Group Title: Inventory of industrial advantages
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Title: Inventory of industrial advantages
Physical Description: 6 v. : ; 39 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Florida State Advertising Commission
Publisher: s.n.
Place of Publication: Tallahassee Fla
Publication Date: 1948-1949?]
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General Note: Issued separately for Florida cities in cooperation with local chambers of commerce and varied agencies.
General Note: In loose-leaf binders.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00075576
Volume ID: VID00121
Source Institution: University of Florida
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1. Location


Lake Worth is on
Beach, It is on
level to 20 feet


LAKE WORTH, FLORIDA

Palm Beach County



Part A--General Information



the Lower East Coast of Florida, 8
Lake Worth and the Atlantic'Ocean.
above sea level.


miles south of West Palm
The elevation is from sea


2. Transportation

Local bus service: Lake Worth has three buses that provide local bus service.

Highways: U. S. Highway 1 .and Florida Highway A-1-A pass through Lake Worth.

Rail: Rail transportation is provided by the Florida East Coast Railway and
the Seaboard Air Line Railroad.

Intercity bus service: Greyhound Lines and Florida Cities Bus Company provide
intercity bus service.

Air: Eastern Air Lines and National Airlines provide air transportation from
Palm Beach International Airport, 5 miles from Lake Worth.

3. Population


Estimate*


1945 Census


1940 Census


Total county
Total city


118,481
16,000


112,311
10,615


79,989
7,406


Estimate for iMarch 1949 by Lake Worth Chamber of Commerce.

4. Climate

(Based on U.S. Weather Bureau observations at West Palm Beach for a period of
19 years).


Normal Normal
Temperature Rainfall


Normal Normal
Temperature Rainfall


January
February
March
April
May
June


68.1
68.3
69.2
72.7
76.7
79.3


3.07
2.98
4.01
4.01
4.79
7.99


July
August
September
October
November
December
Annual


81.4
81.7
80.6
77.5
71.9
68.4
74.7


6.06
6.34
8.97
10.02
3.46
2.50
64.20


5. History

The city of Lake Worth is named for General William Jenkins Worth, who was
instrumental in bringing the Seminole Wars to a close. General Worth's tomb
and monument are at Madison Square in New York City. Bryant and Greenwood, a
real estate firm, purchased and resold thousands of acres of land in this area,
some of which later became the townsite of Lake Worth.

6. Major Sources of Income

Tourist trade is the chief source of income of Lake Worth. American Chloro-
phyll, Inc., manufacturer of chemicals, is the principal industrial concern.


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IAKE WORTH, FLORIDA


7. Newspapers

Daily: Lake Worth Leader,

Weekly: Lake Worth Herald.

8. Radio Station

Station WEAT, 1490 kilocycles, 250 watts.

9. Private Schools and Collegee

Webster Private School.
Kindergarten,' North Grade School.

Part B---Recreation and Entertainment

1. Special Events

Fiesta Del Sol-Thanksgiving,

2. Athletic Events

Semi-professional football team.
High school athletics.

3. Commercial Attractions

Rainbow Tropical Gardens, 5 miles from Lake Worth.
Dog Racing, 7 miles from Lake Worth.
Motorcycle races, west of Lake Worth.

4. Tourist Clubs

Canadian Club.
Michigan Club.
Ohio Club.
New York Club.
Pennsylvania Tourist Club.
Three I Club.
Tourist Howdy Club.

5. Recreational Clubs

Shuffleboard Cards, 250 per day or $3 per season.
Golf club, $65 per year.

6. Civic Organizations


Name


Day & Time of Meeting


Exchange Club Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.
Garden Club 1st Monday, 2:30 p.m.
Kiwanis Club Friday, 12:15 p.m.
Lions Club Tuesday, 12:15 p.m.
Optimist Club Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.
Rotary Club Wednesday, 12:15 p.m.
Woman's Club 2nd & 4th Wednesday, 2:30 p.m.
Junior Woman's Club 2nd & 4th Wednesday, 8:00 p.m.
Zonta Club 1st & 3rd Monday, 12:00,noon.


Place of Meeting


South Ocean Club
1st & So. Federal Hwy,
Kristine's Restaurant.
Kristine's Restaurant
South Ocean Club
Kristine's Restaurant
1st & So. Federal Hwy.
1st & So. Federal Hwy.
.Famous Restaurant


7. Fraternal Organizations


Day & Time of Meeting


Tuesday, 8:00 p.m.
1st & 3rd Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.


Place of Meeting

704 Lake Avenue
Blue Lodge


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Name


Elks
Masons












LAKE WORTH, FLORIDA


8. Organized Entertainment

Vogle's Rainbow Gardens.

9. Recreational Facilities

Shuffleboard Club card parties. 250 per day or $3 per year.
Golf Course, 18-hole municipally owned, $65 annually.
Swimming pool, outdoor, adults 2*, children 10.
Public Park Sunset Ridge,
Lake Worth Beach and Casino.

10. Hunting

Quail, doves, ducks and turkeys are found in this area. There are no hunting
lodges in the immediate vicinity. Bill Wellman & Brothers, Lake Worth Road are
hunting guides. Their rates are $15 per half day for two or three persons.

11. Fishing

Sailfish, bonita, mackeral, dolphin and tuna are some of the salt water fish
caught in the Atlantic Ocean. Smaller salt water fish are caught in Lake
Worth. Lake Osborne is popular for fresh water fishing. Fishing guides and
charter fishing boats are available at Boynton Beach, near Lake Worth.

12. Churches


Calvary Methodist Church
Community Bible Class
Concordant Bible Class
Christian & Missionary Alliance
Church of God
First Baptist
First Christian
First Church of L.W. Congregational


Free Methodist
First Presbyterian
Lantana Community Church
North Federal Church of Christ
Our Savior Lutheran
Salvation Army
Sacred Heart Catholic
Seventh Day Adventist
Saint Andrews Episcopal


Part C--Accommodations


1. Hotels


Atlantic Hotel
Cleve Hotel
Florida Hotel
Gulf Stream Hotel
Holiday House
Kenwood Hotel
Lake Hotel
Lake Worth Hotel
Lakeside Hotel


Midtown Hotel
Palmway Hotel
Park View Hotel
Royal Hotel
Seminole Inn
Shoupe Hotel
Shady Acre Lodge
Tropical Inn
White Crane Hotel


2. Tourist Courts

Campbell's Bungalo Court, 1122 South J Street, 11 blocks south of town.
Cozy Copper Covered Cottages, 2301 North Dixie, 23 blocks north of town.
Palm & Pine Hotel, 1617 North Dixie, 16 blocks south of town.
Palm Tourist Court, 1222 South K Street, 12 blocks south of town.
Peoples Cottages, 801 North Dixie, 8 blocks north of town.
Pyles Cottages, 1707 North Dixie, 17 blocks north of town.
South Wind Motor Court, 2405 North Dixie, 24 blocks north of town.
The Place, 1601 North Dixie, 16 blocks north of town.
Tiny Lodges, 1230 South Dixie, 12 blocks south of town.

(Dixie Highway is U.S. Highway 1, which runs directly through the business
district of Lake Worth.)


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LAKE WORTH, FLORIDA

3. Trailer Courts

None.

4. Other Accommodations

Information on guest homes can be obtained from the Lake Worth Chamber of
Commerce,

5, Specialized Eating Places

None.



Further information on Lake Worth can be obtained from:

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Lake Avenue
Lake Worth, Florida

Prepared
March 1949


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