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Old School Square Historic District
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62
N 26° 28.114 W 080° 04.399
17R E 592371 N 2927909
Quick Description: Located at N. Swinton Ave and Lake Ida Rd.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 7/15/2016 10:05:01 PM
Waymark Code: WMRP5P
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
Views: 5

Long Description:
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 school, and the original gymnasium. Both the high school and gymnasium were designed circa 1926 in the Mediterranean Revival style by architect Sam Ogren, Sr. Ogren also designed several Mediterranean Revival structures along NE 1st Avenue, otherwise known as Banker’s Row. Two-story Mediterranean Revival residences of the 1920s are on the west side of Banker’s Row while one-story Minimal Traditional cottages of the 1930s line the east side. Architectural styles throughout the historic district include Vernacular, Bungalow, and Mission and Mediterranean Revival styles dating between 1902 and 1945. The Old School Square Historic District contains approximately 15 blocks around the town’s geographic center. District boundaries span south to SE 2nd Street and north to NE 4th Street with NE and NW 1st Avenues to the east and west. The City of Delray Beach locally designate0d the Old School Square Historic District in 1988.
Marker Number: F-669

Date: 2009

County: Palm Beach

Marker Type: City

Sponsored or placed by: The City of Delray Beach and the Florida Department of State

Website: Not listed

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