Coral Springs in Broward County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Museum of Coral Springs History
Inscription. Coral Ridge Properties built the City's first real estate office in 1964 at the intersection of Route 441 and Wiles Road, just outside the City limits. This 30-by-20 foot single-room wooden structure displayed maps and plats of subdivisions, none of which had been built in 1964. In 1966 Coral Ridge Properties built a large administration building at 9551 Sample Road and offered the real estate office to the City, provided they move it. It was moved to 4500 Woodside Drive and became Coral Springs first administration building. In 1968 it became the first police station. When the police moved to a larger facility in 1972, it became the Jaycees clubhouse. By 1976 the building was considered obsolete and moved to the City dump, to be used as a fire department training facility for smoke drills. When it was accidentally set on fire, a group of concerned citizens formed the Landmark Restoration Committee with the intent of rescuing the building and restoring it for use as a museum. In 1977, the building was moved again but this time with an accompanying parade as a flat bed truck moved it to its permanent home in Mullins Park. On March 4, 1978, it was fully restored and opened as the Mini Museum.
By Jay Kravetz, November 13, 2015
1. Museum of Coral Springs History Marker
Erected by The Coral Springs Historical Advisory Committee and the Florida Department of State.
26° 15.993′ N, 80° 15.716′ W. Marker is in Coral Springs, Florida, in Broward County. Marker is on NW 29th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10126 NW 29th St., Pompano Beach FL 33065, United States of America.
By Jay Kravetz, December 1, 2016
2. Museum of Coral Springs History Marker
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Coral Springs Covered Bridge (approx. 1.5 miles away); First Zion Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 10.5 miles away); Silver Thatch Mounted Beach Patrol (approx. 10.8 miles away); Pompano Beach Indian Mound (approx. 10.9 miles away); Old Floresta Historic District (approx. 11.4 miles away); F.E.C. Railway Depot, Boca Raton (approx. 12 miles away); A Brief History (approx. 12.1 miles away); West Side Grade School (approx. 12.1 miles away).
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 6, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 21, 2011, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. This page has been viewed 685 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 6, 2016, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.