Delray Beach in Palm Beach County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Del-Ida Park Historic District
Inscription. Recorded in 1923, Del-Ida Park was one of Delray Beach’s earliest planned neighborhoods. Del-Ida Park’s unusual diagonal arrangement of streets, triangular lots, and public parks are unique when contrasted with the grid pattern layout of the remainder of the city. This imaginative street layout was designed to create a sense of space and maintain a park-like atmosphere. Architectural styles throughout the neighborhood reflect the popular culture of South Florida and the land boom and bust that occurred during the initial development of the 1920s through to the 1940s. Although dominated by the Mediterranean and Mission Revival styles, Minimal Traditional and Frame Vernacular styles are also prevalent and provide a predominantly one-story, low-scale streetscape. Additional development of the 1950s and 1960s provide prime examples of the Ranch and Contemporary styles typical of South Florida. Del-Ida Park lies between NE 4th and 8th Streets with North Swinton Avenue to the west and the Florida East Coast Railroad to the east. The City of Delray Beach locally designated the Del-Ida Park Historic District in 1988.
By Tim Fillmon, July 13, 2016
1. Del-Ida Park Historic District Marker
Erected 2009 by The City of Delray Beach and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-665.)
Location. 26° 28.205′
N, 80° 4.388′ W. Marker is in Delray Beach, Florida, in Palm Beach County. Marker is at the intersection of North Swinton Avenue and Northeast 5th Street, on the right when traveling north on North Swinton Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Delray Beach FL 33444, United States of America.
By Tim Fillmon, July 13, 2016
2. Del-Ida Park Historic District Marker looking down NE 5th St with royal poinciana tree.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old School Square Historic District (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Del-Ida Park Historic District (approx. 0.3 miles away); West Settlers Historic District (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cason Cottage (approx. half a mile away); Florida East Coast Railway Station (approx. half a mile away); Delray History (approx. 0.6 miles away); City of Delray Beach (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named West Settlers Historic District (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Delray Beach.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
Categories. • Architecture • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 17, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 141 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 17, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.