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Delray Beach Hotel
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62
N 26° 27.888 W 080° 03.472
17R E 593914 N 2927503
Quick Description: Located on FL A1A north of Atlantic Ave and in front of Berkshire-By-The-Sea. 126 North Ocean Boulevard
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 8/4/2016 8:20:25 AM
Waymark Code: WMRTWR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
Views: 2

Long Description:
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 for ocean views. Peterson, born in 1882 of Swedish descent, had farmed pineapples in Hawaii. Delray's similar climate and pineapple-growing heritage brought him to the area, where he entered Florida’s tourism industry. The Delray Beach Hotel and other contemporary establishments catered to a winter colony of wealthy, creative people. Peterson operated the hotel with his wife Margaret and son Robert during the tourist season. The family also owned the Northern Pine Lodge in Park Rapids, Minnesota, which they operated in the summer when the Delray Hotel was closed. In 1944, the hotel was sold to MacNab Hotels Inc. A restaurant added to the southwest side of the building in 1953 was designed by prominent Delray Beach architect, Samuel Ogren Sr. Berkshire-By-The-Sea was built on the original site of the Delray Beach Hotel in the early 1980s.
Marker Number: F-847

Date: 2015

County: Palm Beach

Marker Type: City

Sponsored or placed by: William S. & Barbara Peterson, Delray Beach Historical Society and the Florida Department of State

Website: Not listed

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