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Royal Poinciana Chapel

 
 
Royal Poinciana Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, August 3, 2016
1. Royal Poinciana Chapel Marker
Inscription. This Interdenominational Chapel was the earliest church organization in Dade County (of which Palm Beach County was a part). The chapel was founded in 1884 under the auspices of the Home Missionary Society of the Congregational Church by Rev. A.B. Dilley. The first school house in the county was built also to accommodate the Sabbath worshippers. The present church building, erected on a site donated by Henry M. Flagler and later enlarged, opened in December 1895. Dr. S.M. Lindsay, the minister, calls the chapel “One of Godís service stations on the highway of life.”
 
Erected 1975 by Seminole Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Location. 26° 42.782′ N, 80° 2.522′ W. Marker is in Palm Beach, Florida, in Palm Beach County. Marker can be reached from Cocoanut Row just south of Whitehall Way, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is on the wall of the chapel to the right of front door. Marker is at or near this postal address: 60 Cocoanut Row, Palm Beach FL 33480, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sea Gull Cottage (within shouting distance of this marker); Cocoanut Grove House (about 700 feet away, measured in
Royal Poinciana Chapel Marker on wall image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, August 3, 2016
2. Royal Poinciana Chapel Marker on wall
a direct line); Royal Poinciana Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Episcopal Church of Bethesda-By-The-Sea (approx. 0.3 miles away); Flagler Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old St. Ann's Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); 1916 Palm Beach County Courthouse (approx. 0.7 miles away); Former State of Florida Board of Health Laboratory c.1921 (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Palm Beach.
 
Also see . . .  The Royal Poinciana Chapel. (Submitted on August 11, 2016.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
Royal Poinciana Chapel dedication plaque image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, August 3, 2016
3. Royal Poinciana Chapel dedication plaque
Royal Poinciana Chapel before being moved from the grounds of the Royal Poinciana Hotel image. Click for full size.
State Archives of Florida, circa 1915
4. Royal Poinciana Chapel before being moved from the grounds of the Royal Poinciana Hotel
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 75 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.   2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on August 11, 2016.
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