Since its founding, the Boca Raton Historical Society has embraced advocacy of historic preservation as one of its principle missions. We believe that historic preservation can and does define, enhance, and maintain the character of our community as well as its livability. In the rapidly changing world which is South Florida today, our very heritage is at stake as historic structures and sites - the few tangible reminders of our historic and sometimes hard-scrabble past - are fast disappearing. It is incumbent upon the citizens of the present to preserve these reminders for future generations.
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ENDANGERED! 214 S.W. Second Avenue
ENDANGERED! 156 N.E. Eleventh Street
The owner of the Fountain family house at 156 NE 11th (Pearl) Street is planning to demolish the house so she can build a new structure. This ca. 1929 wood frame cottage, once so common here, is the oldest house left in the Pearl City historic district, but we understand the costs to restore it will be prohibitive to the owner. The owner has offered to donate this house to a nonprofit or government agency, however, this will not happen without a site to move it to. A rough estimate for relocating and restoring the house is $250,000. We believe it would be possible to raise these funds through grants and donations, however, we cannot solicit funds without a relocation site. So far, we have been unsuccessful finding such a site. Any suggestions for a new location or interest in the house, email email@example.com .