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North Miami Beach in Miami-Dade County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Fulford-By-The-Sea Fountain

 
 
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By Tim Fillmon, October 8, 2019
1. Fulford-By-The-Sea Fountain Marker
Inscription.  This fountain was built in 1925 during the Florida Land Boom, and marked the entrance to the Fulford-by-the-Sea subdivision, now the city of North Miami Beach. Constructed at a cost of $15,000, it was intended to be the first of five fountains that would mark the entrances to the subdivision. Designed in the Classical Revival Style, the fountain features distinctive unicorn figures and a tile mosaic dome. It was built from cast stone designed to simulate the look of natural cut stone blocks. The fountain stands 32 feet tall, one of the tallest in south Florida. The Great Miami Hurricane of 1926, a category four storm with winds over 130 mph, devastated south Florida, and caused approximately 350 deaths. The event scared future investors and stalled development of the area for many years. Though this fountain withstood the hurricane, the other planned fountains were never built. In 1983, the Fulford-by-the-Sea Fountain was designated as a historical site by Miami-Dade County, and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2010. The fountain is proudly featured in the city of North Miami Beach’s official seal, and is an irreplaceable
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By Tim Fillmon, October 8, 2019
2. Fulford-By-The-Sea Fountain Marker
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Erected 2017 by City of North Miami Beach and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-952.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureDisastersSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1925.
 
Location. 25° 56.077′ N, 80° 9.246′ W. Marker is in North Miami Beach, Florida, in Miami-Dade County. Marker is at the intersection of Northeast 172nd Street and Northeast 23rd Avenue, in the median on Northeast 172nd Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: North Miami Beach FL 33160, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Arch Creek Road Military Trail (approx. 2.3 miles away); Arch Creek Bridge (approx. 2.4 miles away); Arch Creek (approx. 2.4 miles away); Barefoot Mailman (approx. 2˝ miles away); Haulover Beach Sport Fishing Docks (approx. 2.9 miles away); St. Anne’s Episcopal Church (approx. 4 miles away); Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 4.2 miles away); Greater Ward Chapel (approx. 4.2 miles away).
 
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By Tim Fillmon, July 31, 2019
3. Fulford-By-The-Sea Fountain
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 10, 2020, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 69 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 10, 2020, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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