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Exploring the Boca Raton Historical Markers

Posted by Gloria Singer on Wednesday, August 21st, 2013 at 4:16pm.

Living in Boca Raton brings more than just great beaches, sunshine and an ocean view. Many historic markers are found in Boca and the surrounding area. If you love history or you just want to better acquaint yourself with the area, here are some of the many historic markers you can visit.

Boca Raton

Within Boca Raton, you will find three specific historic markers: The Barefoot Mailman, Florida East Coast Railway Depot and the Boca Raton Town Hall. All three of these provides history and fascination for both visitors and residents.

The Barefoot Mailman is one of the most unique and it's found at Spanish River Park off A1A. This mailman signifies the 66-mile walk taken by United States mailmen in the late 1800s from Palm Beach to Miami. They would walk barefoot through the Boca area and one of the mailmen drown in the Hillsborough Inlet.

The Florida East Coast Railway Depot is found at 747 South Dixie Highway and provides a look into the late 1800s rail system in the area. This was a big reason for the growth of the area, at the time and the railways provided transportation for people and goods.

Finally, in Boca, the Boca Raton Town Hall provides a look at the architectural styles of Addison C. Mizner and William E. Alysmeyer. It opened in 1927 and was the first municipal building of the city. It's located at 71 North Federal Highway.

Other area historic markers include:

Boynton Beach

  • Boynton Beach Woman's Club
  • 1913 Boynton Elementary School

Delray Beach

  • Delray Wreck
  • Florida East Coast Railway Station
  • Orange Grove House of Refuge No. 3
  • Sandoway House and Nature Center

Jupiter

  • Military Trail
  • Sawfish Bay
  • World War II Naval Housing Building
  • Scuba Works

Palm Beach

  • Coastal Patrol Base No. 3
  • Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea
  • Rabbit Hill House
  • Royal Poinciana Hotel
  • Sea Gull Cottage

West Palm Beach

  • Evergreen Cemetery
  • Flagler Park
  • Grandview Heights Historic District
  • Seaboard Air Line Station
  • Stub Canal Turning Basin

There are many other historic markers throughout the area and history buffs will love visiting all of them.

Gloria Singer is the Broker of Boca Expert Realty, a boutique Boca Raton real estate company with a focus on professional service and an unparalleled customer experience. Our select agents are amongst the top performing professionals in the field. Visit www.BocaExpert.com for information on Boca Raton, Delray Beach and Highland Beach real estate and to connect with an expert in the local market. 

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