The Dudley T. Dougherty Foundation

The North Beach History Plaza: a free public educational, pedestrian plaza designed for educational use and for the general public including regional, national and international tourism.

Grant Information
Location South Texas
Cycle Year 2018
Organization Information
Organization Name (provided by applicant) The North Beach Community Association
Organization Name (provided by automatic EIN validation)
Contact Information
Contact Name Carrie R. meyer
Phone 3614420628
P.O. Box 2361
Corpus Christi
Additional Information
Used for Specifically, funds will be used for seating (concrete), additional historical signage and optional small amenities. The name chosen is the North Beach History Plaza. Panels will be devoted to historical people and events (1845-present.
Benefits The plaza will be multifunctional with the proposed seating benches to be used for the general public. Venues proposed are concerts, art, educational visits for school districts. The location is between the two top tourist attractions: Texas State Aquarium and the USS Lexington so visitors are expected to increase each year. School districts who will be contacted through our outreach program to encourage your people and educators to visit the plaza. Copies of the panels will be provided.
Proposal Description With funds from the 2012 Bond issue, the City of Corpus Christi has provided improvements for the area lot such as a new concrete floor for the entire area, lighting, labor for work, panels and installation, landscaping, street repair and widening, and a beach walk in front of the Texas State Aquarium, North Beach History Plaza, and the USS Lexington.

The NBCA (North Beach Community Association) has chosen multiple groups to assist with the research, design, development, photography, art and implementation of the panels. These groups include the Nueces County Historical Commission, the Museum of Science and History, the Old Bayview Cemetery and the USS Lexington. Archives have been drawn from the well-known “Doc” McGregor collection,

the University of Texas Law Library, and the TAMU-CC library and Corpus Christi Public Libraries.

Interviews with relatives have presented real “live” stories from people whose families or friends have

passed down this invaluable history.

Plans are set to start in January 2019 and a finish in the late spring of that year.