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

Northwest Historic District

 
 
Northwest Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jay Kravetz, July 26, 2020
1. Northwest Historic District Marker
Inscription.  Named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1992, the Northwest Historic District was one of South Florida’s first African American settlements. From the 1920s to the 1960s, due in part to legally enforced segregation, the Northwest became a vibrant economic, social and cultural mecca for Blacks of all income strata. Originally its borders stretched as far south as Fern Street and north to 23rd Street, from the Seaboard (CSX) Railroad to the Fl East Coast Railroad. Today, the historic boundaries extend from 2nd Street north to LA Kirksey/15th Street, between Tamarind and Rosemary avenues.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 26° 43.467′ N, 80° 3.695′ W. Marker is in West Palm Beach, Florida, in Palm Beach County. Marker is at the intersection of North Tamarind Avenue and Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard, on the right when traveling north on North Tamarind Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Palm Beach FL 33401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Industrial High School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Former State of Florida Board of Health Laboratory
Northwest Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jay Kravetz, July 26, 2020
2. Northwest Historic District Marker
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(approx. 0.6 miles away); West Palm Beach Fishing Club (approx. 0.8 miles away); Hurricane of 1928 Mass Burial Site (approx. 0.8 miles away); Clematis Street Commercial Historic District (approx. 0.8 miles away); 1916 Palm Beach County Courthouse (approx. 0.8 miles away); Dade County State Bank Building (approx. 0.8 miles away); Seaboard Air Line Station (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Palm Beach.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 26, 2020, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 27 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 26, 2020, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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