Abraham Lincoln Lewis Mausoleum

Abraham Lincoln Lewis Mausoleum (HM13M7)

Location: Jacksonville, FL 32209 Duval County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 22.877', W 81° 41.772'

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Pioneer Abraham Lincoln Lewis (1865-1947) and others founded Florida's oldest African-American insurance company, Afro-American Life in 1901, which spread throughout the South as far as Texas. In 1926, A.L. Lewis opened Lincoln Golf and Country Club where the famous visited, such as heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis (1914-1981). Later Lewis founded American Beach, which in 1935 was a recreational haven for blacks during segregation. Although most noted for the Afro, A.L. Lewis started Florida's first black-owned and operated bottling company and assisted Booker T. Washington in establishing the national Negro Business League. Throughout his life A.L. Lewis continued to serve as a dynamic leader in countless organizations such as the 33rd Masonic Order and the African Methodist Episcopal Church, where he was a principle financial supporter. He also provided financial support to Edward Waters College and Bethune Cookman College. Interred in this nationally historic mausoleum, which was registered in 1997, are his immediate family and first wife, Mary Sammis Lewis (1865-1923), who was the great-granddaughter of Anna and Zephaniah Kingsley of Kingsley Plantation, today a national park on Fort George Island.
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HM NumberHM13M7
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Marker NumberF-448_MARKER
Year Placed2001
Placed ByA.L. Lewis Historical Society and The Florida Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 11:53am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 433110 N 3361241
Decimal Degrees30.38128333, -81.69620000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 22.877', W 81° 41.772'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 22' 52.62" N, 81° 41' 46.32" W
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Area Code(s)904
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6015-6185 Moncrief Rd, Jacksonville FL 32209, US
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