A Little About Palm Beach

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Interested in knowing a little Palm beach history? 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. (this information is provided courtesy Wikipedia – feel free to view more on Palm Beach)

Worth Avenue

Worth Avenue is a popular shopping district located in Palm Beach, Florida. It was voted one of the top three “Most Iconic” streets in America in 2013. The Avenue extends four blocks from Lake Worth to the Atlantic Ocean. Worth Avenue also includes smaller, architecturally significant “vias” off the main avenue. These pedestrian areas distinguish Worth Avenue from other shopping experiences

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Worth Avenue