Historic Markers Across Florida



Arthur G. Penman



Marker ID:  
Location: In the Warren Smith Cemetery on Penman Rd, Jacksonville Beach, FL
County: Duval
Coordinates: N 30° 17.365    W 081° 24.439
  30.28941666    -81.40731666
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: WMJ5ZG
 



Text:

ARTHUR G. PENMAN
PIONEER DEVELOPER OF THE BEACHES


Arthur Penman, a genial and generous Canadian, came to Florida in the 1920's and became the very first Developer of the Beaches. He purchased large tracts of land, became an American Citizen and developed countless subdivisions, including Pine Grove, Oak Ridge Park and Neptune Forest.

A caring and responsible Civic Leader and conservationist, Arthur devoted a lifetime of faithful service to the Beaches Communities he built and loved, ever having their welfare and progress at heart.

With wisdom, determination and ceaseless effort, Arthur continually worked to create projects which advanced the entire Beaches Area.

Arthur and his wife Rive Reine had three lovely daughters: Marjorie, Marguerite and Elizabeth (Betty)