PHOTOS: Happy birthday, Boynton Beach! It used to look like this


Happy 119th birthday to Nate’s town!

Otherwise known as Boynton Beach, named after Civil War major and hotelier Nathan Boynton. The “Town of Boynton,” which later came to be known as Boynton Beach, was created on Sept. 26, 1898.

RELATED: SEE MORE OF OUR OLD BOYNTON BEACH PHOTOS

To celebrate, we decided to pore through our photo archives and see how many of you Boyntonians and other longtime Palm Beach County residents and history buffs remember some of these Boynton sights.

SUNSHINE SQUARE MALL. It’s still there, the Publix, too, but it looked like this in 1967.

THE BOYNTON BEACH CASINO. The Spanish-influenced structure had everything from a bath house to a ball room. It was razed in the 1960s. “I can remember many a good time there,” former City Clerk Teresa Padget told the Post.

RELATED: DO YOU REMEMBER THESE FAMOUS BOYNTONIANS?

THE OLD WELCOME SIGN. Who remembers Rick Rhoden? Back in 1977, the former major league pitcher’s name was right up there on city limit signs, along with ‘Hitchhiking prohibited,’ ‘Bird Sanctuary’ and ‘Radar-Vascar in Use.’

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