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After Setting the Standard for Local Architecture, Palm Beach Honors Addison Mizner

From spears and pioneers to hurricanes and famous names, you will love exploring the past at the Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum!

Currently on display, “Building Paradise: Addison Mizner’s Legacy” pays homage to Addison Mizner, who developed a completely new architectural style for Palm Beach that became the standard for Palm Beach County. The year 2018 marks the centennial of Mizner’s first major Florida commission, the Everglades Club in Palm Beach.

In addition to his Palm Beach “society” mansions and commercial properties, Mizner is known for spreading his unique style to Boca Raton, which he dreamed of turning into “the world’s most architecturally beautiful playground.” Mizner’s legacy continues in the 21st century as new developments emulate his style and honor his name.

For the first time, the Johnson History Museum has invited a guest curator, Augustus Mayhew, to lend life to the exhibition. Mayhew has gathered artifacts from private collectors and treasures from the Historical Society of Palm Beach County’s collection that show the changes that Mizner introduced to the county, both architectural and in the business community.

Building Paradise: Addison Mizner’s Legacy aims to inform and entertain residents and visitors as well as provide an educational platform for the county’s school students. Mizner’s story is told by the Historical Society’s extensive permanent collection of photographs, architectural plans, sketches, scrapbooks, and diaries, as well as decorative objects and furnishings produced by Mizner Industries, the county’s largest 1920 building-related company.

The exhibit will be on display through June 29, 2019. Check it out while you can!

If you feel like escaping Glades Diamond Apartments in Belle Glade, Florida for the day, this event is a perfect opportunity to do just that! Trust us when we say that there’s no harm in getting out and exploring the greater community.

Event Time/Date:
Friday, June 14, 2019—10:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
Historical Society of Palm Beach County
300 North Dixie Highway,
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

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