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52 Deerfield Moments: #52 - The Promise Of A Higher Education

52 Deerfield Moments: #52 – Deerfield Beach Historical Society

Bringing History to the Community Deerfield Beach Historical Society The Deerfield Beach Historical Society was founded in October of ’73 and incorporated in June of ’91. It is the second oldest Historical Society in Broward County. The Society is responsible for four historical properties, all of which are on the State Register of Historic Places […]

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52 Deerfield Moments: #51 - Sullivan Park

52 Deerfield Moments: #51 – Sullivan Park

A Gem on the Intracoastal Sullivan Park Sullivan Park is a 3.38 acre site that sits on the intracoastal waterway and Hillsboro Boulvard.  On this parcel formerly stood a packinghouse (1920s) that later became The Riverview Club, a restaurant and gambling house. When gambling was outlawed, it became the Riverview Restaurant, well-known for its seafood

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52 Deerfield Moments: #48 - Island Water Sports

52 Deerfield Moments: #48 – Island Water Sports

Island Water Sports Surf Central Kirk Cottrell first opened Island Water Sports in October, 1978 in Pompano Beach. Within a year, they moved to Deerfield Beach. Providing surf gear, surf clothing, surf boards and surf culture; the shop quickly became “Surf Central” in Deerfield Beach. The business boomed during the 1980’s. IWS began to franchise

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52 Deerfield Moments: #46 - Pittsburgh Pirates in Deerfield Beach

52 Deerfield Moments: #46 – Pittsburgh Pirates in Deerfield Beach

Pittsburgh Pirates in Deerfield Beach So Very Close Construction had already begun on a spring training facility for the Pittsburgh Pirates when the Florida Supreme Court, in 1966, halted the sale of $1.5 million in bonds that would have financed it. Legal agreements had already been approved and executed in 1965 to bring their minor

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52 Deerfield Moments: #45 - The Promise Of A Higher Education

52 Deerfield Moments: #45 – Butler Scholarship

The Promise Of A Higher Education The Butler Scholarship The JD Butler and Alice Butler Scholarship Foundation was created in 1978 through the generosity of Alice W. Butler in memory of their children, Evelyn Butler, Reba Butler, and J.D.Butler, Jr. It was Mrs. Butler’s expressed wish to assist students who graduated from Deerfield Beach High

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52 Deerfield Moments: #44 - Chamber of Commerce

52 Deerfield Moments: #44 – Chamber of Commerce

Local Businesses Come Together Deerfield Beach Chamber of Commerce After several attempts to form a Chamber of Commerce, Deerfield Beach’s Chamber finally came together in 1953. Robert Sullivan had been developing the Cove area and donated land on Hillsboro Boulevard to be used to house the Chamber. The Chamber of Commerce building was built and

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