Woman’s Club of Deerfield
A Long History of Service
The Woman’s Club of Deerfield was first incorporated in 1926. It grew from a club named The Bluebirds started by Mrs. JD Turner in 1919. One of its earliest and most important contribution to our community was the establishment of a library that has evolved into today’s Percy White Library.
The Old School House
Becomes City Hall
The Old School House was completed in 1920. It is a two room masonry building that housed students from 1920 to 1926. At that point the student population outgrew the building and it was converted to City Hall and a community center. It was where the community gathered for different occasions including Saturday night square dances.
Deerfield’s First Telephone
Technology Comes to Town
Deerfield got its first telephone in 1914 and it reached all the way to Delray Beach. It was in 1915 that the first long distance line was put in across the country and technology had come to Deerfield.
The original phone was wall mounted made of wood with a mouthpiece attached to the unit on the wall and the ear piece was attached to a wire and was hand held separately.
In this photo JB Wiles, one of the pioneers of our city, talks on one of Deerfield’s first phones.
Sally J. Ling
A Cold Case Murder Mystery
Wednesday, January 21st
Deerfield Beach City Hall, Commission Chambers
Join local historian and author Sally Ling as she shares insights into eight years of research and discovery that led her to write her latest fascinating novel “Who Killed Leno and Louise?” 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