57 Chapin Street

57 Chapin Street (HM4T2)

Location: St Augustine, FL 32084 St Johns County
Country: United States of America

N 29° 53.546', W 81° 19.757'

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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, Galimore is now a member of the College Hall of Fame. He played professionally for the Chicago Bears under coach George Halas from 1957 until his tragic death in an auto accident in 1964. He was nicknamed "Galloping Gal" and renowned for his speed. Hall of Fame teammate Doug Atkins said "He was the fastest person I ever saw in a uniform."

Galimore's last visit to St. Augustine, shortly before his death, was to support the civil rights demonstrations taking place here. He made history by becoming the first black person who was able to register as a guest at the Ponce de Leon Motor Lodge on U.S. 1 North.

This Historical Marker Presented this 2nd Day of July, 2007 by: Northrop Grumman
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HM NumberHM4T2
Series This marker is part of the Florida: St. Augustine Freedom Trail series
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Year Placed2007
Placed ByThe 40th Anniversary to Commemorate the Civil Rights Demonstrations, Inc. (ACCORD)
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 2:17pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 468207 N 3306911
Decimal Degrees29.89243333, -81.32928333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 53.546', W 81° 19.757'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 53' 32.76" N, 81° 19' 45.42" W
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Area Code(s)904
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 23 Palmer St, St Augustine FL 32084, US
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