1749 - Restored 1979This shrine is dedicated to the memory of the 400 Greeks who arrived in St. Augustine in 1768, took on fresh supplies, then journeyed south to help settle the colony of New Smyrna, Florida. After ten difficult years, the . . . — — Map (db m46789) HM
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