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

Nassau Park Historic District

Nassau Park Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, August 2, 2016
1. Nassau Park Historic District Marker
Inscription.  Nassau Park, Delray Beach’s first locally designated historic district, spans two blocks along Nassau Street from South Ocean Boulevard to Venetian Drive. In 1935, a newspaper ad for Ray-Del Realty Co. described Nassau Park as “West Indian Charm Along Delray Shores.” Originally Jo-Jo Avenue, Nassau Street was renamed by developer R.C. MacNeil, who commissioned architect Sam Ogren, Sr. to design the first house in 1935. Primarily developed between 1935 and 1941, the residential neighborhood contains cottages built in the Colonial-Cape Revival style which incorporate architectural detailing derived from early wooden folk houses of Eastern Massachusetts. The original 18 houses built from 1935-1941 retain their dominant architectural elements such as accentuated front doors with overhead fanlights, and carved wood detailing. Nassau Street evokes a time during the 1930s when the winter colony relaxed in discreet small-scale cottages surrounded by natural beauty. The natural topography is a vital element in the aesthetics of the historic streetscape. The City of Delray Beach designated the Nassau Park Historic District in 1988.
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2009 by The City of Delray Beach, the Delray Beach Historical Society and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-661.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1935.
Location. 26° 27.401′ N, 80° 3.721′ W. Marker is in Delray Beach, Florida, in Palm Beach County. Marker is at the intersection of Venetian Drive and Nassau Street, on the right when traveling north on Venetian Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Beach Dedication (approx. 0.2 miles away); J. B. Evans House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Delray Wreck (approx. ¼ mile away); Marina Historic District (approx. ¼ mile away); First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Marina Historic District (approx. 0.4 miles away); Atlantic Avenue Crossing (approx. 0.4 miles away); Orange Grove House of Refuge No. 3 (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Delray Beach.
Nassau Park Historic District Marker at intersection image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, August 2, 2016
2. Nassau Park Historic District Marker at intersection
Credits. This page was last revised on August 15, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 394 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 14, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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