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$11.5M Mansion Sale Breaks West Palm Beach Real Estate Record

$11.5 Mansion Breaks West Palm Beach Real Estate Record

The $11.5 million sale of a mansion has set a new record for the sale of a single-family home in West Palm Beach. The 9,364-square-foot residence, located at 2914 Washington Road, easily shattered the record set only last year, more than doubling the $5.02 million sale of 5615 South Flagler …

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The Providencia – The Ship That Named Palm Beach and West Palm Beach

The Providencia - West Palm Beach History

On January 9, 1878, the 175-ton, square-rigged, Spanish brigantine The Providencia, bound from Trinidad to Havana to Cadiz, Spain with a cargo of logs, Cuban rum & cigars, animal hides, beans, garlic and Trinidadian coconuts, ran aground on what was then known as the Lake Worth Country (named for Major …

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The History of West Palm Beach

History of West Palm Beach

The modern history of West Palm Beach began when Henry Morrison Flagler first came here in 1893. He called the Lake Worth region “a veritable paradise” and decided upon a dual plan for the area. Morrison decided he would turn Palm Beach into a resort and would build a commercial city across …

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