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Great Floridians 2000

Emily Lloyd Wilson

(1868 - 1960)

Emily Lloyd Wilson was born in Altoona, Pennsylvania and maintained a residence in Beach Haven, New Jersey for most of her adult life. She was a successful artist having studied at the Philadelphia School of Design. Wilson’s interest in art encouraged her to visit St. Augustine in 1901 when Henry Flagler’s artist colony was still in residence at the Ponce de Leon Studios.

She was so enamored with the city that she purchased a residence at 280 St. George Street. She lived each winter there until she was ninety years old. She was active in the community and in 1920 after passage of the 19th Amendment she began a lengthy term as "committee man" for the Republican Party of St. Augustine.

Undoubtedly, her most far-reaching achievement benefited the community’s appreciation of its history and fostered early efforts at historic preservation. From 1919 to 1953, she diligently pursued research into the history of the city. She traveled repeatedly to Tallahassee and Washington, D.C. in search of information. During the summers in New Jersey, she solicited documents and maps for review. Those she found significant, she purchased. She "secured copies of old maps, documents and Spanish records" which became the basis for the St. Augustine Historical Society’s library at that time. She served as librarian and historian for many years.

When the city embarked on an initiative beginning in the 1930’s to resurrect the colonial city, the results of her research provided background for this effort. Her research added a wealth of accurate, valuable and heretofore unknown information about the city’s origin.

Marker location
Webb Building, 18 St. Francis Street

Web site for the St. Augustine Historical Society, steward of the Webb Building
http://www.oldcity.com/oldhouse

 

 

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