Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Historical Structures, Part 3

On Wednesday I was able to get back out on the streets for the southern end of the Island, which was more of a challenge with all the construction "downtown." I couldn't be as thorough and will add some more as I happen across them. Of all the historical treasures on the Island, perhaps Jim's Pier is one of the best. It was originally built in the early 1950's but was remodelled every few years - even today there were workers fixing the docks. Before that time there were probably some old fish camps on the bayside. Below, six more pictures have been added.

This ole building by Ace Hardware looks like it should have some kind of history!
Update from Troy: this was the old Pico Lumber Company that started in this exact building.

Not a good sign. Here is another of the larger Tiki houses on the Island, noteable for its original cedar shake roofing. I have no idea if it will be moved or simply torn down. This is located down on Tarpon Street.

Here's the Beachcomber's Museum on Pompano. Steve Hathcock ways it used to be a residence and after a bad storm the bottom floor was raised up on pilings and added onto. It is quite a good museum, by the way.

This is the backside of D'Pizza Joint, once reported to be the old jail and cop shop. Back in those days, this was the "downtown" area on Stillman's Landing St. I haven't a clue if the landing was used as such, but the old jail looks as to be doing just fine.

Here's one of the structures by the Upper Deck establishment on Atol Street, another example of the Tiki roof design.

Scattered throughout the Island are a few "modernist" structures which do have some architectural significance. They are usually one story buildings built from block quite low to the ground. This one is on Marlin Street and is noteable in that I was only able to capture a little over half the house, which was built in connecting cubes.

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