Historic Markers Across Florida



Royal Poinciana Hotel



Marker ID: FLHM F-19
Location: between Towers Hotel and Royal Poinciana Court
County: Palm Beach
Coordinates: N 26° 42.941    W 080° 02.494
  26.71568333    -80.04156666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMRV5H
 



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Royal Poinciana Hotel


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.






F-19 Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials 1961



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City: Palm Beach, FL