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Key Biscayne in Miami-Dade County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Historical Marker #1: The Concession Stand

 
 
Historical Marker #1: The Concession Stand Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, March 7, 2018
1. Historical Marker #1: The Concession Stand Marker
Inscription. When Virginia Beach Park officially opened to the public in 1945, a prefabricated "snack bar" was among the site's first amenities. A 1947 hurricane destroyed it. In 1951, this permanent concession stand was constructed. For decades, park and beach visitors enjoyed corndogs, potato chips, and Nehi sodas.

This project has been financed in part with historic preservation assistance provided by Bureau of Historic Preservation, Division of Historical Resources, Florida Department of State, assisted by the Florida Historical Commission.
 
Erected by Virginia Key Beach Park.
 
Location. 25° 44.133′ N, 80° 9.373′ W. Marker is in Key Biscayne, Florida, in Miami-Dade County. Marker can be reached from Virginia Key Drive 0.4 miles east of Rickenbacker Causeway. Touch for map. Marker is located near the state marker for the park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4020 Virginia Beach Drive, Key Biscayne FL 33149, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Historical Marker #2 Dance Pavilion (within shouting distance of this marker); Virginia Key Beach Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Office of Dr. James Jackson, Miami's First Physician

Historical Marker #1: The Concession Stand Marker with present stand behind it image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, March 7, 2018
2. Historical Marker #1: The Concession Stand Marker with present stand behind it
(approx. 2.8 miles away); Congregation Beth Jacob (approx. 2.9 miles away); Brickell Park (approx. 3.1 miles away); Mary Brickell Park (approx. 3.1 miles away); Saving the Circle (approx. 3.1 miles away); The Miami Circle (approx. 3.1 miles away).
 
Categories. African AmericansParks & Recreational Areas
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 23, 2018, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 23, 2018, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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