Boynton Beach Historical Society

The Rise and Fall of the Boynton Beach Mall and the Congress Avenue Corridor. What happens next?

“MAYBERRY BY THE SEA” GROWING PAINS Once a sleepy little village by the sea, Boynton Beach’s population doubled between 1970 and 1980 (18,000 to 36,000). The area experienced tremendous growth due to technological changes in transportation & communication and this shifted the economy from family-operated businesses to commercial enterprises. These … Continue reading

The Orange Blossom Express

Excitement filled the air in the newly chartered Town of Boynton by the sea. The long awaited Orange Blossom Express had completed its extension to Miami, and was scheduled to stop in Boynton. This monumental event embodied even more prosperity for south Florida. The last few years saw dizzying growth. … Continue reading

Historical Society Officers Conduct Award Winning Historic Moonlight Cemetery Tours

Woodlawn Cemetery Tours For more information and to register please call the City of West Palm Beach at 561-804-4900 2023 Tours Friday, February 3, 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 3, 6:30 p.m Thursday, April 6, 6:30 p.m Sponsored by the City of West Palm Beach – Historic Preservation Program & Parks and … Continue reading

Boynton’s Post Office History

Transportation advances opened South Florida to settlers in the 1890s. Before then, only the few pioneer families who took advantage of the 1862 Florida Homestead Act, indigenous tribe members, and African Americans were living in today’s Palm Beach County.   Those demographics changed with the advent of Henry Flagler’s Florida … Continue reading

Ward Miller’s Briny Breezes at Shore Acres: The Early Years

Wintering in Boynton In November 1920, Mr. and Mrs. Ward B. Miller arrived to spend the winter in Boynton. Accompanying Miller and his wife Agnes was their daughter Ruth, son Howard and his new bride, Thomasine. The elder Millers looked forward to the mild climate, and time relaxing and socializing … Continue reading

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