Palm Coast in Flagler County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Palm Coast, Florida
Inscription. Palm Coast was begun in 1969 by the International Telephone & Telegraph (ITT) Corporation. The community was planned by William Levitt of Levitt & Sons, which ITT acquired in 1968. Levitt developed Levittown, NY, to provide affordable homes after World War II, and is considered the father of modern American suburbia. Palm Coast differed from the 35 other Florida projects developed by Levitt from 1964-1994 in that it was envisioned as an entire community, not just a subdivision or residential complex. Palm Coast initially included 48,000 home sites on over 42,000 acres. Public amenities included a boat landing, waterfalls, marina, golf course, and yacht and tennis clubs. The community's first planned neighborhood included nine different Mid-Century Modern model homes, with names such as Santa Rosa, DeSoto, and Delmar. These homes featured concrete block construction with gabled roofs, some detailed by board and batten siding and faux brick. Palm Coast "pioneers' developed a social community as their homes became venues for a Bible school and medical care, and an open area became known as "Neighborhood Park." By 1975 38,000 houses had been sold, and in 1999 Palm Coast was incorporated as a city.
By George Edward Chuddy, 2013
1. Palm Coast, Florida Marker
Erected 2013 by George Chuddy Family and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-781.)
By George Edward Chuddy, 2013
2. Palm Coast, Florida Marker
This is a Levitt & Sons & I.T.T. 'Santa Rosa' Model first offered for 'The Palm Coast Project'. It is Jobsite #35 and is within the 'Showcase Golf Course Neighborhood'.
Location. 29° 34.089′ N, 81° 11.996′ W. Marker is in Palm Coast, Florida, in Flagler County. Marker is on Clark Lane west of Cooper Lane, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13 Clark Lane, Palm Coast FL 32137, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Levitt & I.T.T. "Del Mar" Model and Palm Coast Golf Club (within shouting distance of this marker); Levitt & I.T.T. 'De Bary' Model (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Veterans Memorial (approx. 1½ miles away); Memorial Tree (approx. 2.7 miles away); City of Palm Coast September 11 Memorial (approx. 2.7 miles away); City of Palm Coast Military Memorial (approx. 2.7 miles away); “All Gave Some, Some Gave All” (approx. 2.7 miles away); Tree of Remembrance (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Palm Coast.
Categories. • Architecture •
By George Edward Chuddy
3. Palm Coast, Florida Marker
Levitt and Sons & I.T.T. offered nine Mid-Century Models. Each interior was done in a 'theme' by the designers. The 'Santa Rosa' Model was offered in the 'African Safari' design.
By George Edward Chuddy, circa 1970
4. Palm Coast, Florida Marker
The interior Contemporary Safari design offered for the Levitt & Sons & I.T.T. 'Santa Rosa' Model. Pictured is the kitchen and family room area.
By George Edward Chuddy, circa 1969
5. Palm Coast, Florida Marker
This is the advertising used by Levitt & Sons & I.T.T. for the nine Mid-Century Model homes offered. This is the text description of their 'Santa Rosa' Model offered showing the floorplan. The advertising was used on three continents to promote 'The Palm Coast Project.' The Palm Coast Project was comprised of approximately 93,000 acres of Palm Coast Community Lands and advertised as '...the largest planned community in the Nation...' and ' ...the largest New Town in the World...'
Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 25, 2016, by George Edward Chuddy of City of Palm Coast, Florida. This page has been viewed 412 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 25, 2016, by George Edward Chuddy of City of Palm Coast, Florida. 4, 5. submitted on January 26, 2016, by George Edward Chuddy of City of Palm Coast, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.