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

Cason Cottage

 
 
Cason Cottage Marker with cottage in background image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, August 2, 2016
1. Cason Cottage Marker with cottage in background
Inscription. In 1899 the Tasker family purchased this block and built a house on the southwest corner. Phoebe A. Verrill bought the house in 1909 and sold it to the Cason family in 1921. The Casons converted the house into apartments and c.1924 built a second modest frame vernacular house on the block’s east corner, known today as Cason Cottage. Although modest, the cottage exhibits the excellent craftsmanship and details typical of many early Delray Beach homes. The Cason family played a major role in the development of South Florida. The Rev. J.R. Cason, who moved to Florida in 1905, was a founder of the first Florida orphanage at Enterprise in Volusia County. He was a community leader, serving as a municipal judge and Chairman of the Palm Beach County Board of Public Instruction. Cason United Methodist Church, located at 342 North Swinton Avenue, is named in his honor. Since 1989, the Delray Beach Historical Society has operated Cason Cottage as a house museum to help interpret the history of Delray Beach from 1915-1935.
 
Erected 2011 by The Robert Neff Family, the Delray Beach Historical Society, and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-718.)
 
Location. 26° 27.813′ N, 80° 4.374′ W. Marker is in Delray
Cason Cottage Marker looking west toward Swinton Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, August 2, 2016
2. Cason Cottage Marker looking west toward Swinton Avenue
Beach, Florida, in Palm Beach County. Marker is at the intersection of Northeast 1st Street and North Swinton Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Northeast 1st Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Delray Beach FL 33444, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Florida East Coast Railway Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); West Settlers Historic District (approx. 0.3 miles away); Delray History (approx. 0.3 miles away); City of Delray Beach (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named West Settlers Historic District (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old School Square Historic District (approx. 0.3 miles away); Del-Ida Park Historic District (approx. half a mile away); Marina Historic District (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Delray Beach.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Cason Cottage in background with marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, August 2, 2016
3. Cason Cottage in background with marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 12, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 12, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 178 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 12, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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