The new wing of the Boynton Beach Library was dedicated on Friday, February 25th at 1:30 p.m. Mayor Walter Madsen introduced the library staff to those present. He also acknowledged, on behalf of the city, the special gifts and services from interested groups. Mr. Charles Alden, represented the Friends of the Library who have raised funds for reference material. The Boynton Womans' Club have furnished a quiet reading room for adults. This is the old children' section vacated when this group was moved to larger quarters in the new addition. The Junior Womans' Club is giving junior sized tables and chairs to the childrens' section. They also have promised a donation for new books. The Sorosis Club has given many hours of service in the library. Members helped in the burdensome task of re- shelving when the books were rearranged after the moving. They also prepared the appeal letter for the Friends of the Library. At the dedication they furnished the refreshments and served them. the Boynton Beach Garden Club presented arrangements and plants for decorations. All in all a real cross section of the town was represented here as interested patrons of the library. Meanwhile, the library is growing at such a rapid rate - the circulation for January 1966 was about 500 over January 1965-we are apt to need another new wing before too many years. Mrs. Mark White, author (March 3, 1966, The Boynton Beach Star). ... See more
Our next snapshot - the Royal Poinciana Chapel as it originally appeared. It was formally located directly east of the Flagler House on what today would be the parking lot area. In the 1960s, the building was moved south to its present location and substantially redesigned, removing the prominent tower and turning the church to face east instead of north. The church has always been nondenominational as it served the hotel guests of many Christian faiths. Flagler himself was Presbyterian. The Presbyterian church on Olive Avenue in West Palm Beach was built from salvaged materials from the Royal Poinciana Hotel demolition, including bricks from the boiler smokestacks and windows - the church's floor came from the ballroom! So if you visit, you walk on the footsteps of fancy dances of more than a century ago. ... See more
Boynton’s Oldest House By Janet DeVries Naughton | January 14, 2016 - 12:23 pm | Citizens, History, Landmarks, Neighborhoods Leave a comment In the early 1900s, Boynton pioneer families lived in frame vernacular homes. Horace Bentley Murray, who built the Boynton Hotel for Michigan investor Maj.... ... See more
Our visit to the Hotel Royal Poinciana continues with this shot from the upper floor of the six story building, looking west towards West Palm Beach in its infancy. On the right you can see the pineapple fields growing along the ridge, and some small buildings along the shoreline. Just visible on the far left is the Reading Room, a two-story building that was floated across the lake to West Palm Beach, which served as the town's first library. ... See more
Boynton Woman’s Club - 1983.
Another phenomenal Boynton treasure from Linda Ross Moore. Boynton High School "Tiger" baseball team. ca. 1947. Left side front. Pat Murphy M.J. “Joe” White Dow Ross Melvin Weaver Kenneth Fountain Carlton White Myron Knuth Tom Benham Layton Timm 2nd Row Wayne Hathcock Charles Rhoden Bob Shook Lee Robbins Pete Powell George Nichols Henry Orner ... See more
The Hotel Royal Poinciana stood from 1893 to 1936. It was expanded several times during its life. I did an overlay of the hotel on a modern day aerial photo, using the Flagler House as my reference point for lining everything up. As you can see, it was set back from the lake as there were strolling gardens and the famous Cocoanut Grove, along with some stores. And everytime you drive along Cocoanut Row, you drive straight through the ballroom! The only remaining piece is the Slat House, which was embedded into the Royal Poinciana Plaza. ... See more
Some insisted this building be demolished. Many others unified to "Save this Place." Take a look inside and see how the 1926 Boynton High School designed by William Manly King is rising from near destruction into a community centerpiece. https://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/local/take-sneak-peek-inside-boynton-remodeled-historic-high-school/EXjsYPgzHw9irq5bhWpyqN/ ... See more
When the public visits Boynton Beach’s historic high school next...
1970 Seacrest High School class representatives.
Today and everyday we will remember the man that started it all. The true Nomad himself. Ron Heavyside. The world has lost a truly amazing person that has touched so many people in so many different ways not only in the Surf community but in your everyday world. He knew how to make everyone feel special. We couldn’t be more heartbroken but feel so blessed to have had him in our lives as long as we did. He created and left behind a true legacy. He will be missed by thousands. Thank you to everyone for you love and support over the past few days. At this time we ask for everyone’s support and respect. Please stay tuned for services and paddle out details. We know Ron is up there with a drink in his hand and riding the endless wave. May you rest in paradise. 🙏🏼💔🌊🌴✌🏼 @ Nomad Surf Shop ... See more
Lovely progress on this local landmark!
The old high school renovation is progressing nicely! Here are some pictures from the press tour this morning. #DowntownBoynton 🚧 Lori LaVerriere Boynton Beach CRA Straticon Construction
Captain McKeral's Fishing Family, Lake Worth Pier, 1950s chrome postcard.
Boynton School cafeteria ladies: Marie Licata, Bertha Welch, Frankie Reagan, Erma ? and Mary Fowler.
50 years’ ago. 1968 Nautilus Yearbook.
1969 - Seacrest High School swimmers.
Who has lived here long enough to remember Gulf Stream Lumber?
I found my public library card and my Civic center member card......anyone have theirs
According to social media postings, 69 year old surfboard craftsman/surfer/Nomad Surf Shop owner Ron Heavyside passed away yesterday (Vintage clippings from 06 Jul 1975 The Palm Beach Post and 29 March Ft. Lauderdale News). ... See more
This special photograph of East Ocean Avenue in 1930 comes to us from Linda Ross Moore from the Moore Family Archives. That is her father, Claude Ross, at six months. He was born in their family owned Boynton Hotel (where the photographer is standing) in 1930. You might recognize the building in the background...today it houses the popular eatery Hurricane Alley. Thank you to our friends who were kind enough to scan and share their family photographs so that we can share them with you. Email us at email@example.com with your memories and photos. We might share them here or feature them in an upcoming Boynton history publication. ... See more
Closing in on the 100th anniversary of Boynton. How should we celebrate the big one?
Vying for Miss Boynton Beach 1962 title are Joan McCauley, Bonnie Dornburg, Bonnie Crill, Sandy Lain and Sharon Smith (20 Apr. 1962, The Palm Beach Post).
Knollwood Groves, which was located on Lawrence Road in Boynton for over 75 years, was the last of the old-time Florida attractions in Palm Beach County. I went there often as a child, and was luck…
Flashback to the days of Kissing Potion, bubble gum, and dance party music. Mark your calendars for June 16th, The free Boynton Beach Civic Center “Last Dance.” More details coming soon.
Go Cougars! 1987 Congress Middle School boys baseball team.
Does anyone have photographs of a Boynton billboard such as this "Delray The Ocean City" sign? We know Lake Worth and Delray both had large, hand painted signs along Dixie and the main beach access roads, and are seeking one for Boynton. The Town of Boynton will celebrate its 100th anniversary of incorporation soon. Please share your photographs, postcards, and memorabilia with us. ... See more
Ground is broken for new Boynton Civic Center (05 Sep 1962) The Palm Beach Post.
For those that might be interested in the history of Boynton Beach, I found this gem. Comprehensive City Plan: Boynton Beach, Florida George W. Simmons, Jr. May 23, 1962 At times a bit long winded, but there is some neat history included; along with historic photos, maps, parks and future planning. ... See more
Bethesda Memorial Hospital: "Most modern equipped, 150 bed hospital in South Florida" 1965 postally used chrome postcard.
Boynton Beach pioneer Byrd Spilman Dewey is among the 10 finalists announced for the Florida Women's Hall of Fame chosen by the Florida Commission on the Status of Women.
Please make plans to attend our upcoming meeting on Monday, Apr 16, 2018. Special Program: An Introduction to African American Genealogy by Dr Delores Walters Cultural anthropologist and family historian, Dr Delores Walters, will show you how to trace your African American ancestors using genealogical databases, local and archival resources and DNA. WHEN: Monday, Apr 16, 2018 Meet & Greet: 6:30-6:45p Annual Meeting & Program: 6:45-8p NEW LOCATION: First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall 235 SW 6th Ave Boynton Beach, FL 33435 ... See more
If you like history and love art deco art & architecture, you will love this downtown Lake Worth walking tour with Sharon Koskoff. ADSPB Walking Tour Landmarks in Lake Worth Walking Tour - April 14, 2018 Make your Reservations Today! 561 699-7899 ________________________________________________________ LANDMARKS in LAKE WORTH ~ An Art Deco Walking Tour ~ Saturday Morning ~ April, 14th Where: Meet at Lake Worth Playhouse / 713 Lake Avenue, Downtown Lake Worth When: Saturday Morning ~ April 14, 2018 Time: 10:00 a.m. sharp Optional: 1 p.m. / Buy Your Own Lunch / Brogue’s 621 Lake Ave, LW The Tour Will Be Led by ADSPB President Sharon Koskoff The Art Deco Society of the Palm Beaches invites you to attend an Art Deco Art & Architectural walking tour of Downtown Lake Worth. Meet at Lake Worth Playhouse at 9:45 a.m. and wear your walking shoes, sun tan lotion and a hat! Visit the Lake Worth Playhouse, the Cultural Council Art Gallery, the Museum of the City of Lake Worth, public murals and art galleries. Refreshments will be served. Learn About the History of Art Deco and see the Streamline Moderne Buildings of LW! Cost: $24 per person, or $18 in advance! ~ ADSPB Members $15 http://www.artdeco ... See more
Just love these Little Free Libraries!
Always a favorite of visitors to Lake Worth's beautiful beach, the "Barefoot Mailman" Little Free Library Charter #57915
Wow, this is so revealing.
1905 homes and pineapple fields in downtown Delray Beach along what is now Atlantic Avenue. Painting from an archive photo by local artist, Vincent Cacace. We can't wait to show you our new EXHIBITS OPENING JAN 12th! Who is coming to the opening? ... See more
How refreshing! We spy several of our past and present historical society members. http://thecoastalstar.com/profiles/blogs/briny-breezes-a-sweet-60th-anniversary
Briny celebrates 60 years: Parade honors longtime residents and social clubs that help to define the community Dozens of decorated golf carts parade in celeb…
Who remembers this property (Manalapan Cottage) just north of the Boynton Inlet?
Do you remember Gladiola Fest, Seminole Sundance Festival, or the Boynton GALA? Share your memories here.
See us in our booth again this year on the corner of Atlantic Ave. and Swinton at the Delray Affair! Come by for history fun and get your corms for planting!
According to records documented by the WPA (Works Progress Administration, Saint Paul's African Methodist Episcopal Church (established in 1900) is Boynton's oldest established church. https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/250475 We are working with the State of Florida on a series of official Heritage Markers, and would like to honor this early congregation as well as Boynton's original "Rosenwald" school. ... See more
Searchable collections of manuscripts, war records, historic images, vital statistics, audio and video recordings from the State Library and Archives of Florida.
Cruising through the Boynton Inlet.
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