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American Red Cross Volunteer Life Saving Corps and Station Marker with building behind image, Touch for more information
By Tim Fillmon, September 25, 2014
American Red Cross Volunteer Life Saving Corps and Station Marker with building behind
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville Beach — F-758 — American Red Cross Volunteer Life Saving Corps and Station
In 1912, following the drowning of a prominent citizen, Dr. Lyman Haskell and Clarence MacDonald established and trained Florida’s first U.S. Volunteer Life Saving Corps (VLSC) at this location to protect the lives of bathers on Jacksonville Beach . . . — Map (db m93262) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville Beach — Beaches Museum ChapelIn Honor of Frances Deyampert McCondichie
The Beaches Museum Chapel, also known as the old St. Paul's Episcopal By-The-Sea, is one of the oldest remaining structures at the Beaches. It was built in 1887 two blocks south of this location and two blocks south from the ocean in what is now . . . — Map (db m107836) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville Beach — F- 293 — Doolittle's 1922 Record Flight
Aviation pioneers were attracted to Northeast Florida's hard, wide beaches. Pablo Beach, as Jacksonville Beach was known until 1925, served as takeoff or terminal point for several early coast-to-coast flights. The first of these, in 1912, required . . . — Map (db m57600) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville Beach — F-305 — First Settlers At Ruby, Florida
In 1883 construction of the Jacksonville and Atlantic Railroad was begun to serve this undeveloped area. The track was narrow-gauge, running 16.54 miles from the south bank of the St. Johns River to the beach. The first settlers were William Edward . . . — Map (db m57599) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville Beach — Mayport Depot
The Mayport Depot was built in 1900 for the Florida East Coast Railway when Henry Flagler expanded the line running up to Mayport from a narrow gauge track to a standard gauge track. The new standard gauge line also provided transport for people . . . — Map (db m107837) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville Beach — Oesterreicher-McCormick HomesteadIn Honor of Vic & Mary Lenoble
The Oesterreicher-McCormick Homestead was built in 1873, and is one of the oldest remaining homes in the Beaches area. The building is a rare example of cracker-style architecture that was used in Florida. One of the main features of this . . . — Map (db m108134) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville Beach — Pablo Beach FEC Foreman's House
The Pablo Beach FEC Foreman’s House was built in 1900 by the Florida East Coast Railway after it was bought by Henry Flagler. The house was built for the use of the local section foreman and his family, and represents a standard design used by the . . . — Map (db m108179) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville Beach — Pablo Beach Post Office
The Pablo Beach Post Office was built in 1903, and used as the post office for the area until 1908. While this building was in use, the town was known as Pablo Beach until 1925 when it was renamed Jacksonville Beach. This building was the first . . . — Map (db m108217) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville Beach — Porter Wood Burning Locomotive
Porter wood burning locomotive representing type of engine employed during the 1880's on the St. Johns Railway, St. Augustine's first passenger line - chartered in 1858 and in active operation until 1894. Donated to City . . . — Map (db m60201) HM
Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville Beach — F-541 — SS Gulfamerica
This marker commemorates the attack on the USS Gulfamerica on April 10, 1942, during World War II (1941-1945) by a German U-boat just off the coast of Jacksonville Beach. The Gulfamerica, a merchant marine vessel, was on her maiden . . . — Map (db m57687) HM

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