Created By: Town of Juno Beach
All of the sites covered by this tour are associated with various periods in the history of the Juno Beach area, not only from the date of incorporation of the Town of Juno Beach in 1953 but for the decades preceding its 66-year history. The subjects and sites vividly illustrate the transformation of this entire region from a basically rural, isolated area to a modern, urbanized mega-city that stretches from south of Miami to the north end of Palm Beach County. Most Juno Beach residents, many of whom are relatively recent arrivals, may not be aware of this change.
Buildings on some sites, such as the town's historical districts, are still visible - indicating the type of simple, "Old Florida" housing that predominated here in the 1950's. Other sites are former locations of important places in the town's history, including the first town hall (a converted Standard Oil gas station), an iconic golf-tee/golf-ball shaped water tower for the world-class Seminole Golf Course, the first fishing pier from 1950-1986 (which was a major tourist attraction), and the 1890's Celestial Railroad (Jupiter & Lake Worth Railway) that was eventually put out of business by Henry Flagler's Florida East Coast Railway. In addition, the photos of the Town's founders and first residents include motel and hotel owners who wanted to put the area "on the map" by incorporating the Town. The tour will also highlight current sites and the natural surroundings including the flora and fauna of the area.
Various Photos Courtesy of Gail V. Haines
This project is sponsored in part by the Department of State, Division of Historical Resources and the State of Florida.