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Old Posted Dec 21, 2012, 2:29 AM
BifRayRock BifRayRock is offline
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The postcard depiction of the Gables Beach Club (810 Palisades Beach Rd ) may be more wishful thinking than an accurate rendition of the complex. The Towers would have made the Gables a landmark that would have appeared in other area photos. Most sources suggest the building was erected in the early '20s and destroyed shortly thereafter. However, another source provides a different story:
The Gables was constructed in 1927 as an addition to the Gables Beach Club. It was intended to be 23-stories high, but construction was halted with the onset of the Great Depression with just 3-stories complete. The building was demolished in the 1960s, with one wall left as a buffer for the bluffs.

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