ACCORD Freedom TrailThis building, designed by architect F. A. Hollingsworth, opened in 1953 as the St. Johns County Jail, replacing an earlier jail building on San Marco Avenue that subsequently became a tourist attraction. A decade later, this building played a prominent role in the civil rights movement, when hundreds of demonstrators were incarcerated here in 1963 and 1964. At one point, the president of the United States was told that if he wanted to keep an eye on the leaders of the civil rights movement, he should look at the St. Johns County Jail. Photographs of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. taken here have become some of the iconic pictures of that era.
|Series||This marker is part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. series|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 6:19am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17R E 467545 N 3312219|
|Decimal Degrees||29.94031667, -81.33630000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 29° 56.419', W 81° 20.178'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||29° 56' 25.14" N, 81° 20' 10.68" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 4075 Lewis Speedway, St Augustine FL 32084, US|
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