A0100 – Venos Photograph Collection

A0100 – Venos Photograph Collection


Date span: 1947-1953
Physical description: 7 items
Language note: English


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Acquisition information:  Received 22 August 2022 through mail, 2022.039

Preferred citation: From the collections of the Boynton Beach City Library Local History Archives, Venos Photo Collection (A0100), box and folder numbers or item numbers.


Historical Note: James Daniel “Dan” Venos (1895-1961) emigrated from Greece in 1911 or 1913 and worked as a barber in Detroit (1920), West Palm Beach (1930), and Lake Worth (1940 & 1957). Married in 1923 to Irene Mary Hawley (1901-1935), a dancer and owner of a retail clothing store in West Palm Beach; five children; divorced 1934. Married to Helen Maxine Brown (1915-1974) in 1940; at least one child. Dan and Maxine Venos were proprietors of the concession stand, Dan’s Fish Haven, at Boynton Inlet between 1947 and 1953.

Scope and Content Note: Photos of Fish Haven, a concession stand or small shop at Boynton Inlet and the surrounding area and Venos family.


Box 1
A0100-006Boynton Inlet parking lot, 1956. Parking lot at Boynton Inlet. Handwritten on back: "when the pump broke." Boynton Inlet was completely blocked by sand in January 1956 due to the sand pump breaking down.


A0100-001Dan and Maxine Venos at Fish Haven, c. 1950. Helen Maxine Brown Venos (1915-1974) and husband Dan Venos (1895-1961) in front of their store, Dan's Fish Haven, a refreshment and bait store at Boynton Inlet.


A0100-002Three children at Fish Haven, c. 1950. Three children. Handwritten on back: "Butchie" and his buddies, "Bilby" and "Bobby" - grandsons of the Nobels, the people who have the Docks.


A0100-003Butchie Venos, 1950. Boy on side of road, boat in background. Handwritten on back: Butchie Venos 1950.


A0100-004Hurricane Haven, 1950. Small building. Handwritten on back: Front parts were added in the 1930s to the small structure that was there before the Inlet work began. Torn down shortly after this picture was taken.



Boat Half Pint, 1950. Small boat coming through the Inlet.

A0100-007Boynton Inlet, 1956. Boy standing in dry bed of the Boynton Inlet, holding for sale sign. Handwritten on back: "when the pump broke." Boynton Inlet was completely blocked by sand in January 1956 due to the sand pump breaking down.