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Palm Beach, Florida, USA

Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Florida, USA

Palm Beach was established as a resort by Henry Morrison Flagler, who made the Atlantic coast barrier island accessible via his Florida East Coast Railway. The nucleus of the community was established by Flagler's two luxury resort hotels, the Royal Poinciana Hotel and The Breakers Hotel. West Palm Beach was built across Lake Worth as a service town and has become a major city in its own right.

Flagler's house lots were bought by the beneficiaries of the Gilded Age, and in 1902 Flagler himself built a Beaux-Arts mansion, Whitehall, designed by the New York–based firm Carrère and Hastings and helped establish the Palm Beach winter "season" by constantly entertaining. The town was incorporated on 17 April 1911.


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  • 1872 - The first settlers arrive in Palm Beach, then known as "Lake Worth"

    www.townofpalmbeach.com

  • Palm Beach, Florida, USA
    The Flagler Trail
    Postcard
  • Palm Beach, Florida, USA
    Beach at the Casino
    Postcard
  • 1906
    Palmbeach, a post-village and fashionable resort of Dad co., Fla., is on a narrow strip of land between Lake Worth and the Atlantic Ocean, 65 miles...Read MORE...


  • The Town of Palm Beach was incorporated on April 17, 1911.

    www.townofpalmbeach.com

  • Palm Beach, Florida, USA
    Bethesda By-The-Sea, Episcopal Church
    Postcard
  • Palm Beach, Florida, USA
    Royal Poinciana from West Palm Beach, Palm Beach. Florida
    Postcard
  • Palm Beach, Florida, USA
    Palm Beach Pier
    Postcard
  • Palm Beach, Florida, USA
    Everglades Club
    Postcard
  • 1928 - Hurricane
    After devastating Puerto Rico, a ferocious storm whips ashore at Palm Beach, Florida. Rain from the hurricane fills Lake Okeechobee, Florida, causing ...Read MORE...


  • Palm Beach, Florida, USA
    Biltmore Hotel, Palm Beach, Florida
    Postcard
  • Palm Beach, Florida, USA
    Donahue Residence
    Postcard
  • Palm Beach, Florida, USA
    St. Edward's Church
    Postcard
  • Palm Beach, Florida, USA
    General View of Beautiful Palm Beach, Florida
    Postcard
  • Palm Beach, Florida, USA
    Sunrise Ave., Looking toward Palm Beach Biltmore Hotel
    St. Edwards Catholic Church and New Palm Beach Hotel in Foreground
    Postcard
  • Palm Beach, Florida, USA
    Famous Worth Ave., Palm Beach, Fla.
    Postcard
  • Palm Beach, Florida, USA
    Exclusive Bath and Tennis Club, 1942
    Postcard
  • Palm Beach, Florida, USA
    Winter Bathing at Palm Beach, 1943
    Postcard
  • 1954 - August 22 - WPTV TV channel 5 in Palm Beach, FL (NBC) begins broadcasting

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Old Photos, Pictures, Advertisements and Postcards from Palm Beach, Florida, USA


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The Flagler Trail
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Beach at the Casino
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Palm Beach, Florida, USA
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Bethesda By-The-Sea, Episcopal Church
Postcard

Palm Beach, Florida, USA
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Everglades Club
Postcard

Palm Beach, Florida, USA
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Royal Poinciana from West Palm Beach, Palm Beach. Florida
Postcard

Palm Beach, Florida, USA
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Palm Beach Pier
Postcard

Palm Beach, Florida, USA
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Biltmore Hotel, Palm Beach, Florida
Postcard

Palm Beach, Florida, USA
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Donahue Residence
Postcard

Palm Beach, Florida, USA
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St. Edward's Church
Postcard

Palm Beach, Florida, USA
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General View of Beautiful Palm Beach, Florida
Postcard



Palm Beach, Florida, USA
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Sunrise Ave., Looking toward Palm Beach Biltmore Hotel
St. Edwards Catholic Church and New Palm Beach Hotel in Foreground
Postcard

Palm Beach, Florida, USA
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Famous Worth Ave., Palm Beach, Fla.
Postcard

Palm Beach, Florida, USA
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Exclusive Bath and Tennis Club, 1942
Postcard

Palm Beach, Florida, USA
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Winter Bathing at Palm Beach, 1943
Postcard

History, News and Stories of Palm Beach, Florida, USA

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  • 1872 - The first settlers arrive in Palm Beach, then known as "Lake Worth"

    www.townofpalmbeach.com
  • 1906
    Palmbeach, a post-village and fashionable resort of Dad co., Fla., is on a narrow strip of land between Lake Worth and the Atlantic Ocean, 65 miles... Read MORE...

  • The Town of Palm Beach was incorporated on April 17, 1911.

    www.townofpalmbeach.com
  • 1928 - Hurricane
    After devastating Puerto Rico, a ferocious storm whips ashore at Palm Beach, Florida. Rain from the hurricane fills Lake Okeechobee, Florida, causing ... Read MORE...

  • 1954 - August 22 - WPTV TV channel 5 in Palm Beach, FL (NBC) begins broadcasting

    historyorb.com

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