PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
Visited the Flagler Museum in Palm Beach. Built in 1902 by Henry Flagler, Whitehall as it is named was Florida's first museum. The massive home was built in only 18 months and was the most technologically advanced home in the country at the time with a telephone system, 22 bathrooms, electric lighting, and central heating. It served as Flagler's place of residence for his stays in south Florida, but also as a personal, livable museum with original artwork and representations of America's Guilded Age where technology and high arts live side by side. The home was hailed by the New York Herald as "more wonderful than any place in Europe". I enjoyed strolling from room to room wondering who stayed here. The furnishings are beautiful. Loved the artwork, sculptures and design. Really glad I stopped here for a tour.
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