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In 1906 Detroit salesman B.E. Taylor bought several acres of farmland just outside of the village of Huron and divided the property into lots. Three years later, in an attempt to increase sales Taylor pledged to give away a lot if the new owner agreed to build a house. The winner of the free lot was blacksmith A.F. Emmons. The development was later named Huronia Beach.

A group of professors from Ohio State University formed the Oak Point Subdivision in 1920, which is located between Grand Forest Beach to the west and North Palm Beach to the east. The neighborhood consists of one street, Drive Boulevard on the north side of Cleveland Road.

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North Palm Beach, located west of Huronia Beach, was comprised of 65 lots on nine acres of farmland that was once owned by Quinby Wright, a son of Jabez Wright. Today the neighborhood includes Perry, Ashland and Erie Avenues. The neighborhood was organized on October 18,1921 and was annexed by Huron in 1932
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Residents of the Oak Point Subdivision enjoy a summer day on the lake.
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Many of the first houses built at Huronia Beach were summer cottages. In this map note that the Lake Shore Electric Railway ran through the neighborhood. The abutments from the rail bridge over the cove can still be seen today. The Huronia Beach Association was formed in 1952.
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This boardwalk and break-wall was built at the Oak Point Subdivision. It was destroyed during a 1972 Nor’easter Storm.

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