Boca Raton

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From farming community to prominent neighborhood, this book gives a unique look at the past of Boca Raton, Florida using vintage images. Boca Raton, Florida, was a tiny farming community on the southeastern coast of Florida when the state's 1920s real estate boom grew into a national phenomenon. Investors and new residents were drawn to the state from all over the country, a time Floridians referred to as "the Boom." In April 1925, well-known Palm Beach society architect Addison Mizner revealed his plans for an ambitious new development in Boca Raton. The plans included a gigantic oceanfront hotel, elegant mansions, golf and polo grounds, and palm-lined boulevards. The popularity of Mizner's projects stimulated many similar developments within the region, increasing the population of the town from 100 to several hundred residents. By the fall of 1926, however, the Florida land boom came to an end. Boca Raton returned, for the most part, to its small-town agricultural heritage by 1930. By the end of the 20th century, boomtime dreams were fully realized and Boca Raton became one of Florida's most prestigious addresses. Enjoy the rich history of Boca Raton in this collection of 15 historic black-and-white postcards.
ISBN: 9780738525006
Format: Postcard Pack
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Florida
Series: Postcards of America
Images: 200
Pages: 15
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 4.25 (h)
In this collection of vintagephotograph postcards, the Boca Raton Historical Society explores the city's past and presents a record of its changes. These images illustrate the people, the events, and the everyday scenes that make up Boca Raton's story.
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