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Property Name CITY OF ST AUGUSTINE MINIATURE GOLF COURSE
Reference Number 14000953
State Florida
County St. Johns
Town St. Augustine
Street Address 111 Avenida Menendez
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 11/19/2014
Areas of Significance RECREATION, SOCIAL HISTORY, LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
Link to full file https://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/pdfs/14000953.pdf
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The City of St. Augustine Miniature Golf Course is locally significant under Criterion A in the area of Entertainment/Recreation for its association with golf, an important recreational activity in the city since the 1890s. The course opened in 1949, and it is the oldest extant miniature golf course in Northeast Florida. It is locally significant in the area of Social History for its association with the Civil Rights Movement in St. Augustine, from the years 1963 to 1964. In 1963, following protests by the local chapter of the National Association for the advancement of Colored People, it was the first public facility in the city to be desegregated. The St. Augustine Civil Rights Movement would later prove important in a national context to the passage of the 1964 Public Accommodation Act. The course is locally significant under Criterion C in the area of Landscape Architecture. It is an excellent example of a geometric shaped, standardized miniature golf course designed for competitive play. Moreover, it is constructed of coquina concrete, a distinctly local building material.

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