Proclamation of Joan Haley Day

Abstract/Description: The artifact is a document titled with “Proclamation” in large dark blue calligraphy subtitled with “City of St. Petersburg Beach” in block lettering. The body of the document is typewritten, and reads: “WHEREAS, the stone block church at 115-10th Avenue was the pride and joy of Pass-A-Grille beach when it was dedicated on Christma Day in 1917; and WHEREAS, Mrs. Haley visited friends in Pass-A-Grille and attended the little church and grew to love the areas; and WHEREAS, Joan sold her home in Washington, D.C.and moved to St. Petersburg Beach; and WHEREAS, in January of 1960, Mrs. Joan Haley purchased the old church after the congregation moved to a larger church and saved it from destruction; and WHEREAS, Mrs. Haley was honored by the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation in 1988 for her architectural preservation when she refurbished the old church and made it her home; and WHEREAS, Mrs. Haley, upon her demise, donated the church to Pinellas County as a gift to be operated as a historic museum of the barrier islands; and NOW, THEREFORE, I, Michael J. Horan, do hereby proclaim March 18, 1993 as: Joan Haley Day In the City of St. Petersburg Beach, Pinellas County, Florida. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and cause the seal of the City of St. Petersburg Beach, Pinellas County, Florida to be affixed this 16th day of February, 1993. (Signed Michael J. Horan)” To the left of the body of text is a decorative border design. At the bottom left, there is a space encompassed by the gold stamped Seal of the City of St. Petersburg, Florida emblazoned with a dolphin. The document is printed on sturdy, cardstock-like paper with a slight blue tint. The top edge of the document has shown some yellowing.
Subject(s): Official documents.
St. Petersburg Beach, Fla.
Pass-a-Grille (Fla.)
Pass-a-Grille Beach (Fla.)--HIstory.
Pinellas County (Fla.)
Florida Trust for Historic Preservation
Architectural restorers
St. Pete Beach, Pinellas, Florida