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3 weeks ago
Exhibition shows how Addison Mizner changed the Palm Beach lifestyle

The Historical Society of Palm Beach County has a wonderful, free exhibit showcasing architect Addison Mizner. Boynton's grand dame Bertha Williams Chadwell worked to have Mizner design the 1926 ... See more

Perhaps no other architect has done as much to shape the look of Palm Beach as Addison Mizner. Spanish tiled roofs and floors, stucco walls, indoor-

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3 weeks ago
Photos from Historic Boynton Beach's post

Talking Turkey at Boynton Elementary School, ca. 1978 (40 years ago this week)!

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4 weeks ago
Photos from Historic Boynton Beach's post

Boynton area residents from a 1916 city directory (four years before the fledgling settlement incorporated). Does anyone want to help us out by transcribing this into an Excel sheet or table format? ... See more

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4 weeks ago
Before the Pilgrims, Floridians celebrated the ‘real’ first Thanksgiving

http://news.ufl.edu/articles/2015/11/before-the-pilgrims-floridians-celebrated-the-real-first-thanksgiving.php?fbclid=IwAR3mqoimsiPD23wgbOojgVr1uCqEIX1hFuyxBDlouncyRLAEz4Zf8Z5sJvw

It’s that time of year when children make cardboard turkeys and draw the Mayflower, while we prepare to fill our tables with stuffing and pumpkin pie the way most of us imagine the Pilgrims did at ... See more

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1 month ago

The Boynton Inlet Bridge under construction in 1925. The bridge was built, then the land was cut through for the Inlet in 1926. The arched bridge was demolished in 1973 and replaced by the present ... See more

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1 month ago
Photos from Historic Boynton Beach's post

Do any of these "spark" any memories? A plethora of nostaligic matchbook covers are up for sale on eBay. We can't buy them, "butt" are glad to share them here.

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1 month ago

Boynton Elementary class, ca. 1971.

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1 month ago

November Meeting
Monday, November 26
Ralph Papa: Restoration of Bernard Thomas’ Murals
(doors open 6:30 p.m, program begins 7:00 p.m.)
Program Location
First Presbyterian Church of Boynton ... See more

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1 month ago

Painting of Maj. Nathan Boynton from the newspaper (12 July, 1976 The Palm Beach Post). The article mentions his politicking and affiliation with the Greenback and Progressive parties.

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1 month ago

Join Us! Mon, Nov 26, 2018 RESTORATION OF BERNARD THOMAS’ MURALS By Ralph Papa
Doors Open 6:30p Program 7-8p
First Presbyterian Church 235 SW 6th Av Boynton Beach

Come; let the turkey settle and ... See more

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1 month ago
Photos from Historic Boynton Beach's post

Boyntonites drafted in World War I.

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1 month ago

Who remembers the Cast-off Square Dance Club?

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Charles T. Harper is pictured here as he ran for city council in Homestead in 1924. Charles was the Boynton FEC Station Agent in 1910 and was married to Cora Stickney Harper who founded the Boynton ... See more

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1 month ago

The Boynton Casino opened in June 1928 - over 90 years ago. Does anyone have any photos of its dedication in your family photo albums?

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1 month ago
A City Hall will be demolished, and you're invited to the watch party

https://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/palm-beach/boynton-beach/fl-boynton-redevelopment-20181108-story.html

It might seem odd to celebrate the destruction of a City Hall building, but that’s exactly what Boynton Beach is doing. And you’re invited to come watch, too.

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1 month ago

In 1898, Byrd Spilman Dewey authored Bruno, an autobiographical novel featuring her dog Bruno as the main character. Her book, published by Little and Brown, sold over 100,000 copies its first year ... See more

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1 month ago

This especial map proclaiming "The East Coast of Florida is paradise regained" came out the same year that Byrd Spilman Dewey and husband Fred Sidney Dewey (an agent for Flagler's land company) ... See more

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1 month ago

Teacher Ava Weaver's home on SE 5th Avenue, built in the 1920s and still standing today.

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1 month ago
City of Boynton Beach, Government

SEEKING NOMINATIONS FOR UNSUNG SUPERHEROES

We know there are many UNSUNG SUPERHEROES in Boynton Beach that we do not know about…can you help us? Do you know someone who is currently providing a ... See more

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1 month ago
Boynton Beach: Construction means city will light tree in Dewey Park for Christmas

Byrd Spilman Dewey and husband Fred would approve. https://thecoastalstar.com/profiles/blogs/boynton-beach-construction-means-city-will-light-tree-in-dewey-pa

The Boynton Beach Civic Center, library and surrounding buildings were demolished in October. City Hall, police headquarters and other areas north of Ocean Ave…

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1 month ago
Nomad Surf Shop

Our favorite neighbors are back in town ✌🏼Come and grab your sticker today.

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1 month ago

2001 Boynton GALA poster by Gary Calabro

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1 month ago
Newsletter

Besides our research blog about Torchio's, this was our most shared research blog i http://www.boyntonhistory.org/a-village-tragedy/n the history of our Boynton History site:

The Historian – The Boynton Beach Historical Society’s newsletter provides unique insights into the town’s colorful past. Previous issues can be downloaded from the links below. B…

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1 month ago
Photos from Historic Boynton Beach's post

West Palm Beach Rotary Club Views Boynton Dam - Huge drainage project! (The Lake Worth Herald,09 Oct 1919)

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1 month ago

Miss Gillian's School of Dance, Laura Lee Monroe, Jane Hackett and Gillian Davis, ca. 1958

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To quote Joni Mitchell "'Don't it always seem to go, that you don't know what you've got till it's gone.." http://www.boyntonhistory.org/after-40-years-jim-torchios-finer-meats-deli-closes-its-doors/

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After 40 years, Jim Torchio’s Finer Meats & Deli closes its doors

To quote Joni Mitchell "'Don't it always seem to go, that you don't know what you've got till it's gone.." http://www.boyntonhistory.org/after-40-years-jim-torchios-finer-meats-deli-closes-its-doors/

On October 26, 2018, a hungry would be shopper stopped by Jim Torchio’s Finer Meats and Delicatessen and found a hand-written note scrawled on what looked like white butcher paper: “Torchio’s ... See more

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1 month ago

Please name all the family operated businesses that are still in Boynton: Bud's Chicken - Brinkman family; Ace Hardware - Pleasanton family; Hurricane Alley - Kelly/Guarnsey family; Main Street Car ... See more

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1 month ago
Photos from Historic Boynton Beach's post

Rubble is all that remains of the Boynton Civic Center, the Madsen Center, and the Boynton Beach City Library. Another layer of history gone but not forgotten.

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1 month ago

Cruising down A1A.

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Last week we learned that Torchio's on Woolbright Road by Leisureville closed with no notice after 40 years. We are writing a blog about Torchio's family butcher shop and deli and other family run ... See more

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1 month ago
Ocean Ridge: Residents fight to protect treasured lagoon

Across the bridge: Wellington Arms condominium in Ocean Ridge is 50! http://thecoastalstar.com/profiles/blogs/ocean-ridge-residents-fight-to-protect-treasured-lagoon?xg_source=msg_mes_network

The pool at Wellington Arms, a gathering point for residents, looks out over the lagoon and mangroves to the west. The lagoon is home to manatees, manta rays a…

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1 month ago

Boynton Girl Scouts - ca. 1940s (photo courtesy of Lenore Rayborn).

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Halloween 1946 style on the steps of the 1913 Boynton School. Who was that masked....?

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Halloween 1985 on the Boynton Ocean Avenue school campus- how many of these costumes do you remember?

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1 month ago

No more Torchios ??? I am in shock!!

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Didn't receive your Sept 2018/Oct 2018 issue of The Historian? We're sorry! The issue was more pages than usual and had trouble getting through the newfangled fancy sorters and scanners at the USPS. ... See more

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1 month ago
Miami Springs Historical Society

Incredible colorized footage of the great Miami Hurricane of 1926 from the Smithsonian Channel

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Photos from Historic Boynton Beach's post

Boats returning through the South Lake Worth (Boynton) Inlet.

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Boats returning through the South Lake Worth (Boynton) Inlet.

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