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Reference Number 14000268
State Florida
County Palm Beach
Town Delray Beach
Street Address Bounded by E.Atlantic Av, Marine Way ,SE 3rd St, SE 7th St.
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 6/2/2014
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The Marina Historic District fulfills criteria A and Cat the local level for listing in the National Register of Historic Places in the areas of Community Planning & Development and Architecture. The district possesses significance as the first planned residential area in Delray Beach. It contains a distinctive collection of buildings in the heart of the waterfront section of the community. Most buildings historically served as winter homes for vacationers from the northern and Midwestern states, starting in the Florida Land Boom era of the 1920s. From the 1930s to the 1940s, many of the newcomers to the neighborhood became permanent residents. The period of significance is from 1924 to 1949. The district is also significant for its architecture. The Marina Historic District displays a variety of architectural styles, including Mediterranean and Mission Revival, Monterey, Minimal Traditional, Frame V emacular and Art Modem e. The Marina Historic District has maintained a high level of integrity. A number of the distinctive buildings in the district were designed by the prominent local architects Gustav Maass, Samuel Ogren, Sr., and Henry Pope. The City of Delray Beach officially designated the Marina neighborhood as a historic district in 1988.

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