Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce
140 NE 1st Street,
Delray Beach, FL 33444

Phone: 561-278-0424
Preserving, celebrating and sharing the history of our Village by the Sea

The corner of Atlantic Ave. and A1A looking south, post 1947 Hurricane. This is where Burger-Fi, Luna Rosa and Boston's is today.

Last 2 days of Snailmail Summer Camp! Reading hour with Chloe... “Spongebob Squarepants: Special Delivery!”

Day's catch! Delray Beach 1961. Name the fish...?

The BON-AIR HOTEL history: The Spanish-style Casa Del Rey, at 126 E. Atlantic Ave was one of 4 resort hotels developed in the 1920s. It was described as being “in the heart of the city” and a “half block from the post office.” Built by Irwin J. Sinks, the hotel was a project of the Sterling family for daughter Ethel Sterling Williams to manage. It featured a retractable roof for the restaurant on top. It survived the real estate crash, the Great Depression and three powerful 20th century hurricanes. Its name was eventually changed to the BON-AIR.

Thanks Delray Newspaper for sharing news of our Summer Camp! #snailmail

Thanks Delray Newspaper for sharing news of our Summer Camp! #snailmail

What a pleasure and honor it is for us to capture oral & video histories for the official archive from multiple generations of people that grew up in Delray Beach.

It's SHARK WEEK! Caption this photo, from the DBHS archive.

What do you spy in this old aerial of Delray Beach?

Our three history exhibits - spanning prehistory to the 1940's - are OPEN! Thurs, Fri from 11am-3pm and Sat by reservation. August is FREE for locals. Groups, home owners assoc, camps welcome! Call for more info. 561.274.9578.

Adolf Hofman & family. Adolf was a farmer & entrepreneur, arriving here in 1896. He was founder of Delray’s first bank, instrumental in organizing Trinity Lutheran Church & developed 7 Delray neighborhoods during the 1920s & 30s.

Happy Birthday Beatrix Potter. #HeritageGarden


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