From Motels to Condos Historical Plaque

Discover Juno Beach

From Motels to Condos Historical Plaque

Juno Beach, Florida 33408, United States

Created By: Town of Juno Beach


You’ll find this historical plaque at the bend in Celestial Way, just opposite the beach access path. The Greenbrier was the very first condominium in Juno Beach, opening in 1966. The original West Building across the street was designed in the style of an elegant Southern mansion with tall Greek columns flanking its entrance.

This project was the creation of then-mayor Stanley Kagan. It offered snowbirds and prospective year-rounders two-bedroom, two-bath apartments which ranged in price from $18,900 to $19,900. They were modern for their time with central air-conditioning, all-electric kitchens, wall telephones, Formica counter tops, mirrored living room walls, and large screened balconies.

Just down the street at 240 Celestial Way is the site of Kagan’s former Beachbound motel which was the first one within the original limits of Juno Beach. In the 1950s and 60s, it was popular with members of the Seminole Golf Club who visited during winter months. Kagan eventually sold the individual motel cottages, and they remain as private dwellings today.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Discover Juno Beach


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