Grandview Heights Historic District Historical

Grandview Heights Historic District Historical (HM1TND)

Location: West Palm Beach, FL 33401 Palm Beach County
Country: United States of America

N 26° 41.963', W 80° 3.415'

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In response to the heavy influx of new residents into South Florida at the turn of the century and the introduction of the automobile, local developers and real estate agents purchased the less expensive land outside of the West Palm Beach downtown area and developed the first speculative suburbs. Platted in the 1910s-1920s as three subdivisions, Grandview Heights is one of the earliest attempts at southwestern expansion of the city. Originally stretching from Okeechobee Boulevard to Park Place, the property was chosen because of its relatively steep topography for South Florida. It was considered a desirable place to live because it was less than a mile from downtown, within close proximity to the City Terminals, West Palm Beach Canal, the Turning Basin, and had a view of the Everglades. Built for working and middle class residents, the quickly constructed homes were well made but affordable. The neighborhood consisted of primarily Bungalow type homes that reflect mainly the Craftsman and Mission styles, both widely popular during the 1920s Florida Land Boom Era.
Year Placed2004
Placed ByThe Grandview Heights Citizens Association and the Florida Department of State
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Date Added Thursday, August 11th, 2016 at 9:05am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees26.69938333, -80.05691667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 26° 41.963', W 80° 3.415'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds26° 41' 57.78" N, 80° 3' 24.9" W
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Area Code(s)561
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 599 Palm St, West Palm Beach FL 33401, US
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