Lake Park Town Hall Historical

Lake Park Town Hall Historical (HM1TV5)

Location: West Palm Beach, FL 33403 Palm Beach County
Country: United States of America

N 26° 47.914', W 80° 3.809'

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Boston entrepreneur Harry S. Kelsey founded Kelsey City in 1921. He envisioned his town as a resort mecca and winter retreat for wealthy northerners. The Town hall was designed by architect Bruce Kitchell in 1927 and was built by Arnold Construction Company. Constructed of stuccoed brick and clay tile, this Mediterranean Revival jewel has stylistic features reflective of the late Italian Renaissance, including a rusticated frontispiece, decorative window surrounds and a water table supported by brackets. The Town Hall originally housed the Police and Fire Departments, Town Administration, Library, and Municipal Courtroom. The land boom collapse in the mid 1920s and the hurricane of 1928, in which the Town Hall served as a shelter for residents, nearly devastated the city. Service organizations provided diversions for those who remained. The Fire Department sponsored dances here in the Mirror Ballroom on the second floor. The ballroom was used for many other social events, such as theatrical performances by the Palm Beach Junior College, which occupied the Town Hall in the 1950s. In 1939 the town changed its name to the Town of Lake Park. Lake Park Town Hall was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1981.
HM NumberHM1TV5
Year Placed1999
Placed ByThe Town of Lake Park and the Florida Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, August 22nd, 2016 at 1:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 593084 N 2964467
Decimal Degrees26.79856667, -80.06348333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 26° 47.914', W 80° 3.809'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds26° 47' 54.84" N, 80° 3' 48.54" W
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Area Code(s)561
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 505 Park Ave, West Palm Beach FL 33403, US
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