Former Old School Square President Leaves Lasting Legacy


Friends and family of former Old School Square President of the Board, Alan I. Armour, mourn his passing on Aug. 18.

Alan leaves an incredible legacy at the center and was instrumental in expanding the facilities at Old School Square.

Alan had a brilliant career starting his job at Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith in 1959. He attained the position of Vice President and enjoyed a 35 year career. It was during that tenure that he became actively involved with many non-profits in the community including serving as the Board President of the Delray Beach Playhouse and as President of the Board at Old School Square from 1994-1996.

Alan introduced many special friends and patrons to the cultural center.  Among those was Lettie McNeill who, upon her passing, made provisions to create the outdoor pavilion at Old School Square. Alan, as President of the Board, encouraged her involvement that resulted in the beautiful outdoor facility the community enjoys today.

Alan epitomized volunteer service and continued to always support the center and particularly the theatre until his health failed. He was a first generation board member and always touted the importance of Old School Square in the Delray Beach community.

“When I sit and enjoy a concert at Old School Square Pavilion,” says Old School Square founding President, Frances Bourque, “I fondly remember Alan and Lettie and what they gave to this community.”

The Pavilion was completed in 2002 and given to the City as a gift for everyone to enjoy.

Thank you, Alan Armour.