Florida Boom Sidewalk

Florida Boom Sidewalk (HM1A19)

Location: Homosassa Spring, FL 34448 Citrus County
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Country: United States of America
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N 28° 48.29', W 82° 34.508'

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The wide sidewalks of Homosassa Springs are a reminder of the 1920s Florida Land Boom in Citrus County. In 1924, at the height of the boom, the Florida West Coast Development Company bought several thousand acres in what is now Homosassa Springs and set out to create a "City Beautiful." Locally referred to as New Homosassa, the community was laid out with 80 to 100 foot-wide streets and nine foot-wide sidewalks. Also envisioned were plazas, parks, boulevards, a golf course, three country clubs, and 700 home sites. The city's ambitious plan reflects the aspirations of the City Beautiful Movement in urban planning. Popular during the late 1890s and early 1900s, proponents of this aesthetic believed that living in a beautiful, harmonious setting would lead to an improved quality of life. The grand plans envisioned for Homosassa Springs were quickly abandoned after the boom went bust in 1926. Most of the city's planned amenities were never realized, and only two commercial buildings and a few homes designed in the Mediterranean Revival style popular during the boom years were built. Today, this remaining portion of the city's original sidewalk reflects the City Beautiful aesthetic once envisioned for Homosassa Springs.
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HM NumberHM1A19
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Marker NumberF-696
Year Placed2010
Placed ByThe Citrus Board of County Commissioners and the Florida Department of State
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Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 5:09am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 346284 N 3187381
Decimal Degrees28.80483333, -82.57513333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 28° 48.29', W 82° 34.508'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds28° 48' 17.40" N, 82° 34' 30.48" W
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Area Code(s)352, 813
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 227 S Pittsburgh Ave, Homosassa Spring FL 34448, US
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