The Butler House
Deerfield Beach’s Historic Home

#1 Butler House Old

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.



Be A Volunteer

Your talents and volunteering spirit are important to the success and future of the Deerfield Beach Historical Society. Won’t you give a few hours of your time to “help make history” by supporting the operations and activities of the Society? There are many opportunities to volunteer in a variety of capacities to suit any interest or skill level. By volunteering your time, you’ll meet interesting people, have fun, and help us tell the story of Deerfield Beach, all the while learning more about our City’s colorful past.

To find out you can help contact elilly707@aol.com 561-299-8684



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.

Sundays at the Butler House

Highwaymen Al Black Painting3Florida Highwayman Artists

Sunday, February, 22nd

2-5 PM

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.

History at High Noon

history noonLaura 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.