Jupiter in Palm Beach County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
World War II U.S. Naval Housing Building
The U.S. Navy constructed this building (circa 1939) on land included in the Federal Jupiter Lighthouse Reservation established by President Franklin Pierce in 1854. Built as Married Men's Quarters, the two-story wood-frame building had six two-bedroom apartments, each with brick fireplaces, and a continuous screened first-floor porch facing the Inlet. During World War II, Navy personnel lived in this building, and in the then adjacent Transmitter and Dormitory building and the Chief Petty Officers´ Quarters. These three buildings were part of the Direction Finding Station built on the reservation known as “Station J.” Developed to locate the German submarines torpedoing ships off the Florida coast, Station J also served as a navigational beacon for military ships and aircraft, and for communications during the war. Station J was closed in July 1945, and starting in 1958, most of the World War II military wood-frame structures including the two adjacent buildings, were demolished. In the 1960s, the Navy gave this portion of the Reservation, including this building, to the U.S. Coast Guard. In 2004, the U.S. Bureau of
Erected 2006 by The Town of Jupiter and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-588.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World II. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1945.
Location. 26° 56.908′ N, 80° 5.059′ W. Marker is in Jupiter, Florida, in Palm Beach County. Marker can be reached from Captain Armour's Way 0.3 miles south of Beach Road, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located on the grounds of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Museum on your left as you enter. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 Captain Armour's Way, Jupiter FL 33469, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jupiter Lighthouse (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); "Dive Into History" (about 700 feet away); Ft. Jupiter - Jupiter Lighthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Jupiter and Lake Worth Railway (approx. half a mile away); Sawfish Bay (approx. 0.6 miles away); DuBois Pioneer Home (approx. 0.7 miles away); Jupiter Inlet Midden I (approx. 0.7 miles away); Jupiter Inlet Shipwrecks (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jupiter.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 5, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 15, 2015, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. This page has been viewed 382 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on May 15, 2015, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. 2. submitted on June 4, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. 3. submitted on May 15, 2015, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.