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Dr. Martha Meeks Light and Herman “Doc” Meeks House Local Historic Designation

Property Address:413 NE 12th Avenue, Boynton Beach, Florida 33435
Parcel Control Number:08-43-45-21-20-001-0170 
Legal Description:Lot 17, Block 1, Happy Home Heights, according to the Plat thereof on file in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court in and for Palm Beach County, Florida in Plat Book 11, Page 30.
Construction Date:1941 (date provided by family)
Architect/Builder:Architect not known. Mr. Ed Jones (carpenter), Mr. Charlie Day (plumber), Mr. Thad Williams (electrician) 
Building Use:Single-Family Residence
Architectural Style: Wood Frame Vernacular 
Location and Site: The property is located on the north side of NE 12th Avenue just west of North Railroad Avenue. The interior lot measures approximately 40 feet wide by 90 feet deep. The one-story structure faces south 
Florida Master Site File No.:PB19614 


Statement of Significance

The property at 413 NE 12th Avenue is a rare remaining example of a wood frame vernacular structure in the City of Boynton Beach. Built during the segregation era, the residence is a significant example of the wood frame vernacular style which retains many character-defining features and its integrity. The property is associated with an early pioneer family whose members contributed to the development of the City and the community. Ownership of the property has remained within the family since the house was first built. The property significantly contributes to the historic fabric of the City of Boynton Beach and is eligible for individual designation and inclusion on the Boynton Beach Register of Historic Places.