American Beach Street Names

Burney Rd.

I. H. Burney II, a president of the Afro-American Life Insurance Co. (”the Afro”)


Ervin St.

Louis Dargan Ellis, first fulltime agent of the Afro, later a vice president


Gregg St.

The Rev. Elias J. Gregg, paster of the Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church, Jacksonville; first president, African-American Industrial and Benefit Association (predecessor of the Afro)


James St.

James H. Lewis, son of A.L. and Mary Lewis, a president of the Afro

Julia St.: Julia Brown Lewis, mother of A. L. Lewis


Lee St.

The Honorable William H. Lee, secretary, vice president, board member of the Afro


Leonard St.

James L. Lewis, grandson of A. L. Lewis


Lewis St.

A. L. Lewis, President of the Afro, founder of American Beach


Mary St.

Mary Lewis, first wife of A. L. Lewis


Price St.

The Rev. Alfred W. Price, third president of the Afro


Waldron St.

The Rev. J. Milton Waldron, pastor, Jacksonville’s Bethel Institutional Church; had the original idea for the Afro