Exceedingly rare stock certificate for the Anastasia Corporation of Saint Augustine, Florida issued to J.R.Vaughan January 25th 1926 for five shares. Certificate is signed by the secretary and President of the Corporation . This was to develop Davis Shores on Anastasia island. The chief land developer was David Paul Davis, known as "D. P." or "Doc", a native of Green Cove Springs,] developed the Davis Shores neighborhood at the north end of Anastasia Island during the land boom of the mid–1920s. In 1925–1926 he filled in the extensive salt marshes located directly opposite the center of St. Augustine across the Matanzas River. As the construction bubble collapsed and real estate values plummeted, D.P. Davis mysteriously disappeared at sea on October 12, 1926 Construction of the Bridge of Lions had begun in 1925 to provide access to his projected development and was completed in 1927.During World War II the Coast Guard occupied the lighthouse, and other residences in Davis Shores were used as barracks for soldiers.
This is the only known example of this stock certificate.
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