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Cason Cottage
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62
N 26° 27.813 W 080° 04.374
17R E 592417 N 2927353
Quick Description: Located at NE 3rd St and N. Swinton Ave-3 NE 3rd St.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 8/4/2016 8:27:01 PM
Waymark Code: WMRTZR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
Views: 3

Long Description:
In 1899 the Tasker family purchased this block and built a house on the southwest corner. Phoebe A. Verrill bought the house in 1909 and sold it to the Cason family in 1921. The Casons converted the house into apartments and c.1924 built a second modest frame vernacular house on the block’s east corner, known today as Cason Cottage. Although modest, the cottage exhibits the excellent craftsmanship and details typical of many early Delray Beach homes. The Cason family played a major role in the development of South Florida. The Rev. J. R. Cason, who moved to Florida in 1905, was a founder of the first Florida orphanage at Enterprise in Volusia County. He was a community leader, serving as a municipal judge and Chairman of the Palm Beach County Board of Public Instruction. Cason United Methodist Church, located at 342 North Swinton Avenue, is named in his honor. Since 1989, the Delray Beach Historical Society has operated Cason Cottage as a house museum to help interpret the history of Delray Beach from 1915-1935.
Marker Number: F-718

Date: 2011

County: Palm Beach

Marker Type: City

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

Website: Not listed

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