ADA Compliance
The City of St. Augustine remains committed to providing accessibility to all and provides for handicapped accessible parking in the city. For a map of accessible parking locations, Click Here To notify the city regarding accessibility concerns contact: Will Franke, Building Official, Phn: 904.825.1065, Fax: 904.209.4335, Email: wfranke@citystaug.com; or Todd Grant, Public Works Deputy Director, Phn: 904.825.1040, Fax: 904.209.4286, Email: tgrant@citystaug.com. You may also write either of these contacts at City of St. Augustine, P.O. Box 210, St. Augustine, FL 32085-0210.

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Many of St. Augustine’s Great Floridians have been recognized with special ceremonies recognizing the honoree’s contributions. Kathy Smith (far right) great grand daughter of Frank Butler, made a presentation to the current owner of the Butler House, Norbert Tuseo (standing), during the dedication of the Great Floridian marker honoring Mr. Butler on September 28, 2002.

St. Augustine has 29 Great Floridians

It shouldn't be surprising that St. Augustine, the Nation's Oldest City, whose history stretches back nearly four and a half centuries, would have a sizable contingency of Great Floridians. In fact, there are 29 Great Floridians associated with St. Augustine, so recognized through the Great Floridians Program.

In 1997, the Florida Legislature established a program to recognize individuals who have made important contributions to Florida's history and culture. A key part of the program was to place distinctive Great Floridian markers throughout the state at locations that were associated with these very important people.

Of the 2000 recipients acknowledged as Great Floridians and who have sites identified with markers, St. Augustine is honored to have 29 located in the city (see list below).

To be eligible for nomination for the Great Floridian Program, the person must have made significant contributions to the history and culture of the State of Florida during his or her lifetime. Once nominated, the selection of those to receive this honor was determined by members of a special committee, the Great Floridians 2000 Committee, which included representatives selected by the Florida Department of State and the Florida League of Cities.

Nominations were then judged based on the significance of the individual's contributions, association of the individual with a historic site in the city, and the degree to which the individual and his or her contributions are recognizable by the general public.

Great Floridian markers located in St. Augustine honor the contributions of a wide variety of people. Click on each name to learn more about each person and the location of his or her marker.

Andrew Anderson
Frank B. Butler
Felix de Crano
Earl Cunningham
Anna Dummett
Louisa Fatio
Henry M. Flagler
Walter Fraser
Nina Hawkins
Martin Johnson Heade
Lawrence Lewis, Jr.
William Wing Loring
Albert Manucy
Pedro Menendez de Aviles
Luella Day McConnell
Prince Napoleon Murat
Francisco Pellicer
Xavier Lopez Pellicer
Verle A. Pope
Robert L. Ripley
Buckingham Smith
Edmund Kirby Smith
Frances Kirby Smith
Franklin Waldo Smith
Elizabeth M. Towers
Henry L. Twine
Emily Lloyd Wilson
Charles F. Usina
Felix Varela

 

 

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