Monthly Archives: June 2012

HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA, JUNE, 1922. HOUSING STARTS: BUILDING TO CODE AND BY DESIGN

Ninety years ago, in June of 1922, or just a year after Young had his land cleared and some of the major streets surveyed, people were snapping up home sites, and contractors from all over were buying property and putting … Continue reading

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“MARGARITAVILLE” OR A NEW SWIMMING POOL WITH BELLS ON

Hello readers, This is a bit off-topic, or at least out of chronology, but I’m using my bully pulpit to respond to suggestions that the land at the Broadwalk and Johnson Street revert back to how J. W. Young planned … Continue reading

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The Dream City Begins. 1920-1922

Hello again, and sorry for the year-long interruption. In the interim I completed the manuscript for my biography of J. W. Young, the founder of Hollywood, Florida, and sold it to McFarland & Company, Inc., publishers. The book, Joseph W. … Continue reading

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World War One: A Sailor’s pix from Scapa Flow

This post has almost nothing to do with Hollywood, Florida, which was founded in 1920. Tony Mickelson, who collected and saved these historic photos, joined J. W. Young and went to the land that would become Hollywood in 1920. Before … Continue reading

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