Marina Historic District Receives National Recognition

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The City of Delray Beach is pleased to announce that the Marina Historic District has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This is the first historic district in Delray Beach to receive national recognition. The Marina Historic District, situated on the Intracoastal Waterway just south of Atlantic Avenue, features a variety of architectural styles including Monterrey, Minimal Traditional and Mediterranean Revival. The sub-tropical landscape complements the historic residential and commercial buildings that embody the neighborhood’s quaint and charming character. Shade trees along narrow streets provide a picturesque venue for leisurely strolls. Other Delray Beach properties that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places include the Sundy House (1902), Old School Square Complex (1913-1926), Milton-Myers American Legion Post No. 65 (1921), Seaboard Airline Railroad Depot (1927) and the Sandoway House (1936). “The Marina Historic District joins an elite group of City properties that are currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places,” states Amy Alvarez, the City’s Senior Historic Preservation Planner. “This prestigious honor highlights the preservation efforts of the City, the Historic Preservation Board and the community.” Since the adoption of the Historic Preservation Ordinance in 1987, the City has actively protected its historic neighborhoods and landmarks. Five Historic Districts within the City are listed in the Local Register of Historic Places: Old SchoolSquare, Nassau Park, Del-Ida Park, Marina and West Settlers. In addition, thirty-five individual sites have been designated as historic properties. Self-guided tours on local historic districts and points of interest are available on the City’s website, www.mydelraybeach.com. To download the “Historic Architecture Walking Tour”, select Historic Preservation under Planning and Zoning. To download the “Historic Delray Beach Bike and Walk Tour”, select Historic Delray Beach Bike and Walk Tour under News. Bike and walk tour brochures are also available at the Delray Beach Visitor’s Center, located at the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Ocean Blvd/SR A1A. The center is open daily from 9am- 4pm (closed from noon to 1pm). To learn more about the City’s historic preservation program and the benefits of designation, visit the City’s website or call Amy Alvarez at (561) 243-7284. About the National Register of Historic Places The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation’s historic places worthy of preservation. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America’s historic and archeological resources.