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Then and now: The West Palm Beach skyline

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In West Palm Beach skyline in 1900, as pictured in The Palm Beach Post in a 1970 story about the Lake Worth Pioneer Association (click on the image to see the 1970 story in the Google News Archive). The bridge at the far right is the original railroad bridge at Banyan Street, near where the Flagler Memorial Bridge now stands.

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The caption on this photo from the front page of the May 30, 1937, Palm Beach Post, rhapsodizes “the mirror-like calm of Lake Worth frequently reminds world travelers of the rare loveliness of the Grand Canal in Venice in the evening.” Apologies for the quality of the photo. We don’t have a copy of the original in our archives; this one is from microfilm.

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From the Dec. 5, 1937, Palm Beach Post: “West Palm Beach — Palm Beach: The Land Where Summer Spends the Winter.” Click on the image to read more about the panoramic view of downtown.

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From the Dec. 28, 1952, Post-Times: “Today’s edition is dedicated to 58 years of Progress in the City of West Palm Beach — and years to come.” Click on the image to see the entire front page.

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The West Palm Beach skyline in 1998. (Jennifer Podis/The Palm Beach Post)

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Posted in Flashback blog February 1, 2011 at 8:53 am.

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