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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Delray Beach, Florida

 
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Location of Delray Beach, Florida
    Palm Beach County (103)
    Broward County (55)
    Glades County (3)
    Hendry County (4)
    Martin County (19)
    Okeechobee County (7)
 
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1Florida (Palm Beach County), Delray Beach — F-717 — Atlantic Avenue Crossing
Atlantic Avenue’s crossing of the Florida East Coast Canal (now the Intracoastal Waterway) played an important role in the early history of Delray Beach. Civil engineer Burslem Thomson drew the first plat of “Linton,” now Delray Beach, . . . Map (db m96884) HM
2Florida (Palm Beach County), Delray Beach — Beach Dedication
Sara Gleason, Belle G. Dimick Reese and Ella M. Dimick Potter dedicated this beach to the public in 1899. In 1895 Sarah Gleason and her husband’s business partner, W.H. Hunt, sold a parcel of land containing the beach area to William S. Linton for . . . Map (db m96920) HM
3Florida (Palm Beach County), Delray Beach — F-718 — Cason Cottage
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 . . . Map (db m96763) HM
4Florida (Palm Beach County), Delray Beach — City of Delray Beach
In recognition of these Organizations’ contributions to the cultural development of Delray Beach, the City Commission designated these locations as historic sites on April 11, 1989. • 1895 School No. 4 Delray Colored, located at this site • . . . Map (db m96880) HM
5Florida (Palm Beach County), Delray Beach — F-665 — Del-Ida Park Historic District
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 . . . Map (db m96970) HM
6Florida (Palm Beach County), Delray Beach — F-666 — Del-Ida Park Historic District
The Del-Ida Park subdivision was first recorded on September 18, 1923. Motivated by patriotic spirit and the optimism of Florida’s land boom, Del-Ida Park originally contained streets named after six U. S. Presidents. Mr. J. C. Secord of Miami . . . Map (db m96971) HM
7Florida (Palm Beach County), Delray Beach — F-847 — Delray Beach Hotel
The Delray Beach Hotel was constructed on this site in 1939. Engineered by William Victor Peterson and built by Taylor Construction, the Mediterranean style hotel featured a Cuban tile roof, high ceilings with exposed beams, and large glass windows . . . Map (db m96888) HM
8Florida (Palm Beach County), Delray Beach — Delray History
After the Civil War, the population in the Confederate States declined dramatically as a result of the mass exodus of freed slaves. In Florida, however, the population increased from around 140,000 in 1860 to 530,000 in 1900. Half of these early . . . Map (db m96882) HM
9Florida (Palm Beach County), Delray Beach — F-653 — First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall
An orange grove, once located at this site, played a role in the early development of Delray Beach. Until 1876, an old, sour orange grove was the only distinguishable characteristic within 60 miles of a sparsely inhabited subtropical wilderness . . . Map (db m96885) HM
10Florida (Palm Beach County), Delray Beach — F-375 — Florida East Coast Railway Station
This 40’ freight section is all that remains of the old railroad station constructed in 1896 by the Florida East Coast Railway Company. The station originally stood on the east side of the tracks, one block south of Atlantic Avenue. The original . . . Map (db m96973) HM
11Florida (Palm Beach County), Delray Beach — F-617 — J. B. Evans HouseAlso known as the Sandoway House Nature Center
The Sandoway House Nature Center was designed as a home by Samuel Ogren, Sr., in 1936 for early Delray Beach winter resident J. B. Evans, a retired produce broker. It is one of the last remaining Resort Colonial Revival houses in Delray Beach. . . . Map (db m41839) HM
12Florida (Palm Beach County), Delray Beach — F-664 — Marina Historic District
The Marina Historic District, a historically small-scale neighborhood, was primarily developed from 1922 to 1943 and showcases many irreplaceable architectural resources. Later development of the 1940s, 1950's, and beyond provides prime examples of . . . Map (db m41704) HM
13Florida (Palm Beach County), Delray Beach — F-663 — Marina Historic District
Primarily developed between 1922 and 1943, the Marina Historic District displays a variety of architectural styles including Mediterranean and Mission Revival, Monterey, Minimal Traditional, Frame Vernacular and Art Moderne. The prominent . . . Map (db m41818) HM
14Florida (Palm Beach County), Delray Beach — F-661 — Nassau Park Historic District
Nassau Park, Delray Beach’s first locally designated historic district, spans two blocks along Nassau Street from South Ocean Boulevard to Venetian Drive. In 1935, a newspaper ad for Ray-Del Realty Co. described Nassau Park as “West Indian . . . Map (db m96886) HM
15Florida (Palm Beach County), Delray Beach — F-669 — Old School Square Historic District
Old School Square Historic District is named for its focal point, the Old School Square Complex at 51 North Swinton Avenue which is made up of the circa 1913 Vernacular style Delray School designed by J.M. Cromer, the city’s first separate high . . . Map (db m96972) HM
16Florida (Palm Beach County), Delray Beach — F-148 — Orange Grove House of Refuge No. 31876-1927
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 . . . Map (db m96919) HM
17Florida (Palm Beach County), Delray Beach — F-327 — The Delray Wreck
The old shipwreck know as the Delray Wreck rests at the bottom of the ocean in 25 feet of water about 150 yards offshore the south end of Delray’s municipal beach. The wreck is broken and scattered into five sections and has long been one of the . . . Map (db m41819) HM
18Florida (Palm Beach County), Delray Beach — F-667 — West Settlers Historic District
Established in 1894, the West Settlers area is the site of the first African-American settlement in Delray Beach. African-Americans from the north and west Florida, Georgia and South Carolina were the first non-Native Americans in the area, laying . . . Map (db m96807) HM
19Florida (Palm Beach County), Delray Beach — F-668 — West Settlers Historic District
The West Settlers community, established in 1894 as Delray Beach’s first African-American community, was self-sufficient with commercial buildings and churches serving its residents. Originally N Blackmer Street, NW 5th Avenue was the hub of . . . Map (db m96808) HM
 
Jul. 25, 2021