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Boca Raton in Palm Beach County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Boca Raton Town Hall

 
 
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By Jay Kravetz, May 18, 2016
1. Boca Raton Town Hall Marker
Inscription.  Designed in the Mediterranean Revival style by the architect Addison C. Mizner and completed by the architect William E. Alysmeyer, the Boca Raton Town Hall opened in April 1927 as the city's first municipal building, fire station and police department. The Cramer & Cramer Construction Company developed architectural plans with an elaborate front entrance, a gilded dome atop the bell tower and interior finishes with products of the Mizner Industries.

The Woman's Club opened Boca Raton's first public library here in 1927 and the second floor served as a private residence of the fire chief for a number of years. In the early years, the Council Chamber/Court Room was the only public meeting room in Boca Raton and was used by numerous social groups, as well as providing a polling place for city voters. In 1975, the city declared that the building should become a museum and in 1976 the Boca Raton Historical Society located its office here.

In recognition of its historic and architectural significance, the Boca Raton Town Hall was listed in the National Register of Historic Places as "Old City Hall" in 1980. Several municipal
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By Jay Kravetz, May 18, 2016
2. Boca Raton Town Hall Marker
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offices occupied the building until 1983 and the Town Hall was restored to its original architectural design by the Boca Raton Historical Society in 1984 for use as a local history museum and archives.
 
Erected 1991 by Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-333.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1927.
 
Location. 26° 21.08′ N, 80° 5.195′ W. Marker is in Boca Raton, Florida, in Palm Beach County. Marker is at the intersection of North Federal Highway (U.S. 1) and East Boca Rotan Road, on the right when traveling south on North Federal Highway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 71 N Federal Hwy, Boca Raton FL 33432, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sanborn Square (within shouting distance of this marker); F.E.C. Railway Depot, Boca Raton (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Sanborn Wall (approx. one mile away); Old Floresta Historic District (approx. 1.1 miles away); Boca Raton Army Air Field B-34 Crash (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Barefoot Mailmen (approx. 2.2 miles away); First Zion Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 2.6 miles away); Branhilda Richardson Knowles Memorial Park and Historic Cemetery (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boca Raton.
 
Boca Raton Town Hall image. Click for full size.
By Jay Kravetz, May 18, 2016
3. Boca Raton Town Hall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 4, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 18, 2016, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 229 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 18, 2016, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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