Once the waterfront just north of downtown West Palm Beach was a thriving community of docks and marine businesses. Water taxis ferried people from the mainland to Palm Beach and ports near and far. Fishing and boating, both commercial and recreational, left from those spots.
In the middle of all of this has been Hopkins Marine Hardware, at 207 6 St. The two-story, 10,000 square-foot, stucco and brick building, constructed in 1954 and renovated in 1967, has been vacant for the past two years. But it will live again as office space for local architects.
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Staff writer Alexandra Clough contributed to this story.