Stuart Welcome Arch

Stuart Welcome Arch (HM1KI9)

Location: Jensen Beach, FL 34957 Martin County
Country: United States of America
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N 27° 13.54', W 80° 13.208'

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This Mediterranean Revival style monument typical of the pre-Depression Florida Boom was designed by Nat C. Hodgdon of Pfeiffer and OReilly Architects, constructed by A. L. Doenges and completed on February 20, 1926. The arch was built to celebrate the creation of Martin County with Stuart as the county seat. This gateway greeted southbound travelers on the Montreal to Miami Dixie Highway (formerly A1A) with the bronze-lettered caption, Stuart Atlantic Gateway to the Gulf of Mexico, a reference to the cross-state canal connecting Martin County to Florida's west coast through Lake Okeechobee. Design and construction of the arch was funded through a Stuart Chamber of Commerce campaign organized by prominent leaders and supported by citizens of the City of Stuart and Jensen Beach. Continuous repair resulting from theft during the Depression, hurricane damage, natural deterioration, and vehicular accidents reflects this landmarks significance in both the local and countywide communities. The gateway is currently known as the Rio-Jensen Arch, and its restoration is a goal in the Rio Community Redevelopment Plan adopted by Martin County in April, 2001.
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HM NumberHM1KI9
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Marker NumberF-520
Year Placed2004
Placed ByMartin County Commission and the Florida Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, May 16th, 2015 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 577220 N 3011670
Decimal Degrees27.22566667, -80.22013333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 27° 13.54', W 80° 13.208'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds27° 13' 32.4" N, 80° 13' 12.48" W
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Area Code(s)772
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2360-2374 NE Dixie Hwy, Jensen Beach FL 34957, US
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