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Nassau Park Historic District
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62
N 26° 27.401 W 080° 03.721
17R E 593507 N 2926601
Quick Description: Located at Venetian Dr and Nassau St
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 8/4/2016 8:49:54 AM
Waymark Code: WMRTX0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
Views: 3

Long Description:
Nassau Park, Delray Beach’s first locally designated historic district, spans two blocks along Nassau Street from South Ocean Boulevard to Venetian Drive. In 1935, a newspaper ad for Ray-Del Realty Co. described Nassau Park as “West Indian Charm Along Delray Shores.” Originally Jo-Jo Avenue, Nassau Street was renamed by developer R.C. MacNeil, who commissioned architect Sam Ogren, Sr. to design the first house in 1935. Primarily developed between 1935 and 1941, the residential neighborhood contains cottages built in the Colonial-Cape Revival style which incorporate architectural detailing derived from early wooden folk houses of Eastern Massachusetts. The original 18 houses built from 1935-1941 retain their dominant architectural elements such as accentuated front doors with overhead fanlights, and carved wood detailing. Nassau Street evokes a time during the 1930s when the winter colony relaxed in discreet small-scale cottages surrounded by natural beauty. The natural topography is a vital element in the aesthetics of the historic streetscape. The City of Delray Beach designated the Nassau Park Historic District in 1988.
Marker Number: F-661

Date: 2009

County: Palm Beach

Marker Type: City

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

Website: Not listed

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