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Great Floridians 2000

Elizabeth (deLannoy) M. Towers

(1899 - 1985)

Elizabeth Morley came to St. Augustine in 1918 shortly before she married C.D. Towers and moved to Jacksonville. In 1939, the National Society of Colonial Dames of America acquired the Ximenez-Fatio House in downtown St. Augustine. Mrs. Towers served as the House Chairman overseeing the restoration of the building, researching and collecting photographs and memorabilia for the museum and raising funds to complete the project.

For nearly forty years after the inception of the project, Mrs. Towers was involved with historic preservation and restoration in St. Augustine. She served on the Historic St. Augustine Preservation Board and undertook restoration of the Hispanic Garden at the corner of Hypolita and St. George Streets. Her final preservation project in St. Augustine was restoration of the Joaneda House and its transference to the State of Florida.

Her influence was not limited to St. Augustine. In Jacksonville, her Richmond Street house overlooking the St. Johns River was an active spot for fundraising and charity activities during World War II. She received a national award from the American Red Cross for her Christmas benefit program. She volunteered throughout the Korean and Vietnam wars, also. Mrs. Towers was active as an officer of the First Presbyterian Church of Jacksonville for fifty-five years.

Under three Florida Governors she served on the State Park Board. During her tenure, facilities were provided and additional properties were acquired including Kinglsey Plantation and McClay Gardens. Mrs. Towers gave of her time, talents and finances throughout her life to make her adopted state of Florida a better place to live and visit.

Marker location
The Joaneda House, 57 Treasury Street

 

 

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