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El Cid

The El Cid Neighborhood goes back to 1875 when Benjamin Lainhart, the first permanent resident of the western shore of Lake Worth, built a cabin near Barcelona Road. The neighborhood came of age 50 years later during the 1920’s Florida land boom.

The El Cid District is listed on the local, State, and National Register of Historic Places, and is known for the homes that lie directory on the intracoastal and built in Mediterranean Revival and Mission-style architecture. Because of the concentration of outstanding period architecture, combined with the community’s dedication to preserving its history, the neighborhood is an attraction to professionals and business owners.