In anticipation of the town’s 100th birthday on April 17, we’ve put together a one-stop compilation of all things Palm Beach history:
Read all about colorful Palm Beach characters and events that shaped the town’s history — Henry Flagler, Alligator Joe, E.R. Bradley, and Joey the kangaroo among them — here.
The Palm Beach Daily News produced a Centennial Preview section in December.
The Official Palm Beach Centennial web site has a centennial event calendar, a Palm Beach history timeline, centennial apparel, and more.
The Unforgettable Palm Beach series from the Palm Beach Daily News:
Bingham family cultivated Figulus property, which produced Casa Apava, Blossom Estate
Friend of Henry Flagler, actor Joseph Jefferson traded stage art for canvas
Duke and Duchess of Windsor reigned as luminaries in town
Town’s movie history dates back nearly 100 years
Charles and Frances Cragin created 250-acre Garden of Eden in 1880s
Tennis club buildings gone, but legacy continues
Jack Mitchell’s Coral Beach, Sun & Surf clubs made Palm Beach legendary
Sidney Maddock, known for 1902 Palm Beach Hotel, also created movie houses, Clematis ventures
Island endured Great Depression largely unscathed
Koehne architect for Villa Zila to remain mystery
Palm Beach Castles in the Sand
Palm Beach Mansions: The Vanderbilts
Photos from the town’s official Palm Beach Centennial web site.
The Breakers living logo
Happy birthday Palm Beach!
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