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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM20B8_pilot-town-napoleon-bonaparte-broward_Jacksonville-FL.html
(side 1) Pilot Town The St. Johns River provided trade access that supported the economy of the Fort George Island plantations. Cotton and sugar from the plantations were transported on the river to trading posts. Early Spanish seamen called t…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1X2C_second-missionary-baptist-church-of-lavilla-historical_Jacksonville-FL.html
The founders of Second Missionary Baptist Church worshipped at Bethel Baptist Church with their slaves masters in the 1830s. They built their first separate wooden sanctuary in 1848 in the African American neighborhood of LaVilla. The first sanctu…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1RBY_don-pedro-menendez-de-aviles_Jacksonville-FL.html
September 1565 Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles Founder of St. Augustine and Adelantado of the Floridas under Phillip II of Spain voyaged up this river seeking a waterway to Mexico
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1R9X_san-marco_Jacksonville-FL.html
With the opening of the St. John's River Bridge in 1921, South Jacksonville became attractive to developers during the Florida land boom. In 1925, Jacksonville real estate developer Telfair Stockton began work on San Marco, an 80-acre Mediterranea…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1R88_old-brewster-hospital_Jacksonville-FL.html
Built in 1885 as a private residence, Old Brewster Hospital and Nursing Training School was the first medical facility to serve Jacksonville's African-American community. Located in the LaVilla neighborhood, the hospital opened in 1901 through the…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1R5H_villa-alexandria_Jacksonville-FL.html
Villa Alexandria, built in the 1870s as the winter home of Alexander and Martha Mitchell of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, once stood near here. Martha Mitchell's brother, Harrison Reed, served as Florida Governor from 1868-73 and lived nearby on the south…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1R3U_centennial-hall-edward-waters-college_Jacksonville-FL.html
Founded in 1866, Edward Waters College (EWC) is the oldest historically black college in Florida. The history of the college is closely tied to the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church. In 1865, the Reverend Charles H. Pearch, a presiding elde…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1R3N_jacksonville-and-the-movie-industry_Jacksonville-FL.html
Though originally centered around the Theater District of New York City, silent film production companies soon discovered New England winters too harsh for year-round filming. In the winter of 1908 cast and crew of the production company Kalem Pla…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1R3M_norman-silent-film-studios_Jacksonville-FL.html
While Jacksonville bustled with the activity of motion picture filming during the years 1908 through 1916, by the early 1920s little of the industry remained in town. However, over on Laura Street in the Springfield section of Jacksonville, brothe…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1R3L_frederick-w-bruce_Jacksonville-FL.html
Captain Frederick W. Bruce, for whom Bruce Park is named, was born in New Hampshire in 1856. In 1869 young Bruce was sent to live with his uncle Elisha Bruce in St. Augustine, Florida, but that same year, at age 13, ran away to sea, an adventure t…
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