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HISTORY OF DELRAY BEACH

Excerpted from The Delray Beach Historic Society website: http://www.delraybeachhistory.org/historical-timeline/

All photos are provided courtesy of the Delray Beach Historical Society! Thank you!

 

1841 – The first evidence of human habitation in this area is an 1841 military map drawn during the Second Seminole War that shows a Seminole camp in the area of a spread-out swampy lake now known as Lake Ida.

In 1896 The First train arrived on tracks built by Florida East Coast Railway Settlers establish farms to grow winter crop fruits and vegetables for shipping north on the railroad. (Agriculture and cattle ranching continue to be important facet of economy for over 7 decades.)

1894-95 – Town of Linton Settlement Begins
As many as 14 African American families already living in area petition Dade County School Board for school.

1894-95 – William S. Linton, US Congressman from Saginaw, Michigan, and David Swinton visit area to purchase land from the Gleason family and others.

1898 – In November, U.S. Post Office, at request of settlers, officially changes name of town to Delray.

1910 – The first U.S. Census counts population of 904 in Delray.

1921-26  – The first real estate boom.

1930-39  – Gladiolus become one of Delray’s largest crops. Architecture flourishes with building of resort cottage homes for Winter Colony. The town’s reputation as Artists & Writers Winter Colony grows.

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$137,500,000
Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 33
# of Bathrooms: 38.14
Square Footage: 62200
Year Built: 2002
Area: 4110
Subdivision: COMMISSIONERS MAP GEDNEY VS PIERSON CHANCERY # 8802
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520 Island Drive, Palm Beach, FL 33480
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Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 6
# of Bathrooms: 9.2
Square Footage: 17190
Year Built: 2019
Area: 5001
Subdivision: EVERGLADES ISLAND 3
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$44,900,000
854 S County Road, Palm Beach, FL 33480
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Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 6
# of Bathrooms: 8.2
Square Footage: 11443
Year Built: 1936
Area: 5003
Subdivision: Tropic Isle
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$44,500,000
701 S Ocean Boulevard, Delray Beach, FL 33483
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Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 6
# of Bathrooms: 9.7
Square Footage: 21010
Year Built: 2021
Area: 4140
Subdivision: Gout Lot
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$43,000,000
530 S Ocean Boulevard, Palm Beach, FL 33480
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Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 8
# of Bathrooms: 11.4
Square Footage: 12248
Year Built: 2017
Area: 5003
Subdivision: SINGER ADDITION
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$42,000,000
12088 Banyan Road, North Palm Beach, FL 33408
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Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 9
# of Bathrooms: 12.5
Square Footage: 18852
Year Built: 2008
Area: 5220
Subdivision: Seminole Landing
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$40,000,000
4741 Garden Point Trail, Wellington, FL 33414
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Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 14
# of Bathrooms: 13.2
Year Built: 1998
Area: 5790
Subdivision: PALM BEACH POINT
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$37,500,000
790 S County Road, Palm Beach, FL 33480
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Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 7
# of Bathrooms: 9.4
Square Footage: 14300
Year Built: 1991
Area: 5003
Subdivision: N/A
Description: Spectacular Maurice Fatio designed Mediterranean Estate on the Intracoastal...
$36,500,000
801 S Ocean Boulevard, Delray Beach, FL 33483
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Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 6
# of Bathrooms: 7.3
Square Footage: 11375
Year Built: 1998
Area: 4140
Subdivision: Subdivision
Description: ''Pelican Estate,'' an extraordinary direct oceanfront residence located at...
$34,950,000
Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 8
# of Bathrooms: 12.3
Square Footage: 16570
Year Built: 2018
Area: 4110
Subdivision: HYPOLUXO BEACH MAP
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