Roberts Pavilion / Ocean Drive Pavilion

Roberts Pavilion / Ocean Drive Pavilion (HM78T)

Location: North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582 Horry County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 49.122', W 78° 40.35'

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Roberts Pavilion
1936-1954
The Roberts Pavilion, built in 1936 by William Roberts, was an early open-air oceanfront pavilion on the Grand Strand. The rhythm & blues of the post-World War II ear—later called beach music—was played on jukeboxes here and at other popular pavilions on the beach. At these pavilions dancers perfected the Shag, named the state dance in 1984. Beach music was named the state popular music in 2001.

Ocean Drive Pavilion
Roberts Pavilion was one of several local pavilions destroyed by Hurricane Hazel on October 15, 1954. Ocean Drive Pavilion was built here 1955-1957 with salvaged timbers and the same foundation. This area is still called Ocean Drive or "O.D." although it was consolidated into North Myrtle Beach in 1968. O.D. is home to the Shaggers' Hall of Fame, and the pavilion hosts shag events from April to November.
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HM NumberHM78T
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Marker Number26-18
Year Placed2007
Placed ByThe O.D. Pavilion Social Shag Club
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 1:57pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 715417 N 3744490
Decimal Degrees33.81870000, -78.67250000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 49.122', W 78° 40.35'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 49' 7.32" N, 78° 40' 21.00" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-99 SC-65, North Myrtle Beach SC 29582, US
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