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Delray Beach in Palm Beach County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

J. B. Evans House

Also known as the Sandoway House Nature Center

 
 
J. B. Evans House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Judith Barber, April 7, 2011
1. J. B. Evans House Marker
Inscription. The Sandoway House Nature Center was designed as a home by Samuel Ogren, Sr., in 1936 for early Delray Beach winter resident J. B. Evans, a retired produce broker. It is one of the last remaining Resort Colonial Revival houses in Delray Beach. Significant Resort Colonial Revival elements include the board-and-batten siding, the open second-story porch, and original double-hung windows. Built during the Great Depression, the only ostentation is the cathedral window on the south side of the residence. The dune garden and native plantings surrounding the house retain the ocean front setting that was typical of the neighborhood in the 1930s. In 1998, the house opened to the public as a nature center in an historical setting. Purchase and rehabilitation was made possible through contributions from many local private and corporate sponsors and through public funds from Palm Beach County, the City of Delray Beach, the Florida Communities Trust, an the Florida Department of State. The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.
 
Erected 2008 by Palm Beach County, the City of Delray Beach and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-617.)
 
Location. 26° 27.49′ N, 80° 3.533′ W.
J. B. Evans House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Judith Barber, April 7, 2011
2. J. B. Evans House Marker
View from the street and of the house.
Marker is in Delray Beach, Florida, in Palm Beach County. Marker is on S Ocean Blvd. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1895 S Ocean Blvd, Delray Beach FL 33483, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Beach Dedication (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Nassau Park Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Delray Wreck (approx. mile away); Marina Historic District (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Marina Historic District (approx. 0.4 miles away); Orange Grove House of Refuge No. 3 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Atlantic Avenue Crossing (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Delray Beach.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. This page has been viewed 410 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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