Joseph W. Young, Jr., and the City Beautiful: A Biography of the Founder of Hollywood, Florida

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McFarland, Dec 19, 2012 - Social Science - 220 pages
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Joseph W. Young, Jr., was acknowledged as one of the five or six major city builders in boomtime Florida. From practically nothing in 1920 he created Hollywood By-the-Sea with an elegant Beaux Arts plan of circles and lakes, calling it a “City Beautiful,” an ideal first propounded by Daniel Burnham of Chicago. Young had a rare talent for publicity and a knack for making and spending millions—supported by an immense personal charm that is still remembered decades after his death. This first full biography of Young covers his start as city builder in turn-of-the-century California where new cities blossomed and were ballyhooed, his move to Indianapolis, home of Carl Fisher who developed Miami Beach, his creation of Hollywood and Port Everglades, and his move to his Adirondack resort, ending with his dreams to expand Hollywood, fulfilled after his early death.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Childhood of an Entrepreneur Seattle Yukon 18821900
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The Sourcebook for a Future Florida City Long Beach California 19001916
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3 Youngs First Forays into Turning Land into Homesites with Convenient Transportation 19041916
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4 First Disaster 1914 and Arizona Interim 19151917
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Renewed Success Speedway and Circles 19181920
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6 Youngs Dream City Takes Form 19191920
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Hollywood BytheSea 19201921
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13 A life of ease before us then overnight everything wiped The Infamous Hurricane 1926
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14 Desperate Aftermath 19271929
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Hollywood in the Hills Another Lasting Legacy 19281933
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The Floridian Buys and Sells in New York City 19301933
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Youngs FourDay July 4th Party 1933
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18 Last Days Final Acts 19331934
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19 The Company Dies with J W Young the City Continues 19341936
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20 Youngs Legacy
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Nationwide Advertising Blitz Begins 1922
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A Man possessing extraordinary energies generous and modest to a degree 1923
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Cash and People Flood In 1924
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11 Youngs Vision Expands Nationally and Internationally 1925
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12 A Hotel to Rival Flaglers and an International Port 1926
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Chapter Notes
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Bibliography
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Index
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About the author (2012)

Florida historian, art historian and biographer, Joan Mickelson lives in Broward County, Florida.

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