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

Grandview Heights Historic District

 
 
Grandview Heights Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, August 3, 2016
1. Grandview Heights Historic District Marker
Inscription. In response to the heavy influx of new residents into South Florida at the turn of the century and the introduction of the automobile, local developers and real estate agents purchased the less expensive land outside of the West Palm Beach downtown area and developed the first speculative suburbs. Platted in the 1910s-1920s as three subdivisions, Grandview Heights is one of the earliest attempts at southwestern expansion of the city. Originally stretching from Okeechobee Boulevard to Park Place, the property was chosen because of its relatively steep topography for South Florida. It was considered a desirable place to live because it was less than a mile from downtown, within close proximity to the City Terminals, West Palm Beach Canal, the Turning Basin, and had a view of the Everglades. Built for working and middle class residents, the quickly constructed homes were well made but affordable. The neighborhood consisted of primarily Bungalow type homes that reflect mainly the Craftsman and Mission styles, both widely popular during the 1920s Florida Land Boom Era.
 
Erected 2004 by The Grandview Heights Citizens Association and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-509.)
 
Location. 26° 41.963′ N, 80° 3.415′ 
Grandview Heights Historic District Marker in median of Florida Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, August 3, 2016
2. Grandview Heights Historic District Marker in median of Florida Avenue
W. Marker is in West Palm Beach, Florida, in Palm Beach County. Marker is at the intersection of Florida Avenue and Palm Street, in the median on Florida Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Palm Beach FL 33401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Flamingo Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Flamingo Park Historic District (approx. mile away); Palm Beach High School (approx. 0.7 miles away); Palm Beach Junior College (approx. mile away); El Cid Neighborhood (approx. mile away); Seaboard Air Line Station (approx. 0.9 miles away); Clematis Street Commercial Historic District (approx. one mile away); Flagler Park (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Palm Beach.
 
Categories. ArchitectureSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 11, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 10, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 116 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 10, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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