Nomad Surf Shop’s 50th Anniversary events continue today. Happy Anniversary!
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Downtown Boynton Beach. Note the Alfar Ice Cream sign.
Did they bring back Dante’s Den?
See you Monday Eve October 15.... 7 pm Boynton Beach Historical Society Murals of the Palm Beaches / Meet the Author / Art Talk & Book Signing Mural artist and author Sharon Koskoff will walk you through her second and newest book, Murals of the Palm Beaches/Arcadia Publishing, an historic journey of public art found in our community from the WPA era to the present. Koskoff, president of the Art Deco Society of the Palm Beaches, connects area art and architecture focusing on public schools, non-profit organizations and other public institutions. Koskoff will have books available for purchase and signing. ... See more
I just came across this on "South Florida the way we Remember it." I don't recall seeing the inlet this badly silted over before. No wonder they installed a bypass dredge and curved north jetty here eventually. Was the inlet even navigable by boats at this time? ... See more
Who remembers the Andrews House...Boynton's oldest house? Do you recall when Bob Katz bought the dilapidated old house, moved it to a prime location, and then made extensive repairs/restoration/preservation/landscaping? It was truly a labor of love and saved the frame vernacular structure (Photos courtesy of Richard Katz). ... See more
Our 1913 schoolhouse.
Preserving and archiving includes removing staples and fasteners such as this, and also capturing the metadata (who, what, when, where) about each item. Catalog the materials in the original order in which it was found (provenance), preserve it (polypropylene sleeves and acid free folders), and most importantly, make it available for constituents and researchers. ... See more
Does someone have a picture of congress ave between gateway and old boynton beach blvd before the motorala building was removed ?
Smile for the camera....it’s school picture day. These Boynton school children posed on the east steps of the 1913 school for a shot that would become “frozen in time.”
What’s the most especial memory or artifact depicting Old Boynton that you have? (This photo depicts David Castello, a Boynton historian, with his 1890s south Florida map).
Someone inquired about the current City Hall's history. We found a photo on eBay and the original notice: Invitation to bid on City Hall Complex, Library, and Public Works facilities designed by Miller Meier Kenyon Cooper firm (31 Aug 1987, The Palm Beach Post). ... See more
The stage is all that remains of the Civic Center.
Spectacular event today at #BenvenutoRestaurant benefiting #CasonUnitedMethodistChurch Leigh Anne Brown gave a terrific talk on the history of American Women told through their Wedding Dresses. Many thanks to Randall and Ann Gill for making it possible. ... See more
Presented by Leigh Anne Brown, "Portrait of a Bride consists of a display of 25-30 antique, vintage and contemporary wedding gowns presented on dress forms in sequential order. During the program, substantial emphasis is given to the history of education ... See more
Boynton in 1955 - population 4,247. Two public schools = 650 students. Six churches and 20 hotels/motels. One library with 1,500 books. A three man fire department and a six man police force.
The 1926 Boynton School is starting to gleam once again. #landmark
Old Lake Worth view - ca. 1910. Would love to find something like this of Boynton!
Dr. N. Marion (Doc) Weems delivered over 2,500 babies during his career as Boynton's doctor. He made housecalls during the early years of his practice and later had a clinic in downtown Boynton. This painting depicting Doc Weems was created by Bernard Thomas. ... See more
Here's a blast from the past! 1997 photograph of Schoolhouse Museum Director Arleen Dennison and Archivist/Exhibits Coordinator Janet DeVries.
Save the date for the next Boynton Beach Historical Society meeting (No meeting for September). October Meeting - Monday, October 15 Sharon Koskoff “Murals of the Palm Beaches.” (doors open 6:30 p.m, program begins 7:00 p.m.) Program Location: First Presbyterian Church of Boynton Beach, Pratt Hall, 235 SW 6th Ave Boynton Beach FL ... See more
So many dead fish pictures were taken at the Boynton Inlet Docks over the years!
The Hurricane Alley building in 1998 when it was still Cafe Barista.
Thanks to Central Michigan University for adding the local newspapers to your digital repository! (30 May 1895, The Saline Observer).
Over 202,000 digitized photographs from the State Library and Archives of Florida.
Pineapple crop slowly regains former acreage (28 May 1939, Orlando Evening Star).
If you roll up to Bud’s Chicken & Seafood’s drive-through at Forest Hill Boulevard and Military Trail to order your favorite Lunch Bunch combo, you’ll leave disappointed - and hungry.
Who remembers this business on east Ocean Avenue? The photo was taken in 1998.
Boynton takes out $85,000 in bonds for improvements to town - A water modern system! (3 Dec. 1923, The Palm Beach Post).
TBT. Remembering one of Boynton Beach fine leaders Mr Ezell Hester Jr. He was a Famu Rattler, school teacher for 31 years, former member of the Civil Service Board and also a City Commissioner........TY Franklin Dewitt Ireland ... See more
PINE ISLAND AKA BEER CAN ISLAND We love getting questions. Today's question comes from Scott. He asks: Last weekend I was on a boat, right off of Beer can Island. That had me thinking,,,, Who was it that named the island, Beer Can Island? It's been called that at least since the 70s when I was a child. This is a mystery to me. Do you know who it was and when it was named Beer Can Island? Thank you. Dear Scott, thanks for the question. We don't know for sure but aim to find out. The first mention of the local Beer Can Island hails from 1965. The moniker may have come from an inland near Haulover Beach in the Hollywood that was cleaned up in the late 1950s - do-gooders "buried" all the beer cans in an attempt to clean-up the island. So it seems that it was the public and possibly Jim Kelly, police chief who bestowed this name. Interesting question though. Perhaps others can add to this story and clear up the history mystery? (16 Jun 1965, The Palm Beach Post). ... See more
1910 views of the beach at Boynton, Fred Dewey’s citrus grove, and the “good roads” that were being eked out of the tropical wilderness.
Thanks to Richard Katz for sharing this blast from the past. Gulf Stream lumber opened in 1953 and was one of Boynton’s largest employers in the mid-century building boom.
Boynton Girl Scout Troop Forms Patrols (21 Sep 1958, The Palm Beach Post).
We all have our own “version” of how we think of Boynton. It may be a snapshot in time of the first time you vacationed here, or your first fish fry or orange grove visit. Maybe you were born here, and have fond memories of the Teen Town dances, the Soap Box Derby races, swimming in the canal after swinging on the rope. Some of us remember the cows and the horses, others recall the blue land crabs, or picnics at the Boynton Casino. There is no right or wrong version. Those are our collective memories and are meant to be shared, recalled, remembered, celebrated. Here’s one of the earliest versions of Boynton, as recalled and sketched from memory. Lyman Boomer was a ten year old in 1909. Imagine his Boynton. Be inspired to share your version in words, drawings, photographs or oral history. One Boynton, many versions. ... See more
this used to be Musquito County. Proper spelling. Some map makers took the liberty to change the spelling to mosquito.
The way we were - 50 years ago! Here is the proposed 2,000 home development of Boynton Beach Leisureville by Caldos Properties, Inc. of Fort Lauderdale. At far left is NW Second Avenue. Ocean Avenue can be seen from the Ocean at top to Seaboard Tracks. South of this near top are the white roofs of Sterling Village and still further to the right (south) is Hampshire Gardens. The Highway in the foreground is Congress Avenue with SW 15th Avenue running off the picture at far right. In the center foreground is Boynton's now famous IT plant. —Photo by Stan Sheets (15 Aug 1968, The Boynton Beach Star). ... See more
Today we had a visit from former resident, David Castello, whose family moved to Boynton when David was three. He’s always held an avid interest in Boynton history, and wrote articles for the Boynton Beach Star and his website www.boyntonbeach.com. David let us examine his 125 year old map that shows all land for sale from St Augustine to Biscayne Bay. It was mailed on December 23, 1893 to a Mr. Day in Berkshire, MA from J.A, Henderson of the Florida Coast Line Canal and Transportation Company in St Augustine. Henderson enclosed a typed and handwritten letter telling Mr. Day about the quality of land for sale in St Johns, Volusia, Brevard and Dade counties where a new railroad is being constructed. Prices are $2 to $25 an acre. The map is in mint condition. Thanks for the visit David! ... See more
Some old Boynton photos!
Pictures around Boynton 1915-1920. Clara Collins (later Simpson), daughter of George Thomas Collins. Clara is in all four pictures. In dark skirt in group. Identity of others unknown.
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