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Saint Augustine in St. Johns County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Haley's Court Sign

 
 
Haley's Court Sign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, December 19, 2013
1. Haley's Court Sign Marker
Inscription. This original motor court sign is an icon of the Vilano Beach tourism boom of the 1940s and 50s. Haley’s Court was one of several art-moderne styled, family oriented motels lining Vilano Road at mid-century.
This sign was donated to St. Johns County for restoration by:
Steven Sculley * Sheila Sculley Smith * Daniel M. Smith, Jr.
Restored by Kozel Signs and Designs, and St. Johns County

 
Location. 29° 55.011′ N, 81° 17.706′ W. Marker is in Saint Augustine, Florida, in St. Johns County. Marker is on Vilano Road east of Poplar Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located beside the sidewalk, adjacent to the subject sign, directly in front of the former Haley's Court buildings, now in use as beach apartments. Marker is at or near this postal address: 150 Vilano Avenue, Saint Augustine FL 32084, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Vilano Beach Casino (approx. ¼ mile away); Surfside Dance Hall and Bathhouse (approx. half a mile away); The Francis and Mary Usina Bridge (approx. 0.9 miles away); Nelmar Terrace Historic District
Haley's Court Sign Marker (<i>tall view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, December 21, 2011
2. Haley's Court Sign Marker (tall view)
(approx. 1.4 miles away); The Great Cross (approx. 1.4 miles away); Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park (approx. 1.4 miles away); First Spanish Muster Site in Florida (approx. 1.4 miles away); Saint Augustine (approx. 1.4 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Marker is a painted metal plaque, mounted horizontally on a waist-high post.
 
Also see . . .  Vilano Beach History. Vilano Beach was platted during the 1920's Florida Land Boom. A1A in Vilano Beach, also known as the Coastal Highway, was constructed in 1928. The majority of the land remained vacant until after World War II. Beginning in the late 1940's and continuing in the 1950's, small motels and "motor courts" emerged along Vilano Road. (Submitted on October 30, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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Haley's Court Sign Marker (<i>wide view; marker visible beside sign</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, December 19, 2013
3. Haley's Court Sign Marker (wide view; marker visible beside sign)
Haley's Court Sign Marker (<i>sidewalk view; marker visible beside sign</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, December 21, 2011
4. Haley's Court Sign Marker (sidewalk view; marker visible beside sign)
Haley's Court Sign image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, December 19, 2013
5. Haley's Court Sign
Vilano Beach "Bluebird of Happiness" image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, December 21, 2011
6. Vilano Beach "Bluebird of Happiness"
Motel owners Newton T. and Wilda Haley bought this bird for $100, painted it and called it the “Bluebird of Happiness.” It stands proudly nearby, and serves as the Vilano Beach mascot once again!
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 30, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 23 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 30, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   6. submitted on November 10, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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