52 Deerfield Moments: #10
The Old School House

City Hall in early Deerfield Beach, FL

52 Moments in Deerfield History

The Old School House

Becomes City Hall

The Old School House was completed in 1920. It is a two room masonry building that housed students from 1920 to 1926. At that point the student population outgrew the building and it was converted to City Hall and a community center. It was where the community gathered for different occasions including Saturday night square dances.

It remained a City building until in 1977 when it was restored to its original condition by the Deerfield Beach Historical Society through a grant from the Bicentennial Commission. The Old School House is registered as a  Florida Historic Site and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Old School House was actually the second school building in Deerfield  Beach. The first one being a small clapboard structure located on the southwest corner of Second Avenue and Hillsboro Blvd.