156 M.L. King Avenue

156 M.L. King Avenue (HM4Q4)

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

N 29° 52.914', W 81° 18.803'

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The house at 156 Central Avenue was built in the 1950's for Mrs. Janie Price, a nurse at Flagler Hospital. She had taken her nurse's training at Grady Hospital in Atlanta in the 1940s and while there had attended dances with students from Morehouse College—one of them a teenager named Martin Luther King, Jr.

When Dr. King came to St. Augustine during the campaign that led to the passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, this was one of the houses where he stayed. Mrs. Price remembered Dr. King and his colleague, Rev. Ralph Abernathy, eating breakfast here before going off to be arrested at the Monson Motor Lodge on the bay front—an event that made international news.

In 1985 the name of Central Avenue was changed to honor Martin Luther King. Many cities have streets named for Dr. King, but this one is special because he actually stayed on it in the course of changing history.

This Historical Marker Presented this 2nd Day of July, 2007 by: Northrop Grumman
HM NumberHM4Q4
Series This marker is part of the Florida: St. Augustine Freedom Trail series, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. series.
Year Placed2007
Placed ByThe 40th Anniversary to Commemorate the Civil Rights Demonstrations, Inc. (ACCORD)
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 5:22pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 469739 N 3305740
Decimal Degrees29.88190000, -81.31338333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 52.914', W 81° 18.803'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 52' 54.84" N, 81° 18' 48.18" W
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Area Code(s)904
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 154 M L King Ave, St Augustine FL 32084, US
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