Price Park Circa 1967
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62
N 28° 21.883 W 082° 11.565
17R E 383118 N 3138183
Quick Description: Located on Meridian Ave (FL 52) at 11th St, Dade City
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 4/18/2019 7:31:49 PM
Waymark Code: WM10DG2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
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Long Description:
Price Park is part of the W.T. Anderson's addition (platted in 1888) and the Chas. H. Robinson's addition (platted in 1906). The park is the former site of the A.F. Price home purchased in 1917 from W.I. Porter. Alfred Francis "Frank" Price (1885-1961) served as Mayor of Dade City from 1915-1916. He was the fifth President of the Bank of Pasco County from 1930 until his passing, having begun his career there in 1908 as assistant cashier and later cashier. Also, active in the citrus industry, Mr. Price was one of the primary organizers of Pasco Packing Association in 1936.
Remaining today from that earlier ownership are the tennis courts (originally a single clay court) rumored to be the oldest courts still in use in Pasco County. Part of the property was bound by a distinctive brick and poured concrete wall, which was constructed by local contractor, James Knox Ward (also an earlier mayor).
The City of Dade City acquired the land from the Price-Huckaby family in 1967. The park was designated as Price Park in recognition of Mr. Price's contributions to the community.
Marker Number: None

Date: None

County: Pasco

Marker Type: City

Sponsored or placed by: City of Dade City

Website: Not listed

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