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 Boynton Woman's Club. He drew plans for the Boynton Town Hall, but they were never materialized. https://www.palmbeachdailynews.com/news/20181120/exhibition-shows-how-addison-mizner-changed-palm-beach-lifestyle ... 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-
Talking Turkey at Boynton Elementary School, ca. 1978 (40 years ago this week)!
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? Thank you! ... See more
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 the first Thanksgiving in 1621. ... See more
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 bridge in 1974. ... See more
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.
Boynton Elementary class, ca. 1971.
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 Beach Pratt Hall 235 SW 6th Ave Boynton Beach FL 33435 ... See more
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.
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 listen as Ralph Papa discusses the highlights of his restoration work on the five murals hanging at Forest Park Elementary School’s by Boynton Beach artist Bernard P. Thomas. The five paintings, painted in 1964, depict landscape and nature themes and scenes from the Seminoles and Old Florida: Capt. Long John Silver and his crew, geese flying above a lake and a giant marlin jumping out of the water. Papa’s work was made possible by the Boynton Beach Historical Society. He will also discuss the work that the artists of Plein Air Palm Beach are doing in capturing today’s scenes for tomorrow's history. No program in December. See you Jan 21, 2019. Happy Holidays! ... See more
Boyntonites drafted in World War I.
Who remembers the Cast-off Square Dance Club?
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 Woman’s Club in 1909. ... See more
The Boynton Casino opened in June 1928 - over 90 years ago. Does anyone have any photos of its dedication in your family photo albums?
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.
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 and was used as a reader in many schools. That same year, Mrs. Dewey, whose husband was cousin to Admiral George Dewey, founded the fledgling Town of Boynton. ... See more
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) platted the Town of Boynton in 1898. It's been 120 years since the original Boynton settlement and coming up on 100 years (1920) since the Town of Boynton incorporated. Citation: Beckwith, J. P, Florida East Coast Steamship Co, and Florida East Coast Railway. The east coast of Florida is paradise regained. [S.l, 1898] Map. https://www.loc.gov/item/2003627030/. ... See more
Teacher Ava Weaver's home on SE 5th Avenue, built in the 1920s and still standing today.
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 significant contribution to our community when no one is looking? We want to know! Be it a 5-year-old or 95-year-old, we are looking for individuals who have not already received recognition for their act(s) of kindness or service towards an individual, organization, animal(s) or the environment. Thirteen UNSUNG SUPERHEROES will be selected and highlighted in the City’s 2019 Calendar. The criteria and nomination form are available on the City's website at Boynton-Beach.org/superheroes. Nominees may also call 561-742-6019, or email LansburghL@bbfl.us, for a nomination form. Please note the deadline is Monday, November 19. Lori LaVerriere | Boynton Beach Fire Rescue Department | Boynton Beach City Library | Boynton Beach Art in Public Places | City of Boynton Beach Recreation and Parks Department | Boynton Beach Utilities ... See more
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…
Our favorite neighbors are back in town ✌🏼Come and grab your sticker today.
2001 Boynton GALA poster by Gary Calabro
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…
West Palm Beach Rotary Club Views Boynton Dam - Huge drainage project! (The Lake Worth Herald,09 Oct 1919)
Miss Gillian's School of Dance, Laura Lee Monroe, Jane Hackett and Gillian Davis, ca. 1958
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 is no… ... See more
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 Wash - Zengage family; Goodyear Easy Pay Tire - Besecker family; Nomad Surf Shop - Heavyside family - keep the list going... ... See more
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.
Cruising down A1A.
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 Boynton businesses. Please share your memories of Torchio's. We are also collecting photos and memories of Boynton for the 100th anniversary book coming out in 2020...let's hear from you. ... See more
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…
Boynton Girl Scouts - ca. 1940s (photo courtesy of Lenore Rayborn).
Halloween 1946 style on the steps of the 1913 Boynton School. Who was that masked....?
Halloween 1985 on the Boynton Ocean Avenue school campus- how many of these costumes do you remember?
No more Torchios ??? I am in shock!!
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. You may be receiving it in the mail now. We don't want you to miss out on the fantastic schedule of programs we have coming up! Would you like an email reminder about our upcoming program? Go to http://www.boyntonhistory.org/contact/ and leave a message saying - REMIND ME! ... See more
Incredible colorized footage of the great Miami Hurricane of 1926 from the Smithsonian Channel
Boats returning through the South Lake Worth (Boynton) Inlet.
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