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

Northwood Road Historic District

 
 
NORTHWOOD ROAD HISTORIC DISTRICT Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jay Kravetz, September 2, 2020
1. NORTHWOOD ROAD HISTORIC DISTRICT Marker
Inscription.  Northwood Road was platted in the early 1920s by the Pinewood Development Company. This historic commercial district consists of the businesses along Northwood Road between Broadway Avenue to the west and Dixie Highway to the east. Six buildings within the district date from the 1920s, but most are from the second half of the 1940s, with a handful built after 1953. The predominant wave of construction coincided with a resurgence in housing in the area following World War II. Most of the buildings are one-story, though their varying rooflines provide visual interest. The few two-story structures often have apartments on the second floor. Storefront exteriors are primarily glass and generally built from brick or concrete block and stucco. Many of the brick portions of facades are painted to match concrete sections. The frequently used stucco is associated with the Mediterranean Revival style and post-World War II construction, which are both defining architectural styles in West Palm Beach. In 2016, the street was listed on the West Palm Beach Register of Historic Places as an historic district to retain the architecture, character, and authenticity
NORTHWOOD ROAD HISTORIC DISTRICT Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jay Kravetz, September 2, 2020
2. NORTHWOOD ROAD HISTORIC DISTRICT Marker
of the city’s second commercial “Main” street.
 
Erected 2019 by The West Palm Beach CRA, and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-1067.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & CommerceRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 26° 44.102′ N, 80° 3.178′ W. Marker is in West Palm Beach, Florida, in Palm Beach County. Marker is at the intersection of Northwood Road and North Dixie Highway (U.S. 1), on the right when traveling west on Northwood Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Palm Beach FL 33407, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Evergreen Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hurricane of 1928 Mass Burial Site (approx. half a mile away); Old Northwood Historic District (approx. 0.7 miles away); Duck's Nest (approx. 0.7 miles away); Bethesda-By-The-Sea (approx. 0.7 miles away); Industrial High School (approx. 0.9 miles away); Northwest Historic District (approx. 0.9 miles away); Former State of Florida Board of Health Laboratory (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Palm Beach.
 
NORTHWOOD ROAD HISTORIC DISTRICT Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jay Kravetz, September 2, 2020
3. NORTHWOOD ROAD HISTORIC DISTRICT Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 2, 2020, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 57 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 2, 2020, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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