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Royal Poinciana Hotel

 
 
Royal Poinciana Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, August 3, 2016
1. Royal Poinciana Hotel Marker
Inscription. The Royal Poinciana Hotel, built by Henry M. Flagler, was opened February 11, 1894. One of the largest wooden structures in the world at the time, the hotel cost over $1 million. Its rooms accommodated 2,000 guests and its dining room seated 1,600. The sprawling six story structure, painted yellow and white, faced Lake Worth and was surrounded by gardens. The hotel was in use until the 1929-1930 season. It was demolished in 1936.
 
Erected 1961 by Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials. (Marker Number F-19.)
 
Location. 26° 42.941′ N, 80° 2.494′ W. Marker is in Palm Beach, Florida, in Palm Beach County. Marker is on Cocoanut Row 0.2 miles south of Royal Poinciana Way (State Road A1A), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 44 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. Royal Poinciana Chapel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sea Gull Cottage (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cocoanut Grove House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Episcopal Church of Bethesda-By-The-Sea (approx. 0.4 miles away); Flagler Park
Royal Poinciana Hotel Marker next to Cocoanut Row looking south image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, August 3, 2016
2. Royal Poinciana Hotel Marker next to Cocoanut Row looking south
(approx. half a mile 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.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Royal Poinciana Hotel from across Lake Worth image. Click for full size.
State Archives of Florida
3. Royal Poinciana Hotel from across Lake Worth
Post card view of hotel
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 136 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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