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1913 Boynton Elementary School
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62
N 26° 31.636 W 080° 03.763
17R E 593380 N 2934418
Quick Description: Located at the Schoolhouse Children’s Museum, 129 East Ocean Ave.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 8/6/2016 1:26:13 PM
Waymark Code: WMRV8P
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member the federation
Views: 3

Long Description:
Boynton Elementary School/Boynton School, designed by West Palm Beach architect William Maughlin is of the masonry vernacular style, has two floors, six classrooms and attic space leading to the belfry. The original staircase and floors were built with Florida pine. On September 8, 1913, it became Boynton’s only school for 14 years. It housed 12 grades, had indoor plumbing and electricity installed in the 1920s. It was used as a public school and for community activities until 1989. In the 1990s the new settlers joined residents to revive downtown Boynton Beach, using the schoolhouse as the cornerstone. In 1998-99 the building underwent a $14 million restoration funded by the City of Boynton Beach and the State Division of Human Resources. On November 29, 2001, it opened to the public as the Schoolhouse Children’s Museum. Its mission is to encourage families to learn the history of Boynton Beach and Palm Beach County through interactive exhibitions and programs. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994.
Marker Number: F-627

Date: 2008

County: Palm Beach

Marker Type: City

Sponsored or placed by: The Boynton Cultural Center, Inc., the City of Boynton Beach and the Florida Department of State

Website: Not listed

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