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GRANDVIEW HEIGHTS HISTORIC DISTRICT
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member footTRAX
N 26° 41.955 W 080° 03.415
17R E 593818 N 2953472
Quick Description: Grandview Heights is one of the earliest attempts at southwestern expansion of the city.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 7/24/2006 1:57:09 PM
Waymark Code: WMJ49
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
Views: 48

Long Description:
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 area and developed the first speculative suburbs. Platted in the 1910-1920s as three subdivisions, Grandview Heights is one of the earliest attempts at southwestern expansion of the city. Originally stretching from Okeechobee Boulevard to Park Place, the property was chosen because of its relatively steep topography for South Florida. It was considered a desirable place to live because it was less than a mile from downtown, within close proximity to the City Terminals, West Palm Beach Canal, the Turning Basin, and had a view of the Everglades. Built for working and middle class residents, the quickly constructed homes were well made but affordable. The neighborhood consists of primarily Bungalow type homes that reflect mainly the Craftsman and Mission styles, both widely popular during the 1920s Florida Land Boom Era.
Marker Number: F509

Date: 2004

County: Palm Beach

Marker Type: Roadside

Sponsored or placed by: THE GRANDVIEW HEIGHTS CITIZENS ASSOCIATION AND THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Website: Not listed

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