How Riviera Beach Got to Be (Modern Era)
Journeys into Riviera Beach
The area of Riviera Beach, of course, pre-dates European settlement. yet very little is found online or in local histories of that period. We are looking for source materials to share with you.
The "modern" story of Riviera Beach starts in the 1920's.
".....They drove down Chelsea Road and were not surprised when they came across the house at 216. She saw at first the Holly tree that her dad had planted in front of the house many years ago. As they drove closed, she knew that it was the house that her father had built in the early 1930's. Of course Riviera Beach was very different back then. There were not many houses and it was a "summer" community - a place to go and get away from the heat of the city and enjoy the beach and the river and the Chesapeake Bay....."
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