Hobe Sound, Florida

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Hobe Sound, Florida winter homes in summerland
Chapin, George M
Indian River Association
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39p. : illus., maps. ; 23cm.


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HOBE SOUND: A name handed down from the early
history of Florida-a spot of natural beauty unsurpassed by"
any in the great Peninsular State.
The origin of this rather unpoetical name has always been
a matter of uncertainty, but some light has recently been
thrown upon the subject by the perusal of an old-time book
entitled, "The Adventures of Robert Barrow Among the Sav-
ages of Florida," published in London late in the seventeenth
century. The book recounts in quaint language the details of
an enforced visit made by Barrow to the eastern coast of the
On the twenty-third day of August, in 1696, Barrow and
his companions sailed from Port Royal, Jamaica, in the bark-
entine Reformation. They had a very stormy voyage from the
first and were driven by contrary winds up the then little
known coast of the peninsula.
At last, on the nineteenth day of September, when they
were near the coast, a fierce storm overtook them and after a
struggle of four days with wind and wave, their ship being
unmanageable, they were driven high up on the beach. At
daylight they escaped to the shore but found nothing more in-
viting than bleak sand dunes and a dense growth of scrub pal-
metto. The ship's mate took an observation, determining the
latitude to be 27 degrees,.8 minutes north, which would place
the scene of the wreck about two miles north of the present
location of Hobe Sound.
Hoping to reach St. Augustine, the wrecked mariners de-
cided to travel northward along the beach; but hardly had they
set out on this wearisome journey when they encountered a
party of Indians. One of Barrow's companions, knowing a,
little of the Spanish language, was able to carry on a convert
station with the Indians and to explain that he and his party
were bound northward to St. Augustine.
In spite of his assertions, the Indians compelled them to
go a few miles in the opposite direction to an Indian town,
called Hoe Bay. This town was located on the southern shore
of an inlet that formed the mouth of several rivers flowing
from the north and west, and this was dearly the place where
the present town of Jupiter now stands.
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Wiawam. and Water Tower at Hobe Sound

From this origin it is easy to trace the name Hobe. The
Indians called it-at least, so Barrow wrote in 1696-Hoe
Bay and the Spaniards spelled it Hobe. Possibly the name
Jupiter, which attaches to the same locality, may be traced to
this source. The well known tendency to interchange the let-
ters H and J, and also B and V, when names pass from Spanish
to English. would easily transform Hobe into Jove, and Jove
is but another name for Jupiter.
Be all this as it may, the fact remains that the picturesque
body of water which parallels the ocean for several miles and
is separated from it by the narrow strip of land called Jupiter
Island has, ever since the days of Spanish rule, been known as
Hobe Sound. The name has also been appropriated by the
little town located at the northern end of the sound from which
S it takes its title.

Contemporaneous History
It may assist in forming an idea of the comparative anti-
quity of the name Hobe, to recall that Barrow wrote his work
shortly after William of Orange had landed in England and
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James II, the last of the Stuarts, had fled; when Louis XIV
was living sumptuously at Versailles while his French subjects
starved around him; when William Penn was locating the
earliest settlers in Philadelphia; and it was one hundred and
thirty-one years after Menendez, the Spanish governor of
Florida, had founded the City of St. Augustine, the oldest set-
tlement of Europeans in North America.

Spanish Grants
Towards the close of Spanish rule in Florida the inhabi-
tants foreseeing that the province must inevitably and soon
become a part of the United States, solicited the Spanish crown
for grants of land as compensation for services rendered to the
crown. Special ordinances were issued by the king making
such grants, and under the treaty, by which the United States
assumed possession and control of Florida, it was stipulated
that the titles secured by virtue 'of these grants should be
recognized by this government.
The whole of Jupiter Island and about nine thousand
acres on the mainland were granted in this manner to Eusebio
M. Gomez by Don Juan Jose de Estrada, then the Spanish
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governor of Florida, on July 16, 1815, and this grant was sub-
sequently confirmed to Gomez and his heirs by the United
States Government.
As shown by the map on page 4, this little towrr of
Hobe Sound is situated at the north end of the sound of the
same name and just south of Jupiter Narrows. It is two hun-
dred and seventy-five miles south of Jacksonville and twenty-
five miles north of Palm Beach, America's most famous winter
resort. Hobe Sound East is immediately across the sound on
Jupiter Island, and about one mile south of the town of Hobe

Where Hobe Sound Is
To the outside world many Florida places and names
seem remote and indefinite and so the question, How can I
reach Hobe Sound? is sure to be asked. The answer is simple:
Get into -the Florida-bound Pullman at New York,, Chicago,
St. Louis or at any intermediate stopping place on the way
south, and get off at Hobe Sound. This advice applies to the
magnificent trains that are operated into Florida during the
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winter seasons from northern centers. But even during the
summers it is necessary only to change from one Pullman to
another at Jacksonville.
Hobe Sound may also be reached by water, for the famous
Inland Coast Waterway, which stretches along the seaboard of
the Southern States, from Charleston on the north, to Miami
on the south, passes down the full length of Jupiter Island.
This waterway, fully eight hundred miles long, is protected
almost its entire length by the islands and keys that separate
it from the Atlantic. Nowhere else in the entire country are
any protected waters offering such varied and extended winter
cruises, and each year greater numbers of yachtsmen are avail-
ing themselves of the opportunities afforded by the Indian
River and the waterways connected with it.

The Water Route
This inland waterway is navigable for the entire distance
and at any stage of the tide by yachts and launches drawing
not more than three and a half feet of water; boats having
deeper draught may be compelled to wait for high tide at a
few points.
From Jacksonville the cruise to Hobe Sound may be made
easily in four or five days, allowing the traveler, should he
wish, to stop each night at a comfortable hotel and to visit a
number of most attractive cities and towns on the way. The
first day's run would end at quaint St. Augustine, the oldest
city in the United States, the ancient capital of Florida and the
scene of almost innumerable conflicts between the Spanish.
English, French and Indians.
The second day's cruise, passing on the way old Fort Ma-
tanzas, one of the oldest Spanish relics in the country, near the
spot where Menendez massacred the French Huguenots in
1565, would terminate at Daytona or Ormond.
The third day would take the traveler past New Smyrna,
an old town intimately connected with the history of the Turn-
bull colony of Minorcan tenants, inaugurated in 1767 and last-
ing until 1776, and would end at Rockledge. The fourth- and
longest day's run would be from Rockledge to Hobe Sound.

By Automobile
An automobile trip from Jacksonville to Hobe Sound is
not at present what might be called an easy holiday jaunt, al-
though the distance has been covered quite frequently by mo-
torists more or less enthusiastic. For much of the distance
there are already good, hard-surfaced roads, but there are
gaps. When these gaps shall be filled in, which is probable
within the next twelve to eighteen months, Florida's part of
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the great Montreal to Miami Highway will be available for
one of the finest two days of winter driving to be found any-
where east of the Rockies.
From Hobe Sound to Palm Beach a good rock road is in
use, which can-be covered by automobile in little more than an
hour. The present northern terminus of this road is at Stuart,
the most northerly town in Palm Beach County, while toward
the south this road stretches beyond Miami, giving more than
one hundred miles of continuous hard roadway. Each year
public sentiment is becoming more pronounced in favor of
good roads and before many months automobiles will be seen
on the shores of Lake Okeechobee.

Gulf Stream Influences
Study the map if the United States and note how the
general trend of the Florida coast, commencing at the Georgia
State line, is not soih but southeast. Palm Beach and Hobe

SuBttion of the Bleach Yard"
Sound are almost one hundred miles east of Jacksonville, and
as a result they project that distance nearer the great Gulf
Stream and are practically bordered by that northward flowing
current of warm water. The Gulf Stream made Palm Beach
possible, but where this wonderful current trends away from
the shore line of,Florida and curves toward the east-perhaps
one hundred miles north of Hobe Sound-the same climatic
conditions no longer exist.
The influence of the Gulf Stream is continuous, it makes
the winters warmer and the summers cooler. At Jupiter there
was until quite recently, a regular station of the United States
Weather Bureau and the records of this station, covering a
long series of years show an average annual temperature for
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this immediate section, of 73 degrees, ranging from a January
average of 62.6 degrees, to an August normal of 81.7 degrees.
The same authority gives the normal annual rainfall as 59.82
inches, ranging from 2.4 inches in April to 10 inches in Octo-
ber. The average number of days in each year on which one
one-hundredth of an inch or more of rain has fallen is 136,
with March and April as the driest months and September as
the most cloudy.

Delightful Temperatures
Hobe Sound is not below the frost line, for light frost has
been known as far south as the extreme mainland of Florida,
and there are records of such visitations even in Cuba, but
heavy, damaging cold waves are few and far between. The
winter climate of the entire district is delightful and invigorat-
ing, never too hot to interfere with out-of-door sports or work

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and seldom too cool for light summer clothing, the islands
with the warm ocean and the sound waters on all sides being,
if there is any difference, somewhat warmer than the mainland.
The cooler winter winds blow from the west and northwest
and the modifying effects of a wide stretch of warm water,
such as Hobe Sound, on these winds is most pronounced.

Topographical Conditions
The geological formation of Hobe Sound and Jupiter Is-
land is peculiar. At and near the little town the mainland
presents a level plateau bordering the western shore of the
sound and rising, a quarter of a mile inland, into a ridge of
sand hills about sixty -feet or more in height. This broken.
hilly formation covered with a growth of low spruce pines, ex-




tends almost the entire length of the sound. On the old marine
charts the hills behind the present railroad station of Hobe
Sound, are called the Bleach Yard, from the fact that the bare
patches of white sand showing through the scrub and bushes,
presented to the imaginative sailor of earlier days the appear-
ance of linen spread out on the hills to bleach.
This old Bleach Yard is undoubtedly the site on which
the Wigwams, the working headquarters of the Indian River
Association, now stand.

Jupiter Island
Jupiter Island differs materially from the mainland both
in its formation and in the nature of its soil. For some consid-
erable distance the western shore of the island, bordering the
sound, is a rugged rocky bluff. This same rock formation
crops out here and there on the Atlantic shore and is found
at various depths over almost the entire island.
Down the center of the island, like a kind of backbone,
runs a ridge from which the island slopes, on the east to the
ocean, and on the west to the sound. The ocean slope is cov-
ered with a growth of palmetto, and that toward the sound
with an almost impenetrable tropical jungle. This central
ridge is about twenty feet above the sea level, sufficient to pro-
vide ample fall for natural drainage. Nowhere on that part
of the island where Hobe Sound East is located, has there ever
been any marsh, and the narrow belt of mangroves, which at
one time bordered the sound side of this portion of the island,
is now. a thing of the past.

Wealth of Soil
On none of the islands and keys that skirt the coast is
there a richer soil than that of Jupiter Island, nor one better
adapted to the growth of vegetation of all varieties. No better
evidence of this fertility is needed than the wonderful natural
growth of trees, palmettoes, shrubs and vines covering the
island, or the groves of grapefruit, oranges, cocoanut palms,
bananas and other semi-tropical fruits, in which many of the
winter homes of Hobe Sound are literally embowered. No one
but an experienced gardener or botanist could name more than
a fraction of the plants that reach, perfection under the favor-
ing conditions to be found in this part of the State, but every
one may derive pleasure from their beauty.
Some of the illustrations in this book will show what well-
directed effort has done, and done within a few years, in the
way of beautifying the winter homes on Jupiter Island, just a
short distance south of Hobe Sound East. What has been
done already can be done again, and any person coming to
make his winter residence at Hobe Sound, can make of it a
thing of beauty and a veritable home.
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Splendid Fishing
No waters in the world are better stocked with fish than
those of Florida, nor can a larger variety be found elsewhere.
A list of the salt water food and game fish to be taken at or
near Hobe Sound includes drum, flounder, grunt, angel fish,
sea bass, mullet, croaker, bluefish, mangrove snapper, sea
trout, pompano, Spanish mackerel, sheepshead, sailors' choice,
kingfish, jewfish, cavalli and barracuda. At the inlets north
and south of Jupiter Island the enthusiastic fisherman can test
his skill and endurance against the gamely fighting tarpon.
On moonlit nights in spring and summer turtle-egg hunts
give the young folk a grand excuse for long rambles along the
ocean front in search of the erratic trail across the wet beach
left by the female turtle, as she crawls up to the dry, warm
sand above the tide line, to deposit her hundred and fifty to

Glimpse of Grant's Channel
two hundred eggs in the deep cup-shaped hollow she scrapes
out with her flippers.
Oysters can also be had by those who will take the trouble
to get them and have the persistence necessary to worm from
the fisherman the location of the oyster beds. In the fresh
water lakes west of the railroad, black bass, bream and other
varieties of fish abound.

The Manatee
The sea cow, or manatee, is frequently seen in the sound.
This clumsy mammal-for the manatee is not a fish-weighing
sometimes more than a thousand pounds, is not found in any
waters in the United States other than those of southern Flor-
ida. Its rarity and at one time its rapidly diminishing numbers
caused a law to be placed upon the statute books of the State,
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fixing a heavy penalty for the slaughter of this rare animal.
A somewhat similar marine mammal is found occasionally in
the shallow waters of the West Indies and of the northern part
of South America.

Sport for the Hunter
The famous Everglades commence but a few miles west of
the railroad line and are the home and abiding place of a large
variety of game animals. Two specimens of bear-the black
bear and the smaller brown bear-are found, and the white-
tailed Virginia deer come almost up to the railroad. The
bears, by the way, are inveterate turtle-egg hunters and good
judges of pineapples.
Numerous alligators live in the creeks and rivers that
drain the Everglades, also in the swamps and marshes along
their borders. Bird life is abundant, the crane family being
especially well represented. The bald-headed eagle is often
seen, the fish hawk and other kinds of hawk, many different
species of owl and birds of brilliant plumage abound. Wild
turkey and quail are numerous on the mainland and, in the
proper season, afford fine sport, sometimes coming almost to
the settlements.

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Blowing Rocks
One of the natural curiosities of the Florida coast is the
Blowing Rocks, which form the ocean cliffs for about half a
mile on Jupiter Island, a few miles south of Hobe Sound East.
They rise about fifteen feet above sea level. Underneath them
caves of considerable size have been worn by centuries of wave
action. From some of these caves vertical openings have burst
through the overlying layers of rock to the surface at points
ten to twenty feet back from the edges of the cliffs. Under
certain conditions of wind and tide, usually after a heavy

Jupiter Inlet From IAtht House Tower

northeaster followed by a change of the wind to the west, the
rollers dash into these caves, fill them and then burst high into
the air through the vertical vent holes or shafts.
When all conditions are favorable, these natural fountains,
resembling small geysers, spout thirty or forty feet into the air.
One may wait for weeks, even months, for the sight of these
fountains of nature in action, and even then be disappointed.
In the view of one of these miniature geysers shown in this
book, the writer was fortunate in his first visit, for a heavy
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rising tide was being driven in by a fresh northeasterly wind
and the water was flying from twelve to twenty feet into the
air, according to the force of propelling wave behind it and
the power of the wind driving it onward. An exposure of one
one-hundredth of a second caught the impression on the sensi-
tized plate.

Jupiter Lighthouse
At the southern end of Jupiter Island are the inlet of the
same name and the Loxahatchee River, running east from the
Everglades. This inlet or river was called Grenville by the

Looking Toward The Everllades From Jupiter Light House

English during their ownership of Florida. On the mainland
almost due west from the southern point of the island, on a
high shell mound or sand hill, are located the famous Jupiter
Light of the United States Marine Service, .and the United
States Wireless Station. Here it was that the warship Ore-
gon, returning from its famous trip 'round the horn, in 1898,
first reported its arrival to the Department at Washington,
and asked for orders. Within a brief half-hour the commander
had received his instructions to proceed to Cuban waters and
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had turned his course towards Santiago, without pausing a
moment for repairs or congratulations or to ask the reason

Magnificent Panorama
Jupiter Light, in command of Captain J. A. Wells, rises
ninety feet above sea level and flashes its warnings to mariners
every ninety seconds. From the little gallery that surrounds
the tower near its summit a splendid view lies spread out in
every direction. To the east are the bar and inlet and the
ocean beyond; to the west the river crossed by the railroad
bridge, and far in the distance the dim tree-line of the Ever-
glades; to the north the length of Hobe Sound and Jupiter
Island stretch to the horizon; and to the south a mass of green
with here and there a sparkling reach of the great inland
waterway, as it winds its course to Lake Worth, Palm Beach
and beyond to Biscayne Bay.
An equally fine, but quite different view is to be had from
the top of the ridge just west of Hobe Sound station, where
the Wigwams stand. At the foot of the hill are the tracks of
the Florida East Coast Railway, the little station and the of-

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fices, stores, power house and other belongings behind it, the
property of the company that owns and is developing the sec-
tion. North, south and west stretch unlimited carpets of green
forests, and to the east lie the waters of the sound, bordered
on the further side by the tree-clad shores of Jupiter Island,
and beyond the deep blue of the ocean stretches off to meet the
sky on the far distant horizon.

Enchanting View
Under certain conditions of atmosphere and light the
western edge of the Gulf Stream is discernible, running close
to the shore, its differing shades of green or blue defining it
against the surrounding waters of ocean. Of almost daily
occurrence is the appearance of an ocean liner, following the
coast line on its way between northern ports and those of Cuba
or the West Indies. From the top of the ridge a magnificent
view is had of the gorgeous sunrises, which in this section
paint the skies with hues of such brilliancy as are rarely found
elsewhere. It is indeed a land of unmatched beauty, whose
fascinations tempt the lover of nature to linger, not alone
through the winter months, but through all the circling year.

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Beautiful Foliage Effects
Paralleling the sound for half a mile, commencing a short
distance south of Hobe Sound East, is Palm Avenue, a broad
pathway of green arched by a continuous bower of cocoanut
palms, with their burden of nuts always ready for use in every
stage of development. Lining the water front along the sound
are numerous boathouses, belonging to the owners of swift
power launches, for much of the joy of living in this beautiful
section comes from cruising over the miles of smooth water
that stretch the length of the State. The lover of water sports
may run his launch over a thousand miles of water never too
rough for a frail skiff.

Opportunities for Automobiling
The winter visitor, whether he owns his home here or is
a transient, can have no lack of employment, amusement and
recreation. For the lover of the swift-flying automobile, more
than a hundred miles of continuous good roads, hard-surfaced
from the immense deposits of oyster shell, which are found on
the island and mainland, invite him to long tours, in which he
may reach Palm Beach in an hour or extend his ride to Miami.
The ocean beach is close at hand for salt water bathing,
and the day is a rare one, even in winter, when the temperature
forbids an invigorating plunge in the surf.

occupation for Every Taste
For the botanist there exists almost infinite variety of ma-
terial here. The enthusiastic entomologist finds splendid op-
portunity for his specialty, and Florida, it is said, is one of the
richest of all the States in its varieties of moths and butterflies.
The photographer, amateur or professional, must be charmed
with the abundance of scenery typical of a southern land on
every hand for his cameras. For every taste there is here an
invitation to be accepted only to know the full joy of winter
in a semi-tropical land.

The Seminole' ndians
A glance at the outline map on the title page of this book
will show the proximity of Lake Okeechobee and the surround-
ing Everglades. This remarkable lake is the largest body of
fresh water within the limits of any single State in the Union,
and it is second only to Lake Michigan in the United States.
The Everglades, whose drainage by lowering the level of the
lake, has been undertaken by the State of Florida, cover mil-
Slions of acres which, it is hoped, may be added to the arable
lands of the State.
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Within this vast area are the camps of the Seminole In-
dians, remnants of the tribes that waged a furious war from
1837 to 1845 against the white settlements of the State. This
tribe (some say two tribes) is much reduced in numbers and
for half a century its members have been entirely peaceful and
on good terms with the whites, with whom, however, they
rarely come in contact. They gain their living by hunting
and fishing and by small efforts in the way of raising vege-
tables for their own use.
Members of these tribes are rarely seen among the white'
settlements, but occasional visits are made to Palm Beach,
Hobe Soundand other coast cities by a few of their leaders
and prominent men. One of these, Billy Bowlegs, chief of the
tribe and a descendant from a long line of warriors whose ex-
ploits much disturbed the early settlers of Florida, is an occa-
sional and welcome guest at some of these East Coast homes.
His picture, reproduced from a photograph by Histed of New
York, ornaments the front cover page of this book.

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The description that has been given of Jupiter Island and
Hobe Sound is by way of introduction to a statement of the
plans of the INDIAN RIVER ASSOCIATION, the present
owners of the property, for developing the place and offering
desirable locations for winter homes.
The company, believing that improvements already made
are a much stronger selling argument than promises of what is
planned for the future, has added to the advantages of a health-
ful climate and wonderfully beautiful natural surroundings,
all the modern conveniences and necessities that were lacking
to make ideally comfortable homes. They are sufficient for a
large resident population and their installation is a guarantee
that they will be enlarged as the future may demand. Some of
these improvements are on the mainland at Hobe Sound and
some on the island at Hobe Sound East.

Good Roads

Branching from the hard surfaced shell road that runs
past the railroad station of Hobe Sound on the mainland and
extends parallel with the ocean the entire length of Palm
Beach County, a highway of similar construction crosses to
Jupiter Island over a substantial steel and concrete bridge at
The Narrows. Continuing nearly across the island it turns
southward along the ridge, which it follows for some two
or three miles. From this main road, known as the Beach
Road, laterals are built crossing the island, so that every resi-
dence site fronts on a good rock roadway.
Another main north and south road, parallel with the
Beach Road, runs along the western side of the island close
to the sound. All these roads are substantially built, sixteen
feet wide and thoroughly rolled over a solid foundation. This
system of highways and streets is indicated on the map on the
fourth page of this book.
Besides this method of reaching the island from the main-
land, the water is always available for launches and every de-
scription of small craft.
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Water and Electricity
Good roads are a prime necessity for comfort and con-
venience in every populous community, but no more important
are they than an ample supply of good water, an adequate
lighting system and other conveniences. The installation
of these necessities, when undertaken by individuals separately,
costs much more initially and for their maintenance than when
they are provided by the community plan. Therefore, this com-
pany has already installed these systems, and the purchaser of
a home site here has only to come and enjoy what has been
made ready for him. His task and his pleasure lie in the con-
struction of his home and of its surroundings according to his
individual tastes and the measure of his pocketbook.
The entire water supply for the town of Hobe Sound and
for Hobe Sound East, comes from the rolling hill country on
the mainland west of the high ridge on which the Wigwams
have been erected. These hills seem to conserve and hold the
water like a sponge, for no drought and no amount of pumping
has lowered materially the water level in this natural reservoir.
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Pumping Station and Tower
From this area an electrically operated pump, located in
the valley back of the Wigwams, forces the water into a stand-
pipe on the summit of the ridge. This tower has a capacity
of eighty-six thousand gallons, which gives a pressure at the
level of the sound equal to a head of one hundred and thirty
feet. From this reservoir the water, which is exceptionally
pure and soft, is distributed by a system of piping wherever

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it is needed on the mainland. In addition a ten-inch main of
iron pipe carries an ample supply under the waters of the
sound to Hobe Sound East on Jupiter Island. This capacity
under this pressure will suffice for all needs of a population of
several thousand persons. When, however, the demands of the
future shall require, additional pumping power and service will
be provided.
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Electric System

Near the Hobe Sound railroad station the INDIAN
RIVER ASSOCIATION has completed an electric light and
power plant. This plant has been so constructed as to permit
of its enlargement in the future without interrupting the oper-
ation of the present machinery, when additional current may
be needed. By an adequate system of wiring the current is dis-
tributed for use on the mainland, and it is also carried to
Hobe Sound East, on the island. No overhead wires are per-
mitted along the sides of the roads on the island. The main
cable runs north and south along the center of the island and
service wires are placed at the rear of the residence lots. The
main cable is exposed to view only where it crosses at right
angles the streets running east and west from the Beach Road.

Residence Lots

The property which is offered for sale has been divided
into residence lots, averaging between one-fifth and one-third


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of an acre each in size, quite large enough for a comfortable
and commodious bungalow or house, with garage and servants'
quarters behind and with lawns and ornamental trees and
shrubs and flowers on all sides. A point strongly in favor of
lots of this size is that they do not demand the expense of a
caretaker or gardener during the summers or when the owner
is absent.

Building Regulations

For the mutual benefit of all future lot owners and resi-
dents, a few necessary regulations will be in force from the
beginning. They have been made because it is believed that
they will be readily accepted by all and that their enforcement
will add greatly to the appearance of the homes that are to be
erected. These rules will be applied alike to all property
owners and builders on the property.

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Bungalow On Jupiter Island

No residence will be permitted to be built nearer than a
certain specified distance to the front line of the lot or nearer
than ten feet to the side lines, excepting in certain courtyards
and other irregular subdivisions, and in these the building
regulations may be modified to meet these conditions.

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Stone Quarry and Carp

No house in the residence section may be used for other
purposes than as a private dwelling.
No fences or walls higher than mere copings will be per-
mitted on the front lines of the lots, or on the side lines for
twenty-five feet back from the front line.

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All garages and outbuildings must be placed on the back
part of each lot.
No uniform plan of streets at right angles is being fol-
lowed in platting the residence property. In some cases courts
are being planned with especial regard for those who may de-
sire small, cozy bungalows, and all houses that may be built
in such courts must be of the bungalow type. No thorough-
fares will be laid out through these courts, consequently the
noise and dust of passing automobiles will be avoided, while, at
the same time, every dwelling may be approached by roadway.

Free Water Frontage
It has been determined that watet frontage on the ocean
and in Grant's Channel shall not be sold to any individual
purchaser, but that all these frontages shall be kept intact for
the free use of all residents alike. That portion of Harbor
Island lying south of the bridge will be set aside for a club-
house site, to be used by the residents of Hobe Sound East.
Shelters may be built by the Club for small launches along the
bank of Grant's Channel, south of the clubhouse grounds.
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Large launches and yachts will have to be anchored outside,
but may be hauled out of the water in the summer months.
Along both banks of Grant's Channel are sheltered places
where smalL boats and launches may land their passengers and
tie up and the use of this channel and of the anchorage north
of the island will be free to all.

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The ocean beach, of course, for many miles north and south
will be free to all for bathing, fishing and rambling, the only
stipulation being that, here as elsewhere, nothing shall be done
that can cause annoyance to others.

For Golfers
At present there is no golf course at Hobe Sound, al-
though there is space ample and convenient to the town for an
eighteen-hole course. A large area of land lies immediately
north of the road leading from the mainland, on the east side
of Jupiter Island, where ideal links, second to none in the
country, may be laid out. Natural conditions are such that
hazards and bunkers may be easily constructed and the course
made interesting and sporty, and with the ocean close on one
side and The Narrows on the other, the surroundings would
be particularly attractive.

For further and fuller information regarding this proper-
ty, application should be made at Hobe Sound, or to the Indian
River Association, 315 West Forsyth Street, Jacksonville,

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