Clematis Street Commercial Historic District

Clematis Street Commercial Historic District (HM1SBX)

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

N 26° 42.808', W 80° 3.38'

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For over 100 years, Clematis Street(named after the Clematis flower has been the primary retail street in West Palm Beach. It was a shell-topped road in 1893, when Henry Flagler(1830-1913) began to develop West Palm Beach as the commercial district for his resort community of Palm Beach. The face of Clematis Street was changed in 1904 with the paving and the installation of sidewalks and streetlights. The Eastern end of Clematis Street developed first, but by 1916, as the population grew, the business district began to expand to the West. During the real estate boom of the 1920's, new buildings were erected to house a variety of retail establishments in the 500 block of Clematis Street. Among the contributing buildings in the district are the Hotel Clematis and Gruner's department store at 512-516 Clematis Street; James Rooming House at 518-20 Clematis Street; Sewell's Hardware store at 528-30 Clematis Street; and Sirkin Building at 533 Clematis Street(designed by local architect's Harvey and Clark)all built between 1920 and 1928. The 500 block of Clematis has the highest concentration of historic buildings in the downtown retail area. In 1998 it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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HM NumberHM1SBX
Marker NumberF-460
Year Placed2002
Placed ByCity of West Palm Beach, Florida Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 593864 N 2955047
Decimal Degrees26.71346667, -80.05633333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 26° 42.808', W 80° 3.38'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds26° 42' 48.48" N, 80° 3' 22.8" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)561
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 521 Clematis St, West Palm Beach FL 33401, US
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