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Boynton Beach Historical Society - Program Meeting

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Boynton Beach Historical Society - Program Meeting

Time: January 16, 2017 from 6:30pm to 8pm
Location: Boynton Beach Woman's Club
Street: 1010 S Federal Hwy
City/Town: Boynton Beach
Website or Map: http://www.boyntonhistory.org/
Phone: 561-327-4690
Event Type: local, history
Organized By: Annie Dee
Latest Activity: Jan 4, 2017

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Join us for an armchair tour, led by Wes Blackman, of the original, historic cottage structures that remain today and thrive in what has turned out to be an eclectic, artistic and diverse community known as the modern Lake Worth.  We’ll learn about the history of these “townsites” and how important the train line, a municipal electricity plant and a municipal water service were to the building of the city along with the impact of land booms and busts, hurricanes and the Great Depression.  The new book “The Cottages of Lake Worth – Living Large in Small Spaces” will also be on sale and available for signing.

About Wes Blackman:  Mr. Blackman has over 30 years’ experience in professional urban planning specializing in economic development and historical preservation projects in both the public and private sectors.  This works includes 10 years spent restoring and converting “Mar-a-Lago” from a private residence to a private club. In 1998, the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation recognized Mr. Blackman for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Historic Preservation/Rehabilitation for his efforts in the restoration of the estate and its conversion to a private club.

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