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Palm Beach in Palm Beach County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Royal Poinciana Hotel

 
 
Royal Poinciana Hotel Marker - restored image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, May 28, 2019
1. Royal Poinciana Hotel Marker - restored
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.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 44 Cocoanut Row, Palm Beach FL 33480, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Henry Morrison Flagler (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Royal Poinciana Chapel (approx. 0.2 miles away);
Royal Poinciana Hotel Marker - pre-restoration image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, August 3, 2016
2. Royal Poinciana Hotel Marker - pre-restoration
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 (approx. half a mile away); West Palm Beach Fishing Club (approx. 0.6 miles away); Old St. Ann's Church (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Palm Beach.
 
Royal Poinciana Hotel Marker next to Cocoanut Row looking south image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, August 3, 2016
3. Royal Poinciana Hotel Marker next to Cocoanut Row looking south
Royal Poinciana Hotel from across Lake Worth image. Click for full size.
State Archives of Florida
4. Royal Poinciana Hotel from across Lake Worth
Post card view of hotel
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 11, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 346 times since then and 107 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 2, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.   2, 3, 4. submitted on August 11, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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