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

North Ocean Boulevard

 
 
North Ocean Boulevard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, August 2, 2016
1. North Ocean Boulevard Marker
Inscription. In 1992, North Ocean Boulevard (State Road A1A) in the Town of Gulf Stream, was designated as a State Historic Scenic Highway to preserve the last remaining Australian Pine Canopy and the original character and beauty of the 1920s A1A in Florida. State Road A1A through Gulf Stream, one of the earliest most scenic highways in Palm Beach County, was officially opened in 1916 in this area. In the 1920s Australian Pines were planted on both sides of the road in south Florida up to the freeze line to act as a windbreak. Being a fast growing species, a canopy over A1A soon developed, adding greatly to the beauty, charm, and character of the area. The canopy has been destroyed with the exception of that remaining in Gulf Stream. Ironically, Australian Pines are now too prolific and are not as welcomed in some areas as they once were. Yet the Town has protected the canopy and has obtained authority from the State to restore it, which is gradually being accomplished.
 
Erected 2003 by The Town of Gulf Stream and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-490.)
 
Location. 26° 30.005′ N, 80° 3.182′ W. Marker is in Gulf Stream, Florida, in Palm Beach County. Marker is at the intersection of North Ocean Boulevard
North Ocean Boulevard Marker with FL A1A in background image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, August 2, 2016
2. North Ocean Boulevard Marker with FL A1A in background
(State Road A1A) and Sea Road, on the right when traveling south on North Ocean Boulevard. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Delray Beach FL 33483, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bethesda Memorial Hospital (approx. 1.1 miles away); Boynton Woman's Club (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named North Ocean Boulevard (approx. 1.6 miles away); 1913 Boynton Elementary School (approx. 2 miles away); Del-Ida Park Historic District (approx. 2.1 miles away); a different marker also named Del-Ida Park Historic District (approx. 2.4 miles away); Delray Beach Hotel (approx. 2.5 miles away); Orange Grove House of Refuge No. 3 (approx. 2.5 miles away).
 
Regarding North Ocean Boulevard. An identical marker is located at the southern limit of Gulf Stream.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 109 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on August 15, 2016.
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