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Hollywood in Broward County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Wellons & McGowan

1930-32 Hollywood Boulevard

 

— Historic Downtown Landmark —

 
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By Jay Kravetz, November 17, 2016
1. Wellons & McGowan Marker
Inscription.  Prohibition ended in 1933. In the mid-1930s, when gambling was legal on Hollywood Boulevard, Wellons & McGowan held a license for slot machines at this address. Shortly after that, it was acquired by Breeding's for a liquor store.
 
Erected by The Hollywood Historical Society and The Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceLandmarks. A significant historical year for this entry is 1933.
 
Location. 26° 0.678′ N, 80° 8.775′ W. Marker is in Hollywood, Florida, in Broward County. Marker is on Hollywood Boulevard (State Road 820) east of South 20th Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1930-32 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood FL 33020, 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. Joe's Tropical Café (a few steps from this marker); Hollywood Publishing Company/Hollywood News Building (a few steps from this marker); Morse Arcade (a few steps from this marker); Central Arcade (within shouting distance of this
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By Jay Kravetz, November 17, 2016
2. Wellons & McGowan Marker
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marker); Melina's (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hammerstein House (approx. half a mile away); Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); Greater Ward Chapel (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hollywood.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 20, 2016, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 180 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 20, 2016, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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