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Abraham Lincoln Lewis Mausoleum-Jacksonville, Florida

Abraham Lincoln Lewis (1865-1947) was the first Black millionaire in Florida. He started the Afro-American Life Insurance Company in Jacksonville, Florida. In addition to several other businesses he owned, he bought acres of beachfront to create a vacation spot known as American Beach. It became a safe haven for Black Americans to vacation during segregation.

The Art Deco style mausoleum was designed by Leeroy Sheftall and is located in Memorial Cemetery.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic palaces in 1997.