Monday - 10/11 - Delray Then and Now - A benefit for the Delray Beach Preservation Trust is held at the old Arcade Tap Room (now Gol! The taste of Brazil), 411 East Atlantic Ave. Sponsored by the Delray Business Executives in conjunction with the Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce, the event includes a champagne reception, culinary bar, live music, video presentation and opening of the time capsule from the old (1949) Atlantic High School. 5:30 pm. $25. 243-8755.
TOP: What is believed to be the original Delray Beach pavilion is seen on July 4th, 1916. The runners in the photograph are holding small American flags. This structure existed until the 1926-28 hurricanes.
MIDDLE: Volunteers built the “classic” pavilion in 1929 with money raised in the community. It was destroyed in the 1947 hurricane.
BOTTOM: The current pavilion is south of where the earlier ones were located at the corner of A1A and Atlantic Ave. According to Dottie Patterson at the Delray Beach Historical Society, “The previous location made a beautiful view looking east from the bridge as the pavilion was framed by colonnades of tall Royal Palms.” Photo by Jerry Lower
Postcard and historical photographs courtesy of the Delray Beach Historical Society.