Alva Library-Owanita Chapel

Alva Library-Owanita Chapel (HM2DKD)

Location: Alva, FL 33920 Lee County
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N 26° 42.885', W 81° 36.53'

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Formed 1901, the Alva Book Club, was incorporated as the Alva Library Association November 15, 1906. It provided the first public library in Southwest Florida on this lot donated by Captain Peter Nelson, Alva's founder. This library was dedicated June 26, 1909.
The Alva Civic League built additions to the library for a community center in the 1940's.
The Owanita Baptist Chapel, built 1901, was moved to the Alva Methodist Church after the 1926 hurricane, and later to the library lot. In 1974 the Alva Library Association and the Alva Garden Club agreed to use the site for a museum. It was dedicated July 4, 1976. The Alva Museum is a collection of early historical memorabilia of Eastern Lee County.
Year Placed1990
Placed ByAlva Library Association-Alva Garden Club
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Date Added Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 at 1:03pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 439442 N 2954986
Decimal Degrees26.71475000, -81.60883333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 26° 42.885', W 81° 36.53'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds26° 42' 53.1" N, 81° 36' 31.8" W
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Area Code(s)863
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 21420 Pearl St, Alva FL 33920, US
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