2nd Ave SE and 2nd St SE.
John Remus was a butcher in 1940s & 50s. He worked for various places
including Piggly-Wiggly and Food Fair. To make additional money, he saw advertisement
for a Venetian blind cleaning machine. His young son, Rodney, lent him the money
from his newspaper sales on Atlantic. The machine did not work very well and
the strapping would break on the blinds. So the family started repairing
them. That led the successful interior blind and plantation shutter business. Today
the business is run by his sons, Rodney and Dudley.
Austin Phoenix owned a
mule and wagon that he used to deliver block of ice to families. He was obligated
to alternate his route so that his customers would a receive reasonably fair share of their bi-weekly supply which was wrapped
in burlap bags.
Delray High School graduate (Old School Square), William Cox, recalled the return to high school of the brother of
his classmate Iko Takumi after WWII. He was much older, handsome and “could
really do the Jitterbug”. The memory is strong because he knew both the
war veteran and the bulldozed lot where the Takumi home had stood on Yamato before the government confiscated the land.
Mr. Spady and the School
In the 1930s and 40s, SD
Spady petitioned the Palm Beach County school board to name his school Carver High School.
The School Board would write to him as principal of “Delray Colored School”, but he would always write
to them as principal of “Carver High School.”