Gault Street

Gault Street (HM4OS)

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

N 29° 54.515', W 81° 19.039'

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Gault Street was one of the historically black residential streets in North City. Many residents worked at the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind, the Fountain of Youth, laundries and ice plants that were once located in the area.

Three Victorian houses on the west side of the street were built in the 1880's. Most of the houses on the east side of the street were built in the 1920's by Henry Proctor, descendant of one of the famous free black families of colonial Florida whose story is told in the 1992 book Free Men in an Age of Servitude by Lee Warner.

Many Gault Street residents were active in the civil rights movement of the 1960's. When the Roberson family, of what was then 167 Gault Street, sent their sons to integrate previously all-white Fullerwood School, their home was firebombed. Only these brick steps remain as a landmark of the heroism of this family in the cause of equality.

This Historical Marker Presented this 2nd Day of July, 2007 by Northrop Grumman
HM NumberHM4OS
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
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 7:16pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 469367 N 3308698
Decimal Degrees29.90858333, -81.31731667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 54.515', W 81° 19.039'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 54' 30.90" N, 81° 19' 2.34" W
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Area Code(s)904
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 171 Gault St, St Augustine FL 32084, US
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