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Marina Historical District
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62
N 26° 27.482 W 080° 03.956
17R E 593116 N 2926747
Quick Description: Located in the traffic circle at SE 2nd Street and SE 7th Avenue. Another similar marker is at 36 Palm Square
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 8/4/2016 9:25:44 AM
Waymark Code: WMRTX7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
Views: 4

Long Description:
The Marina Historic District, a historically small-scale neighborhood, was primarily developed from 1922 to 1943 and showcases many irreplaceable architectural resources. Later development of the 1940s, 1950s, and beyond provides prime examples of South Florida architecture. A portion of the historic district contains what was once known as the “Mike Blank Nurseries.” Delray Beach pioneers, the Blank family left a legacy of large shade trees throughout the area, and built and lived in several structures along SE 7th Avenue, some of which remain. The Christian Science Church, constructed in 1942, initially served as a chapel at the U.S. Army Air Force Base in Boca Raton and was relocated in 1949 to 200 SE 7th Avenue. Architect Sam Ogren, Sr., designed and executed the church’s facade and renovation in later years. Designed by architect John Volk, the circa 1937 “Fontaine Fox Cottages” are located in the 200 block on the west side of SE 7th Avenue and provide excellent examples of the Florida Cottage Style. Fontaine Fox, a famous cartoonist and creator of “Toonerville Trolley,” was a notable winter resident. The City of Delray Beach locally designated the Marina Historic District in 1988.
Marker Number: F-664

Date: 2009

County: Palm Beach

Marker Type: City

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

Website: Not listed

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