Historic Markers Across Florida

Chapel of the Holy Spirit

Marker ID: FLHM F-771
Location: 1325 Cardinal Ln, Lantana, FL
County: Palm Beach
Coordinates: N 26° 34.408    W 080° 03.562
  26.57346666    -80.05936666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMRV8R


Chapel of the Holy Spirit

The Chapel of the Holy Spirit, formerly known as the Minerva Chapel, is one of the oldest buildings in Palm Beach County. This eclectic style building was first used as a tea house for the Royal Poinciana Hotel in Palm Beach, which was built by Henry Flagler in 1894. After the hotel was demolished in 1936, the building was moved ten miles south to Hypoluxo, where it served as a guest house for the Willis Reinhardt estate. From 1946 to 1951, the building served as the exclusive Gold Key Club, which was part of the Lake Shore Club gambling casino. During the 1950s and 1960s, the building was an artist's studio, a caretaker's cottage, and a gift shop before it was bought in 1967 by former Hypoluxo Mayor James Brown. He moved the building to his Carefree Cove Mobile Home Park, where it was used as a chapel that he named Minerva Chapel in honor of his mother. Brown sold the trailer park in 1988 and donated the chapel to Holy Spirit Anglican Catholic Church in Palm Springs. In August 2011, the chapel was moved to the Church of the Holy Guardian Angels, where it was renamed the Chapel of the Holy Spirit.

F-771 Church of the Holy Guardian Angels
and the Florida Department of State