Before the bust [of the Florida boom in the 1920’s], Perry Snell had $3 million in the bank and was proceeding with Snell Isle. An ad for salesmen in Tourist News of October 17,1925, is indicative of Snell and his standards: “Only men whose experience has been with high-class developments, and (who possess) established records for honesty and fair dealing (are to be) accepted for the sales force which will sell Snell Isle.” In 1925, only thirty-nine acres of the intended 275 were above water.
Although his purchasers were defaulting en masse, Snell had the capital to keep going. He filled the streets and parkways of Snell Isle with statuary and went so far as to build a diminutive Stonehenge in one of his parks. This is the Granada Terrace area.Read full article with historical images