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City of Delray Beach History
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62
N 26° 27.780 W 080° 04.687
17R E 591897 N 2927289
Quick Description: Located in B.F. James and Frances Jane Bright Mini-Park on NW 5th Ave just north of Atlantic Ave.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 8/4/2016 7:45:45 PM
Waymark Code: WMRTZG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
Views: 3

Long Description:
City of Delray Beach, in recognition of these Organizations’ contributions to the cultural development of Delray Beach, the City Commission designated these locations as historic sites on April 11, 1989.

1895 School No. 4 Delray Colored, located at this site
1896 Greater Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 40 Northwest Fourth Avenue
1897 St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church, 119 Northwest Fifth Avenue
1899 Free and Accepted Masons, Lodge 275, 85 Northwest Fifth Avenue
1911 St. Matthew Episcopal Church, 404 Southwest Third Street

Late in the 19th century, a group of black settlers established a community in this area that became part of the Town of Linton and later the City of Delray Beach. These hardy pioneers established the cultural organization necessary to foster education, fellowship and spiritual needs, despite difficult environmental conditions and isolation.
Marker Number: None

Date: February 25, 1990

County: Palm Beach

Marker Type: Plaque

Sponsored or placed by: Tthe Delray Beach Historic Preservation Board

Website: Not listed

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