Five West Palm Beach historic homes said to be built in the early 1900’s burned down this week. Cause of fire could not be determined because the property in which the fire started burned to the ground and left no clues. Home was leveled. The structure was dug down to the dirt, finding nothing to investigate.
Local Architects and Historians went by the properties the following day and were upset that these historic homes are now lost. Preservation of homes built in this period is a major interest of many in the area. A project was intended to restore the area and create a place where residents could reconnect with their history. It will be interesting to learn what will be done in due time. It was referred to as “important ground… important land.”
One home had a 27 year old sleeping inside and a WPB police office broke in to get the man out. Four of the five homes were abandoned. Location is near Division and 4th Street.