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Indialantic in Brevard County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Indialantic Casino

 
 
Indialantic Casino Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Cox, March 9, 2015
1. Indialantic Casino Marker
Inscription. The Indialantic Casino was constructed on this site in 1923. The two-story Mediterranean Revival style building was designed by architect William Christen and developed by Herbert Earle. It opened on December 22, 1923, and boasted shops, an Olympic-size saltwater pool, a tall diving tower, and wading pools. The casino became a center for social activity in the Melbourne area, offering rooms for winter guests and space for club meetings, socials, and galas, such as wedding receptions, banquets, and a Fourth of July Celebration, and the Miss Melbourne and Miss Florida Beauty Pageants of 1925. Weekly rates in 1924 for ocean-view rooms (including board) were $20 for singles and $35 for doubles. The casino’s pool was used for training World War II military personnel from the Banana River Naval Station. Following a major renovation in 1942, Karl Abbott purchased the casino in 1944 and changed its name to the Bahama Beach Club. From 1949 until it was purchased by the Town of Indialantic in 1967, the building was an exclusive private club. Following a period of decline, the building was razed in 1970.
A Florida Heritage Site

 
Erected 2011 by Sponsored by the Brevard County Tourist Development Council and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-730.)
 
Location.
James Nance Park Sign image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Cox, March 9, 2015
2. James Nance Park Sign
The marker is located in James Nance Park.
28° 5.54′ N, 80° 34.003′ W. Marker is in Indialantic, Florida, in Brevard County. Marker is at the intersection of 4th Avenue and North Miramar Avenue (State Road A1A), on the left when traveling east on 4th Avenue. Touch for map. The marker is located in James Nance Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 N Miramar Ave, Indialantic FL 32903, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Villa Marine (approx. 1.6 miles away); Melbourne & Atlantic Railroad (approx. 1.7 miles away); Melbourne Beach Pier (approx. 1.7 miles away); Community Chapel of Melbourne Beach Florida (approx. 1.7 miles away); Myrtle Cottage (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Ryckman House (approx. 1.7 miles away); Causeway (approx. 2.2 miles away); First Post Office Site (approx. 2.3 miles away).
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Indialantic Casino Marker Situation image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Cox, March 9, 2015
3. Indialantic Casino Marker Situation
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 9, 2015, by Jamie Cox of Melbourne, Florida. This page has been viewed 343 times since then and 75 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 9, 2015, by Jamie Cox of Melbourne, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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