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112 Martin Luther King Ave.

St Augustine, FL 32084
  • $615,000
  • STATUS: Active
  • ON SITE: 53 Days
  • MLS #: 228975
UPDATED: 39 min ago
$615,000
  • 4
    BEDS
  • N/A
    ACRES
  • 2
    BATHS
  • 0
    1/2 BATHS
  • 1,577
    SQFT
  • $390
    $/SQFT
Neighborhood:
Type:
Single-Family Home
Built:
1904
County:
Area:
04

School Information

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Middle School:
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Description

"Own a piece of history". St. Augustine Historic home in downtown Lincolnville, This 4 bedroom 2 bath home has the original hardwood floors, doors, and clawfoot tub. Smoke detectors were hard wired in 2014 under the electrical permit. All updated plumbing, HVAC system, electrical and new 2 tab shingle roof installed in 2022. Currently leased to 4 Flagler College students which makes it a great income producing property. The best is the historic value of this property. See additional remarks below for the history behind this property. This house was built between 1904 and 1910 on what was then called Central Avenue. The name was changed in 1986. There are many streets in America named to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., but this one is special because he actually walked on it in the course of changing history. In 1964 this was the home of Robert Victor Bell, who worked for the Post Office, and his wife Willie Mae Bell. The family was active in the civil rights movement, and their daughter, Veronica, was one of the pioneers of school desegregation in St. Augustine. The Bells provided lodging for people who came to town to support the civil rights efforts here. One of them was J.T. Johnson, a longtime aide to Dr. King, who took part in one of the most famous incidents of the movement: what came to be known as “the splash heard `round the world.”On June 18, 1964, a swim-in was held at the Monson Motor Lodge on the bayfront. Johnson and his colleagues were shown in what became the most famous photograph ever taken in St. Augustine--of the motel manager pouring acid in the pool while they swimming.That horrifying image of “Southern Hospitality" showed there world that the old segregated way of doing things had to endThe photograph appeared on the front page of the Washington, D.C. newspaper the day that the United States Senate voted to pass the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, outlawing discrimination in hotels, motels, restaurants and employment. This Historic Marker Presented this 2nd Day of July, 2008 by Northrop Grumman. is displayed in the front yard of this historic piece of history.

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112 Martin Luther King Ave. St Augustine, FL 32084

  • Price: $615,000
  • Status: Active
  • On Site: 53 Days
  • Updated: 39 min ago
  • MLS #: 228975
4
Beds
2
Baths
0
½ Baths
N/A
Acres
1,577
SQFT
$390
$/SQFT
1904
Built
Neighborhood:
Atwood Tract
County:
Saint Johns
Area:
04
Elementary School:
Ketterlinus Elementary
Middle School:
Sebastian Middle
High School:
St. Augustine High
Property Description
"Own a piece of history". St. Augustine Historic home in downtown Lincolnville, This 4 bedroom 2 bath home has the original hardwood floors, doors, and clawfoot tub. Smoke detectors were hard wired in 2014 under the electrical permit. All updated plumbing, HVAC system, electrical and new 2 tab shingle roof installed in 2022. Currently leased to 4 Flagler College students which makes it a great income producing property. The best is the historic value of this property. See additional remarks below for the history behind this property. This house was built between 1904 and 1910 on what was then called Central Avenue. The name was changed in 1986. There are many streets in America named to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., but this one is special because he actually walked on it in the course of changing history. In 1964 this was the home of Robert Victor Bell, who worked for the Post Office, and his wife Willie Mae Bell. The family was active in the civil rights movement, and their daughter, Veronica, was one of the pioneers of school desegregation in St. Augustine. The Bells provided lodging for people who came to town to support the civil rights efforts here. One of them was J.T. Johnson, a longtime aide to Dr. King, who took part in one of the most famous incidents of the movement: what came to be known as “the splash heard `round the world.”On June 18, 1964, a swim-in was held at the Monson Motor Lodge on the bayfront. Johnson and his colleagues were shown in what became the most famous photograph ever taken in St. Augustine--of the motel manager pouring acid in the pool while they swimming.That horrifying image of “Southern Hospitality" showed there world that the old segregated way of doing things had to endThe photograph appeared on the front page of the Washington, D.C. newspaper the day that the United States Senate voted to pass the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, outlawing discrimination in hotels, motels, restaurants and employment. This Historic Marker Presented this 2nd Day of July, 2008 by Northrop Grumman. is displayed in the front yard of this historic piece of history.
Exterior Features

Acreage Less Than 1/4 Acre Construction Frame Entry Level Ground Level Location City Lot Land Type Paved Lot Size 35X82 Lot Type Regular New Construction YN No Parking Facilities Off Street Roof Shingle Screened Porch YN Yes Stories In Unit 2 Level Style 2 StoryHistoric Substructure Crawl

Interior Features

Air Conditioning CentralElectric Dining Type Combo Flooring Wood Heat CentralElectricHeat Pump Master Bath Shower Only Master Bedroom Level 2 Other Sq Ft 56 Personal Property Ceiling FansDryerRangeRefrigeratorWasherWindow Treatments

Property Features

Bank Corporate Owned YN No Cdd YN No Extras Full Fence Hoa YN No Homestead Exemption YN No Management Off-Site Short Sale YN No Source Of Measurement Tax Records Special Assessment YN No Tax Year 4327 Taxes 2022 Terms CashConv Waste Sewer Water City Zoning Res

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