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Margate, Florida

Margate is a city located in Broward County, Florida; the land area is approximately 9 square miles, and according to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2006 estimates, the city had a population of 56,002. The town was planned in 1953 by Jack Marqusee, who financed the the operation. On May 30, 1955 the town of Margate was founded with a population of just 200 residents. In 1961, the town was re-incorporated as a city.

Victor Semet and Jack Sullivan were also instrumental in the planning, design, and landscaping of the city, since the entire area was surrounded by farmland. Margate was advertised on billboards and magazine advertisements, so that people would visit the model homes and move to the area.

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  • Advance Discount Auto Parts, What user name? (guest) wrote 3 years ago:
    Where is the phone number?
  • Intersection of CR 912 and SR 7, formulanone wrote 4 years ago:
    Photo from 1953, facing north on State Road 7.
  • Bank of America Building, formulanone wrote 4 years ago:
    Photo of this building is courtesy of me, photo taken in January 2009.
  • La Parrilla Restaurant, TiredOfBadService (guest) wrote 4 years ago:
    I have eaten here many times in the past year. and always go with a several co-workers. My last visit has now been my final one. ca grilled chicken breast to over 30 minutes to get to me. evryone else had finishe their meals, so i got it to-go. The employee's were not appologetic and did not seem to understand why I was upset. When I got back to work and opened my food. I found the chicken WAY undercooked.
  • North Trail RV Center (closed), formulanone wrote 4 years ago:
    They have moved out as of a few weeks ago. An empty parking lot, once more.
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