At Boynton Beach Memorial Park.
I ❤️ Jaycee Park. Before meeting the family to play on the playground, I took the time to revisit the graphics we worked on all those years ago! Having grown up in Boynton Beach, this project was especially fun to help Linda Emerson Interpretive Design create graphics that tell the story of Boynton Beach’s rich fishing history and ties to the ocean! ❤️☀️🌴🐠 Linda Emerson Interpretive Design Historic Boynton Beach ... See more
When Motorola opened in 1983 on a former cow pasture on the SE corner of Congress and 22nd, the new pager industry brought an influx of engineers, factory workers and others to the still rather small-town Boynton. The plant was demolished in 2004 and replaced by Renaissance Commons (Aerial view looking southeast at the Motorola plant in Boynton Beach. ca 1983. Color slide. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory). ... See more
Remembering those who gave their lives for our country. Today honoring one of the earliest documented Boynton sons to perish during active service. 101 years ago, during World War I, Seaman 2nd Class Samuel Alexander Skellinger age 25, was killed aboard the U.S.S. Cyclops (a collier). The ship carrying 306 people including enlisted men and passengers disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle on March 4, 1918 and was never heard from again. It is one of the Bermuda Triangle's great mysteries. Although the ship disappeared on March 4, 1918, the designated date of death for every one on board is June 14, 1918. ... See more
Time for an afternoon...history break! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2v1Q6COvX64
We explore a tale of two cities. These neighboring coastal towns are full of charm and creativity. In Boca Raton, we’ll take a nostalgic train ride through t...
How many of these Boynton tourist attractions do you remember? Show us your pictures!
Time for an afternoon...history break! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrqbCDlOL1k
By Rayshawn Harris also known as chocolate dinosaur.
Who remembers the bicentennial our nation celebrated in 1976? What events did you attend?
Moments in time. 2014 Seminole Exhibit at the Schoolhouse Children’s Museum and Learning Center.
Time for an afternoon...History Break! https://youtu.be/CdkMScF1sgs
I GREW UP IN SOUTH FLORIDA IN THE 60'S 70'S & 80'S VIDEO TRIBUTE TO FLL
The 1926 high school gymnatorium at 80, ca. 2006. Can't wait to see the final renovations. What are your most vivid memories of this school?
Time for an afternoon...History Break! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbw36RNjTDw
The history of the Jewish community of Boca Raton, Florida takes its beginning in 1931 when the first Jewish family moved to this small hamlet and Addison Mi...
Matchbook from the Ann Marie Motel. Today this motel at 911 S. Federal Highway still stands and operates as the Tiki Hut Motel.
Time for an afternoon...History Break! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2FheWF8qiA&t=87s
Brief video history of Fort Lauderdale by the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society.
1903 map showing local settlements and the post office name.
Richard Katz shared these ca. early 2000 photos of Boynton's oldest commercial structure, the 1909 Boynton Woman's Club, prior to its ultimate demise. The original club was constructed with lumber salvaged from the barkentine Coquimbo's wreck. The building served the community in several reincarnations, including Beane's Exterminating (as shown here under the facade during renovation). Robert Katz purchased the building as part of the downtown renaissance, and planned to open the building as a neighborhood bar/grill - called "The Wreck." City permitting issues preempted the restoration and opening. ... See more
Don’t forget, today, Sunday May 19th is the last Boynton Beach Historical Society meeting until fall. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Program and dinner 5-6:30 p.m. 235 SW 6th Avenue. Please bring a dish to serve 8 or donate $10 at the door. ... See more
Thank you for all the likes and shares! According to Facebook analytics, of our 7,600 followers the largest age group is now 25-34 year olds. What would you like to see on HBB?
Time for an afternoon...History Break! (aerial tour of Stuart area beaches including the House of Refuge at Gilbert's Bar). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1CxGvYTx4E
Skyline Aerial Media Sight Seeing in S. Florida
This ca. 1910 Palm Beach Farms advertisement featured Boynton farmer Mr. Littleton Tedder and his tomatoes. Tedder and other Boynton truck farmers grew "toms" and assorted winter vegetables. Young men and boys crafted shipping crates, young women and girls wrapped each tomato before packing the crates with toms; the bounty shipped via the Florida East Coast railway to northern markets. ... See more
Do you have "hidden history" tucked away in a closet, drawer, old trunk or in a storage unit? Do you have old, unidentified photos? Please don't throw away history. We look deeper into photographs and ephemera to identify the people, places and events, and make connections to local, state and regional history. ... See more
Looking east, Ocean Avenue and site of 500 Ocean (ca. 2015).
Time for an afternoon...History Break! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9RR0nZWxrM
There are few pools in the country that can rival the massive size of this aquifer-fed beauty, and certainly none can match its storied past. Many swimming p...
Cute 1960s-era cartoon depicting "A fishes view of the Florida coast" by Gersher from the Boynton Beach Star courtesy of Bill Beck.
Time for an afternoon...History Break! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClLFnJNDenU
Speaking of History - Backroads of Paradise: A Journey to Rediscover Old Florida. April 9, 2017 Cathy Salustri, a graduate of USFSP's Florida Studies Program...
Because we persisted...and thanks to a great outpouring of community support from preservationists, historians, artists, alumni, neighbors & friends, this 1926 community treasure still exists. The old Boynton school’s renovations are absolutely stunning! The new cultural center is underway as an anchor in the Town Square redevelopment. ... See more
RPPC view of the Boynton Beach Florida East Coast Railway Depot.
FL - 1910’s VERY RARE POSTCARD! Florida Main Street at Boynton FLA - Palm Beach County
FL - 1910’S VERY RARE! FLORIDA Main Street at Boynton FLA - Palm Beach County - $35.95. This is a wonderful vintage 1910’s postcard. Scene shows a view of Main Street at Boynton, FLA. Located 13 miles south of Palm Beach. Postcard is in very good condition and is postally unused. A nice addition... ... See more
"Like" and share if you remember Galaxy Elementary School. Constructed in 1958 as Boynton Junior High School, today the compound is home to the Galaxy 3E School.
Ray & Jesse Daugharty owned this house on Ocean Avenue just west of the FED railroad. Bob Katz was among the last owners - after his death the home (thought to be a Sears, Roebuck house) was demolished. Locals and visitors delighted in our "mini-Victorian" home. Later names were the "Gingerbread House" for its colorful trim and the "cat house" for the many sentinel and alley cats that congregated in the vicinity. ... See more
Time for an afternoon...History Break! https://www.gulfstreamschool.org/apps/video/watch.jsp?v=55992 (12 minute video of the history of Gulf Stream, Florida, polo fields and the Gulf Stream School and Golf Club) ca. 1938. ... See more
Gulf Stream School is located in Gulf Stream, Florida and serves pre-kindergarten through eighth grade.
School teacher Miss Annie Streater Shepard poses on the east steps of the new Boynton School in 1913. Students from grades 1-4 pose for this school photograph.
Take a walk through the Boynton Memorial Cemetery and see if you can identify any early monuments memorializing our earliest citizens. Some markers are now missing and the trees have been removed. Here are two that are depicted in the picture. Nineteen year-old Sophronia “Frona” Austin 1890-1909 (drowned) and 36 year-old mother of three Naomi Flora 1884-1920 (influenza). ... See more
Who remembers the previous names for today’s Boynton Beach Blvd.? (Fort Lauderdale News, 24 Jan 1982).
Very proud of our 1st VP/Program Chair, Barbara Ready, as she accepts the May 2019 National Historic Preservation Month proclamation from Mayor Steven B Grant at last night's City Commission meeting!! Congratulations, Barbara! "WHEREAS, historic preservation is an effective tool for promoting sustainable development, revitalizing neighborhoods, fostering local pride, promoting tourism, and maintaining community character; WHEREAS, it is important to acknowledge and celebrate the benefit of history, architecture, and archaeology to our lives and the contributions made by dedicated individuals in helping to preserve the tangible aspects of the heritage that has shaped the City; WHEREAS, historic preservation can be the center of community discussion; uniting residents behind an important cause; WHEREAS, the City of Boynton Beach is a Certified Local Government (CLG) in accordance with the program requirements of the State of Florida’s Division of Historical Resources, Bureau of Historic Preservation; and WHEREAS, the City of Boynton Beach also continues to demonstrate its commitment to preservation, in part, with the integration of historic elements into redevelopment efforts such as the 1913 Boynton School and the adaptive re-use of the City’s 1927 High School as part of the Town Square project. NOW THEREFORE, I, Steven B. Grant, Mayor of the City of Boynton Beach, Florida, do hereby proclaim the month of May Two Thousand Eighteen as: National Historic Preservation Month And call upon the people of Boynton Beach to join their fellow citizens across the United States in recognizing and participating in this special observance. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and cause the Seal of the City of Boynton Beach, Florida, to be affixed at Boynton Beach Florida, the 7th day of May Two Thousand Nineteen. "NOW THEREFORE, I, Steven B. Grant, Mayor of the City of Boynton Beach, Florida, do hereby proclaim the month of May Two Thousand Eighteen as: National Historic Preservation Month, And call upon the people of Boynton Beach to join their fellow citizens across the United States in recognizing and participating in this special observance." ... See more
Photos of my Past...
Share if you remember the joy of fishing off of a Boynton Beach based head boat (tangled lines and all)! Family enterprises such as the Sea Mist have provided family recreation and an introduction to deep sea fishing for over 70 years. ... See more
1883 Time Capsule Flight! https://youtu.be/2pDsQl7rQmQ
See my sister's blog post here: https://jacquithurlowlippisch.com/2019/03/12/lake-worth-through-the-haulover-and-sawgrass-route-to-jupiter-inlet-1883-time-ca...
Time for an afternoon...History Break! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBfehTiyCMY
Expertly Maintained Southern Machinery Cuke/Pepper Line with Sizer & Automatic Box Fillers Built by Southern Machinery Corporation, this Expertly Maintained ...
Bernard Preston Thomas' exhibition at the Boynton Beach City Library, ca. 2009
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