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This week in history: Delray Beach incorporated

The town of Delray was incorporated on Oct. 9th, 1911. In 1923, the town of Delray Beach, encompassing the barrier island east of the Intracoastal, was incorporated. Four years later, on May 11, 1927, the two towns united into the city of Delray Beach.


In 1973 The Palm Beach Post-Times ran a story featuring historic photos collected by the Delray Beach Historical Society. Reprints of vintage photographs are still available for purchase from the historical society archives.


The Cromer Building on the southwest corner of Atlantic Avenue and Fifth Avenue housed the Bank of Delray. It was the city’s first concrete structure. Bicycles and horse-drawn carriages were the main means of transportation when this shot was taken in the early 1900s. (Courtesy Delray Beach Historical Society)


Atlantic Avenue west of the railroad tracks in 1900. (Courtesy Delray Beach Historical Society)

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Posted in Flashback blog and Our history in photos October 10, 2011 at 6:00 am.

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