Indialantic Casino

Indialantic Casino (HM1JK3)

Location: Indialantic, FL 32903 Brevard County
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N 28° 5.54', W 80° 34.003'

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The Indialantic Casino was constructed on this site in 1923. The two-story Mediterranean Revival style building was designed by architect William Christen and developed by Herbert Earle. It opened on December 22, 1923, and boasted shops, an Oympic-size saltwater pool, a tall diving tower, and wading pools. The casino became a center for social activity in the Melbourne area, offering rooms for winter guests and space for club meetings, socials, and galas, such as wedding receptions, banquets, and a Forth of July Celebration, and the Miss Melbourne and Miss Florida Beauty Pageants of 1925. Weekly rates in 1924 for ocean-view rooms (including board) were $20 for singles and $35 for doubles. The casino's pool was used for training World War II military personnel from the Banana River Naval Station. Following a major renovation in 1942, Karl Abbott purchased the casino in 1944 and changed its name to the Bahama Beach Club. From 1949 until it was purchased by the Town of Indialantic in 1967, the building was an exclusive private club. Following a period of decline, the building was razed in 1970.
A Florida Heritage Site
HM NumberHM1JK3
Marker NumberF-730
Year Placed2011
Placed BySponsored by the Brevard County Tourist Development Council and the Florida Department of State
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Date Added Sunday, March 15th, 2015 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 542565 N 3107506
Decimal Degrees28.09233333, -80.56671667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 28° 5.54', W 80° 34.003'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds28° 5' 32.4" N, 80° 34' 0.18" W
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Area Code(s)321
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 54-98 4th Ave, Indialantic FL 32903, US
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