Palm Beach County Courthose Restoration Project

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Did you know that COURTING DANGER is set against the backdrop of the restoration of the 1916 Palm Beach County Courthouse?

The courthouse served as a hurricane shelter in 1928 and was one of the few structures in downtown West Palm Beach to survive. When overcrowding led to the current courthouse complex, the former one was abandoned with the ball of demolition hung over it -- until given the green light for a restoration plan, leaving the original 1916 building to house the county's first historical museum. Restoration has run into an asbestosis snag, but the progress can be viewed by webcam at

:) Carol Stephenson


Toni Lea Andrews said...

Gee, will it still work as a shelter? No need, I'm building an ark.


Mary Stella said...

I loved Courting Danger!

Carol Stephenson said...

Toni, LOL!!!!

And thank you, Mary!!!!

Please be safe during Wilma. May none of us lose power.