“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Delray Beach in Palm Beach County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)

Marina Historic District

Marina Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Judith Barber, April 7, 2011
1. Marina Historic District Marker
Inscription.  The Marina Historic District, a historically small-scale neighborhood, was primarily developed from 1922 to 1943 and showcases many irreplaceable architectural resources. Later development of the 1940s, 1950's, and beyond provides prime examples of South Florida architecture. A portion of the historic district contains what was once known as the “Mike Blank Nurseries”. Delray Beach pioneers, the Blank family left a legacy of large shade trees throughout the area, and built and lived in several structures alone SE 7th Avenue, some of which remain. The Christian Science Church, constructed in 1942, initially served as a chapel at the U.S. Army Air Force Base in Boca Raton and was relocated in 1949 to 200 SE 7th Avenue. Architect Sam Ogren, Sr., designed and executed the church’s facade and renovation in later years. Designed by architect John Volk, the circa 1937 “Fontaine Fox Cottages” are located in the 200 block on the west side of SE 7th Avenue and provide excellent examples of the Florida Cottage Style. Fontaine Fox, a famous cartoonist and creator of “Toonerville Trolley,” was a notable winter resident.
Marina Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Judith Barber, April 7, 2011
2. Marina Historic District Marker
Marker is in a small island in the middle of the intersection.
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The City of Delray Beach locally designated the Marina Historic District in 1988.
A Florida Heritage Site

Erected 2009 by The City of Delray Beach, the Delray Beach Preservation Trust and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-664.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places. A significant historical year for this entry is 1922.
Location. 26° 27.482′ N, 80° 3.955′ W. Marker is in Delray Beach, Florida, in Palm Beach County. Marker is at the intersection of SE 7th Avenue and SE 2nd Street, in the median on SE 7th Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 SE 7th Avenue, Delray Beach FL 33483, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Marina Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away); Nassau Park Historic District (approx. ¼ mile away); Atlantic Avenue Crossing (approx. ¼ mile away); First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall (approx. 0.4 miles away); Florida East Coast Railway Station (approx. 0.4 miles away); J. B. Evans House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Beach Dedication (approx. half a mile away); The Delray Wreck (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Delray Beach.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 15, 2011, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. This page has been viewed 510 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 15, 2011, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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