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Del~Ida Park Historic District - Delray Beach, Florida
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rangergirl141
N 26° 28.430 W 080° 04.277
17R E 592570 N 2928493
Quick Description: This marker is located in historic downtown Delray Beach.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 11/30/2009 10:06:58 AM
Waymark Code: WM7T8B
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member paintfiction
Views: 22

Long Description:
The Marker reads:

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 street's named after six U.S. Presidents. Mr. J.C. Secord of Miami organized the Ocean City Development Company and purchased the 58-acre tract containing 300 lots and three pie-shaped public parks. Within days of it's recording, it was reported that "Del~Ida Park is growing fast", as 58 lots had been sold. Mr. Frederick Henry Link, a former craftsman at Addison Mizner Industries in West Palm Beach, purchased several lots and served as the sub-division general contractor. In 1923, he began construction of his own home at 524 NE 2nd Avenue. Built in the Mediterranean Revival style, the house started the trend for such designs which remained popular through 1930. Link's daughter, Catherine Link Strong, lived on Dixie Boulevard as an adult and was Delray Beach's first woman mayor in 1954. Originally a rather elite development, the real estate bust left the area without much growth and development until the 1940's and later. The City of Delray Beach designated the Del~Ida Park historic District in1988.
Marker Number: F-666

Date: 2009

County: Palm Beach

Marker Type: Roadside

Sponsored or placed by: City of Delray Beach and the Florida Deptment od State

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