97 M.L. King Avenue

97 M.L. King Avenue (HM4SX)

Location: St Augustine, FL 32084 St Johns County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 53.172', W 81° 18.89'

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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 of its customers from three neighboring schools: Excelsior, St. Benedict, and the Presbyterian Parochial and Industrial School.

The back section of the building, along Dehaven Street, was added in the mid 1920s. It served first as a pool room, then as a barber shop. The Lincolnville Public Library, under the direction of Mrs. Dorcas B. Sanders, occupied the back section in the 1950s and 1960s.

It was here that Rev. Thomas Wright, pastor of St. Mary's Baptist Church and president of the St. Augustine NAACP, trained students from Florida Memorial College in nonviolent techniques before they began sitting-in at local lunch counters in the 1960s to protest racial discrimination.

This Historical Marker Presented this 2nd Day of July, 2007 by: Northrop Grumman
HM NumberHM4SX
Series This marker is part of the Florida: St. Augustine Freedom Trail series
Year Placed2007
Placed ByThe 40th Anniversary to Commemorate the Civil Rights Demonstrations, Inc. (ACCORD)
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 1:42am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 469600 N 3306217
Decimal Degrees29.88620000, -81.31483333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 53.172', W 81° 18.89'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 53' 10.32" N, 81° 18' 53.40" W
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Area Code(s)904
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 97 M L King Ave, St Augustine FL 32084, US
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