Elaborately tinted and embossed poscards offer a peek into the politics of a century ago. Above: A William Howard Taft/James S. Sherman campaign postcard dates from 1908.Forget email. Forget Facebook. And forget Twitter. Our ancestors had only one way of communicating — letters written in longhand... ... See more
https://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/lifestyles/photos-you-won-believe-what-palm-beach-gardens-used-look-like/i085O0Xsvh6TUlGy5wPffJ/?utm_source=newspaper&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=4960804&ecmp=newspaper_email&&iaccess=%%=Base64Encode(Concat(JANRAINID, ... See more
The South Florida city celebrates its 59th birthday on June 20.
Robert Henry Rousseau and family in 1907 in front of their home on Palm Street. Many Rousseau family descendants continue to live in the Boynton area.
See you on Saturday...rain or shine. Who can still fit into their bell-bottoms? We hear the house will be rocking' - let your friends know because it's the very LAST DANCE at the Boynton Civic Center.
Save the date! The last dance at the Civic Center takes place on Saturday, June 16. City of Boynton Beach, Government
A few weeks ago, my daughter went on a photo hunting expedition with me. Rhode Island is full of tiny antique shops tucked into old buildings. On this particular afternoon we were in an old mill that wandered over the landscape. The smell of mold was in the air. I’d found good things here before. ... ... See more
Dr. Nat Weems, an Emory University graduate, moved to Boynton in 1925 and served as the town's first physician. In 1972, the Boynton Beach Police Department named the new Law Enforcement building in honor of the beloved doctor. ... See more
Found some photos from 2005, not really old...but ! https://burrysbreak.smugmug.com/Places/Boynton-Beach/
Someone recently inquired about our meeting schedule. The Boynton Beach Historical Society meets on the third Monday evenings during the months of October-May. We do not meet during the summer, however several officers and members are working behind the scenes on Boynton history projects. We are always looking for new content for our newsletter and archives and especially want to hear your Boynton memories. http://www.boyntonhistory.org/events/ ... See more
2018 Program Meetings January Meeting Historical PortrayalAaron Burr, Jr., His Life and TimesPeter WiseMonday, January 22, 2018 6:30 p.m. Boynton Beach City Library 208 S. Seacrest Blvd. February M…
Detroit Free Press, 10 Jun 1898
39 years ago, the Boynton Beach City Library was registering children for its summer reading program. In addition to books, crafts, puppets and story times, the library offered a film series. Chamber of Commerce Guide (14 Jun 1979 The Palm Beach Post). Note the article below offering the Chamber of Commerce Guide to lure travelers off I-95 and back to local merchants, eateries and attractions. ... See more
Modern Boynton Beach looking west on Boynton Beach Blvd. (Lake) and Seacrest Blvd. (Green Street).
They say you can never go back, but really you can if you close your eyes and visualize. Sometimes a smell, like Coppertone, or a sound, like the Good Humor truck, or a taste, like Bud’s Chicken, or a gawky junior high school yearbook picture. What things trigger your memory? ... See more
Summer camp for children - The Lost Art of Letter Writing! http://delraynewspaper.com/a-summer-of-letters-26254
By: Kate Teves, Delray Beach Historical Society archivist Special to the Delray Newspaper Delray, it turns out, has a long postal history. There is, of course, the Barefoot Mailman who dutifully traipsed along our beaches from Palm Beach to Miami when there was no other means of delivering mail. The... ... See more
1984 -Congress Middle School.
Does anyone have any Civic Center photos or 1960s-1990s Boynton area photos to add to the slide show at the Last Dance? It's coming up soon on June 16th. Please email to firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.boynton-beach.org/civic-centers-last-dance ... See more
Free event with live bands - dance away the day at the Civic Center's last dance.
Chapel Hill homes, an address of distinction (20 Oct. 1955 The Palm Beach Post).
This is what Boynton looked like when the settlers and farmers arrived in the 1890s. A vast prairie that was pretty darn wet in summer. Those palmetto roots had to be dug out by hand, and most left the thin pine and planted under it - beans, potatoes, tomatoes - whatever they thought they could ship and sell. The Lake Worth Drainage District began their drainage project in about 1915-16 so that these summer rains wouldn't result in such severe flooding. ... See more
Should we do this in Boynton? http://thecoastalstar.com/m/blogpost?id=2331112%3ABlogPost%3A210261
Boynton (Federal Writer’s Project - Guide to the Southernmost State, 1939) is a trading center on a sandy ridge in an area of rich farmland extending west to the Everglades. Many Finnish farmers have settled here. Population 1,121. ... See more
With all the talk on City Hall history and the new Town Square project, I took a few moments out of life to peruse the Floridamemory.com site, to see the photos of the old City Hall / Fire Department complex that stood on Federal Hwy. up until the current complex was erected 1957-59. As is many times the case when searching for something, other interesting tidbits pop up. For instance, Chas. W. Pierce, one time "Barefoot Mailman" on the old Star (Beach) Route, early Dry Goods Store proprietor, Boynton's 3rd and 6th Postmaster, Bank of Boynton President, and local history and memoir writer, to name just a few posts, seems to have owned a motorcycle. A view of a "Record of Registration of Automobiles and Other Vehicles", (1911), shows that Charles had registered a 1911 Thor / Aurora Motor Co. motorcycle June 6, 1911. The bike had an output of 2 3/4 hp and was State Registration number 3338 (this shows how few vehicles there were in the State at that time). It also appears that biking may have been in the Pierce family blood though as Charles L., the son of Chas. W. and his first wife Yallahs, registered a similar Thor motorcycle later that same year on Sept. 14th. Son Charles' bike was rated at a whopping 4 hp, leaving one to wonder if there may have been a bit of a father / son rivalry there? While I have yet to find a photo of either Chas. sitting atop their bike, there is a photo of Boynton School Principal (1914-15) Howard Phahl as he proudly sat on the seat of his 1915 Indian, driving said motorcycle to school daily, but that's another story. If you happen to come across a photo of Chas. and bike, would love to see it. https://www.floridamemory.com/FMP/early-autos/large/s644_auto1_172.jpg ... See more
Hmm...I'm not sure that this would be "A Thrilling Experience" (05 Jan 1907, The Times Herald, Port Huron, Michigan).
Mary and Bob Isenbek spend Tuesdays at the Boca Raton Historical Society and Museum, cataloging its holdings and learning more about their new home. Tim Stepie…
A beautiful view of the lost lakes of Boynton from a Palm Beach Farms Company Map. The red line between the lakes indicated the canal they were digging to connect them. Once they did that, the lakes drained away before 1920. Now - the mystery - who were these lakes named after? Webster, Bessie, Jackson - Boynton we know - but who was Louise? A small remnant of Lake Louise remains. ... See more
When you think of Boynton, do you think of wilderness and log cabins? In 1916 a Nebraska farmer build one here.
Who remembers Silver Springs in Ocala? c1961 - thanks to Melinda Wheeler
Local history books at Barnes and Noble.
Found these today. My father was owner of paper.
Hey maybe I missed it but no one has ever posted a pic of the bank off federal with the clock on top just wondering
Renovation is coming along!
55 Years ago tomorrow: Boynton Beach Presbyterians Hold Groundbreaking. The $85,000 sanctuary, designed by Gustav Maass of Palm Beach will seat 440 persons with room for 160 more (26 May 1963 The Palm Beach Post). ... See more
Do you have precious photo albums or scrapbooks? Make sure that you have them scanned or preserved before they fade away like these. Please ask us if you need scanning or preservation advice.
I was at an auction house in Vero Beach and came upon this. Who remembers the Boynton G.A.L.A.?
An interesting find! This house on Seacrest, south of Boynton Beach Boulevard, is known as the "Hood House." However, this March 1934 ad shows it as a house built by the Weavers! I'm not sure why to was referred to as being on the Dixie Highway, unless they meant Boynton in general. ... See more
At Knollwood Groves on Lawrence Road, residents and visitors were treated to juice and and fruit tastings, trolley tours of the citrus groves and surrounding hammock, and alligator handling and basket weaving demonstrations by Seminole tribe members. ... See more
A restaurant won’t be opening at the historic Oscar Magnuson home anytime soon.
Oscar Winchester's Flatwoods Plantation was top in pineapple growing and shipping until Hawaii became a state in 1959(15 Oct 1959 Fort Lauderdale News).
Huge jump in Boynton population from 1980-1990 and 1990-2000
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