Shown on early maps as “Boca Ratones,” many people wrongly assumed that the name simply says in English “Rat’s Mouth”. The word boca (or mouth, in English) from time to time is used to describe an inlet, while raton (mouse, in English) was used by Spanish sailors to describe rocks that scratched or broken boats. The name Boca Ratones originally appeared on eighteenth century maps associated with an inlet in the area of Biscayne Bay in Miami. At the beginning of the nineteenth century, the term was mistakenly moved north on most maps and applied to Lake Boca Raton, whose inlet was closed at that time.
The recent history of the city begins with the Addison Mizner’s Boca Raton Hotel. The “pink hotel” is still visible properties several miles as a building on the Intracoastal Waterway. The Pearl City neighborhood of property Boca Raton was originally established to house the service personnel of the hotel. Japanese farmers of the Yamato Colony converted the land real agent west of the city into pineapple plantations beginning in 1904. foreclosures During World War II much of their land was confiscated and used as test site B-29 bombers. The air base land was donated to become the site of Florida Atlantic University, from which many of its runways were parking at the base, while part of the base is now used by the Boca Raton Airport. The Japanese colonial legacy is remembered in Yamato Yamato Road (NW realtors 51st Street) north of real commercial the airport and at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in the northwest of the city.
The Boca Raton Resort and Club Tower has a height of 91 meters, has 28 floors and was completed in 1969. It is the tallest building in Boca Raton. Boca Raton was the site of two amusement parks still missing, Africa USA (1953-1961) and Ancient America (1953-1959). Africa broker U.S.A. was a wild animal park in which tourists listing traversed in a “Jeep Safari Train” throughout the park. It is now the Camino Gardens subdivision one mile west of Boca Raton Hotel. Ancient America was built surrounding a mound where lies a royal cemetery Calusa Indians. homes for sale Today, the mound is still visible from the U.S. Route 1 near Yamato Road.
In the late 1960s, Boca Raton became the southern-based International Business Machines Corporation. In 1965, with the extension of I-95 south of Florida, IBM purchased several hundred acres of real estate just west of the CSX rail line in northwest Florida Atlantic University. The construction of IBM’s main complex began in 1967 and the office complex was completed in foreclosure March 1970. The center was designed with self-sufficiency in mind, and it had its own electrical substation, water pumping stations. There was mass production of System/360 computers. condos for sale IBM was the birthplace of lease IBM PC, which then evolved into the IBM Personal System / 2. In 1987, IBM relocated their factories that went to the IBM PC Company to Research Triangle Park in townhouses Raleigh, North Carolina, and became the sumptuous manufacturing units in offices and laboratories, later producing great products, such as the operating system OS / 2 and VoiceType Dictation, known today as the realtor voice recognition software ViaVoice.
Boca Corporate Center and Campus originally was one of the labs where the IBM PC was created.
T-REX Corporate Center was originally realty one of IBM’s research labs where the houses IBM PC was created. It is located on Yamato Rd (NW 51st St), and is located near the Boca Raton Tri-Rail Station. IBM maintained its facilities at Boca Raton until 1996, when they were closed and was sold homes to Blue Lake Real Estate (Real Estate realestate Blue Lake), who sold it to T-REX Management Consortium. Today, T-REX has revitalized the facility and produced a business park and research of great success. chosen to receive the College of Arts and Science Distinguished Service Award in May 2009 is graduated from New York University and went on to earn a J.D. cum laude from North Carolina Central University Law School What was formerly the IBM Building 051, a separate annex to the condo former IBM campus property management at Spanish River Boulevard was donated to the commercial Palm Beach County School District (School District of Palm Beach County) and was converted into the Don Estridge High Tech Middle School. It was named in honor of Don Estridge, whose team was responsible for developing the IBM PC. IBM later returned in 2001 real sale opening the software development laboratory off Congress Avenue in July of that year.
In the 1980s, due to increased development to the west of the historic center of the city, some eastern areas began to home for sale decay, including the central and commercial area. For example, the old Boca Raton Mall, a shopping mall in the central area began to have lots of empty rooms, and occupied by marginal tenants, after the opening of Town Center at Boca Raton in a western area of the city, in 1979.
Following this, in the late 1980s, the city is reactive with a commercial property master plan to revitalize the central area and the commercial district, including the urbanization of a new commercial district, building infrastructure, creation of green areas, expansion Central Park, Sanborn Square, and restoration of old Town Hall to be transformed into a museum (the city council is moving there in the late 1980s).
Mizner Park is a great attraction in the financial district of Boca Raton.