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

Historical Marker #2 Dance Pavilion

 
 
Historical Marker #2 Dance Pavilion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, March 7, 2018
1. Historical Marker #2 Dance Pavilion Marker
Inscription. A 1918 map located a "Negro Dance Pavilion" on Virginia Key. When Virginia Key Beach Park opened in 1945, a concrete dance floor was included on this site. Beach visitors danced the Lindy Hop, Foxtrot, Twist, Monkey, Mash Potato, Robot, and Hustle to the popular hits of the day. Local radio stations held live Saturday broadcasts and hosted dance contests here, too. 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° 44.113′ N, 80° 9.378′ W. Marker is in Key Biscayne, Florida, in Miami-Dade County. Marker can be reached from Virginia Beach Drive 0.4 miles east of Rickenbacker Causeway. Touch for map. Marker is located near the Concession Stand and the Virginia Key State marker. 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. Virginia Key Beach Park (a few steps from this marker); Historical Marker #1: The Concession Stand
Historical Marker #2 Dance Pavilion image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, March 7, 2018
2. Historical Marker #2 Dance Pavilion
Marker is located just out of the picture to the right of the concession stand.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Office of Dr. James Jackson, Miami's First Physician (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).
 
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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 38 times since then and 2 times this year. 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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