The Butler House
Deerfield Beach’s Historic Home
Deerfield Beach pioneers and civic leaders, James D. and Alice Butler built their new home from plans obtained from The Ladies Home Journal of September 1923. This Mediterranean Revival style building cost $10,000.00 to build and it is situated on almost four city lots. The house is built of hollow tile, the interior walls are plaster on lath and the roof is made from Spanish terra cotta tiles.
Deerfield’s First Church
First Zion Baptist
In 1902 two Methodist leaders, Reverend Lawrence and Mrs. Knight, brought together members of Deerfield’s black community to worship. There were less that 40 blacks living here at the time and even fewer whites. They began to hold services in a hut build of palmettos located near where the Braithewaite School eventually came to be located.
Florida Highwayman Artists
Sunday, February, 22nd
380 East Hillsboro Blvd
The Deerfield Beach Historical Society welcomes the famous and talented artists, the FLORIDA HIGHWAYMEN, to the Historic Butler House on Sunday, February 22, 2015, 2:00-5:00pm, as part of their Black History Month activities during “Sundays at the Butler House”. Meet and greet Al Black and Mary Ann Carroll, two of the original 26 artists known as the Highwaymen. All displayed artwork will be available for purchase at the event.
There will free tours of the Butler House, live music by “Forest” and food and drink.
Laura J. Lucas
Roots, Branches and Twigs
Wednesday, February 18th
Deerfield Beach City Hall, Commission Chambers
This presentation is part of History at High Noon, a series of talks sponsored by the Deerfield Beach Historical Society. Light refreshments are served; free entrance, donations accepted. For more information, go to the Historical Society’s website, www.deerfield-history.org, or call (561) 429-0378.