Joseph Verner Reed


Died aged c. 71

Joseph Verner Reed (1902-1973) and Permelia Pryor Reed (1906-1994) were responsible in part for the Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge; the Hobe Sound Nature Center; the Blowing Rocks Preserve; Sand Hill Preserve; Harbor Island; and Ficus Allee, a 60-year-old strand of towering ficus trees. They were instrumental in founding the Hobe Sound Community Chest, which provides support to civic and charitable organizations. They also founded the Hobe Sound Taxpayers Alliance, a local "watchdog" group. The Reeds donated land for community centers, churches and schools. The new Jupiter Island Town Hall was dedicated to them in 1972.


Commemorated on 1 plaque

Joseph Verner Reed and Permelia Pryor Reed [full inscription unknown]

Jupiter Island Town Hall, 103 Bunker Hill Road, Hobe Sound, Jupiter Island, FL, United States where they was