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Historical Marker #2: The Dance Pavilion
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62
N 25° 44.113 W 080° 09.378
17R E 584625 N 2846631
Quick Description: Located near the concession stand in Virginia Key Beach Park.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 3/10/2018 8:05:34 PM
Waymark Code: WMXX1Y
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member the federation
Views: 1

Long Description:
A 1918 map located a "Negro Dance Pavillon" on Virginia Key. When Virginia Key Beach Park opened in 1945, a concrete dance floor was included on this site. Beach visitors danced the Lindy Hop, Foxtrot, Twist, Monkey, Mash Potato, Robot, and Hustle to the popular hits of the day. Local radio stations held live Saturday broadcasts and hosted dance contests here, too.

This project has been financed in part with historic preservation assistance provided by Bureau of Historic Preservation, Division of Historical Resources, Florida Department of State, assisted by the Florida Historical Commission.
Marker Number: None

Date: None

County: Miami-Dade

Marker Type: Plaque

Sponsored or placed by: Virginia Key Beach Park

Website: Not listed

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