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

Orange Grove House of Refuge No. 3

1876-1927

 
 
Orange Grove House of Refuge No. 3 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, August 2, 2016
1. Orange Grove House of Refuge No. 3 Marker
Inscription. One of several built by Treasury Department between Cape Canaveral and Cape Florida for rescue and sustenance of shipwrecked. Named for wild sour orange grove nearby, H.D. Pierce, first keeper, arrived with family May 1876. Here August 15, 1876, was born the first white girl between Jupiter and Miami -- (Mrs.) Lillie Pierce Voss. Stephen N. Andrews was last keeper, from September 1877 to October 1, 1896. Area’s first post office, Zion, was located in House from 1888 to 1892, Mrs. Annie E. Andrews postmaster. House burned March 2, 1927.
 
Erected 1967 by The Jonathan Dickinson Chapter National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution in Cooperation with The Florida Historical Society and the Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials. (Marker Number F-148.)
 
Location. 26° 27.87′ N, 80° 3.467′ W. Marker is in Delray Beach, Florida, in Palm Beach County. Marker is on North Ocean Boulevard (State Road A1A) 0.1 miles south of Thomas Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Delray Beach FL 33483, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Delray Beach Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall
Orange Grove House of Refuge No. 3 Marker with Berkshire-By-the-Sea and FL A1A in the background. image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, August 2, 2016
2. Orange Grove House of Refuge No. 3 Marker with Berkshire-By-the-Sea and FL A1A in the background.
(approx. 0.3 miles away); J. B. Evans House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Atlantic Avenue Crossing (approx. half a mile away); Marina Historic District (approx. half a mile away); Beach Dedication (approx. 0.6 miles away); Nassau Park Historic District (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Marina Historic District (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Delray Beach.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 121 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 15, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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