Vilano Beach Casino

Vilano Beach Casino

Patio pool at the Vilano Beach Casino. Postcard courtesy of Jacksonville Public Library.

The casino was built by August Heckscher in 1926 but had to be demolished in 1937 because of beach erosion.

From the postcard’s description:

The Vilano Beach Casino is located on one of the finest motoring and bathing beaches in Florida, the beautiful ocean frontage of St. Augustine. This casino with its gorgeously decorated dining room, its spacious dance floor and refined atmosphere of cordial hospitality is indeed well spoken of as the “Playground Mecca of Florida.”