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Historical Markers and War Memorials in West Palm Beach, Florida

 
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Location of West Palm Beach, Florida
    Palm Beach County (102)
    Broward County (52)
    Glades County (3)
    Hendry County (4)
    Martin County (19)
    Okeechobee County (7)
 
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1Florida (Palm Beach County), West Palm Beach — F-712 — 1916 Palm Beach County Courthouse
Palm Beach County (established in 1909) had its first County offices in an old school house in West Palm Beach. In 1913, the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners approved the construction of a new courthouse designed by Wilber Burt . . . Map (db m96755) HM
2Florida (Palm Beach County), West Palm Beach — F-1086 — Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens/Ann Weaver Norton
(Side One) Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens This home, designed by architect Maurice Fatio, was built in 1925. Wealthy Chicago industrialist and art collector Ralph Norton purchased the house in 1935, and hired Marion Sims Wyeth to . . . Map (db m155535) HM
3Florida (Palm Beach County), West Palm Beach — F-460 — Clematis Street Commercial Historic District
For over 100 years, Clematis Street (named after the Clematis flower has been the primary retail street in West Palm Beach. It was a shell-topped road in 1893, when Henry Flagler (1830-1913) began to develop West Palm Beach as the commercial . . . Map (db m94688) HM
4Florida (Palm Beach County), West Palm Beach — Dade County State Bank Building
1893 Dedicated to the City of West Palm Beach through the West Palm Beach Bicentennial Committee in 1976 by Mrs. Crystal Eggert in memory of her late husband JohnnyMap (db m156928) HM
5Florida (Palm Beach County), West Palm Beach — F390 — El Cid Neighborhood
In 1876, Benjamin Lanehart homesteaded land that is now the north end of El Cid. He started the first commercial pineapple operation in the area, and this fruit soon dominated the local agriculture. Soon afterward, Elizabeth Wilder Moore settled . . . Map (db m96659) HM
6Florida (Palm Beach County), West Palm Beach — F-466 — Evergreen Cemetery
For over 85 years, Evergreen Cemetery has been the final resting place of some of the City’s most influential black citizens, as well as a cross-section of many unnoted black citizens who contributed to the development of West Palm Beach. In 1913, . . . Map (db m96631) HM
7Florida (Palm Beach County), West Palm Beach — F-423 — Flagler Park
Flagler Park, formerly known as City Park, has been an important public space in West Palm Beach since the founding of the community. The town site for West Palm Beach was laid out in 1893 as a grid pattern of streets running north - south and . . . Map (db m75208) HM
8Florida (Palm Beach County), West Palm Beach — F-424 — Flamingo Park
This site was originally the southeast corner of an eighty-acre parcel purchased by George L. Marsteller of Charleston, South Carolina, in 1884 for $100. Two blocks to the north, between South Dixie Highway and South Olive Avenue, the Lakeside . . . Map (db m96695) HM
9Florida (Palm Beach County), West Palm Beach — F-442 — Flamingo Park Historic District
There are 501 contributing structures within the Flamingo Park subdivision, which was officially platted on May 17, 1921, with more than 76 building permits issued in 1923. Built on the highest of all coastal ridges between downtown West Palm Beach . . . Map (db m96692) HM
10Florida (Palm Beach County), West Palm Beach — Former State of Florida Board of Health Laboratoryc.1921
With the construction of the Board of Health Laboratory in 1921, Palm Beach County secured its first state building. Still considered an area of the country that was just being settled, establishing an outpost for public health was an essential . . . Map (db m96716) HM
11Florida (Palm Beach County), West Palm Beach — F-509 — Grandview Heights Historic District
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 . . . Map (db m134745) HM
12Florida (Palm Beach County), West Palm Beach — F-450 — Hurricane of 1928 Mass Burial Site
On September 16, 1928, a hurricane came ashore near the Jupiter lighthouse and traveled west across Palm Beach County to Lake Okeechobee. This deadly hurricane destroyed hundreds of buildings and left millions of dollars in property damage. Many of . . . Map (db m114693) HM
13Florida (Palm Beach County), West Palm Beach — Industrial High SchoolSite of — Historic Northwest District —
Built in 1917, Industrial was the first high school built for African Americans in Palm Beach County and South Florida. In 1950, after the construction of Roosevelt High School, Industrial became Palmview Elementary, with Ulysses B. Kingsley as . . . Map (db m152656) HM
14Florida (Palm Beach County), West Palm Beach — Northwest Historic District
Named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1992, the Northwest Historic District was one of South Florida’s first African American settlements. From the 1920s to the 1960s, due in part to legally enforced segregation, the Northwest became . . . Map (db m153590) HM
15Florida (Palm Beach County), West Palm Beach — F-1067 — Northwood Road Historic District
Northwood Road was platted in the early 1920s by the Pinewood Development Company. This historic commercial district consists of the businesses along Northwood Road between Broadway Avenue to the west and Dixie Highway to the east. Six buildings . . . Map (db m155589) HM
16Florida (Palm Beach County), West Palm Beach — F-586 — Old Northwood Historic District
1884, The Reverend Elbridge Gale retired to the area later to be known as Old Northwood. He was the first to build a cabin on the west side of Lake Worth. Gale grew mango trees and one of his trees became the first grafted Mangonia to bear fruit. . . . Map (db m84585) HM
17Florida (Palm Beach County), West Palm Beach — Old St. Ann's Church
Dedicated March 15, 1898, on the southeast comer of Rosemary and Datura Streets. In 1902, it was moved to this site donated by Henry Flagler and served the Catholic community until 1913, when the new church was dedicated. The old church was then . . . Map (db m96757) HM
18Florida (Palm Beach County), West Palm Beach — Palm Beach High SchoolCentral Schools
In 1886, the first settlers on the Island of Palm Beach built a one room school which still stands on the island as the oldest school in southeast Florida. The students were transported by boat until the school closed in 1901 and was relocated in . . . Map (db m96759) HM
19Florida (Palm Beach County), West Palm Beach — F-346 — Palm Beach Junior College
This Mediterranean Revival style building housed Palm Beach Junior College, Florida’s first public community college, when it was established here in 1933. The college outgrew these facilities after the Second World War and moved in 1948 to . . . Map (db m96761) HM
20Florida (Palm Beach County), West Palm Beach — Pioneer Memorial Park
The Lakeside Cemetery Association(LCA), formed in 1891, was composed of a group of the earliest pioneer families of what is today Palm Beach County(part of Dade County until 1909). In 1895 the LCA purchased this site to be used as a private . . . Map (db m155463) HM
21Florida (Palm Beach County), West Palm Beach — F-349 — Seaboard Air Line Station
The Seaboard Air Line Railway Station has played an important role in the history of West Palm Beach and Palm Beach County. It is a unique example of early 20th century railroad architecture in the Mediterranean Revival style. The Station opened . . . Map (db m96762) HM
22Florida (Palm Beach County), West Palm Beach — F-975 — West Palm Beach Fishing Club
Founded in 1934, the West Palm Beach Fishing Club (WPBFC) is among the last of Florida's great angling clubs. It was pivotal in boosting Florida tourism during and after the Great Depression and promoting the appeal of sport fishing. The club’s . . . Map (db m127264) HM
 
Apr. 17, 2021