Exploring Palm Beach, Florida
Palm Beach is a beautiful town located in Palm Beach County, and it has a total population of 9,245 citizens. The town sits on an 18-mile long barrier island between the Intercoastal Waterway (which is locally known as the Lake Worth Lagoon) to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. This island never gets wider than three-quarters of a mile, and in certain places it is only 500 feet wide. Through most of the year you can experience a tropical rainforest climate in Palm Beach as it typically has hot, humid summers and winters that are warm and slightly dryer.
A Brief History of Palm Beach, FL
European settlers began to arrive at Palm Beach in 1872, and the first homestead claim would be made by Hiram F. Harmon along Lake Worth in 1873. The lake area’s first post office would be established in 1877, and was named the Tustenegee Post Office. A ship called the Providencia would wreck along this lake area in 1878, and it had carried a cargo of 20,000 coconuts. As a result, these coconuts would be quickly planted. Elisha Newton “Cap” Dimick would convert his private residence into a hotel called the Cocoanut Grove House in 1880. This would be the only hotel along Florida’s east coast between the towns of Titusville and Key West. The hotel would be destroyed by a fire in October 1893.
An oil tycoon named Henry Flagler first visited Palm Beach in 1893, and he described the lake are as “veritable paradise”. In 1901, the first pedestrian bridge across the Intercoastal Waterway opened near the Flagler Bridge. The next year in 1902, Flagler built a Beaux-Arts style mansion called Whitehall, which was designed by the New York-based firm Carrѐre and Hastings. Palm Beach would have telephone services officially established in 1908, having only 18 customers in the beginning.
From 1919 to 1924, resort architect Addison Mizner designed a total of 67 structures in Palm Beach. Some of the designed works accredited to Mizner that you can see in Palm Beach include the William Gray Warden House, Villa Flora, Via Mizner and El Solano.
1950 was a significant year in Palm Beach’s history as the Southern Boulevard Bridge opened on September 15. This bridge became the third and southernmost bridge connecting Palm Beach and West Palm Beach. From February until December 2015, the Town Square, which features the Addison Mizner Memorial Fountain, went through a $5.7 million restoration project. The American Public Works Association’s Florida chapter awarded this venture the “project of the year”.
Does Your Palm Beach, FL Property Need Professional Restoration Services?
Palm Beach, FL Restoration Services
When you have water damage call a water restoration company like Remediation 911. We offer water extraction and water restoration services 24 hours a day to help you recover completely from any level of water damage.
If your Palm Beach, FL commercial or residential property is damaged by fire, take action quickly to prevent secondary damages. Remediation 911 offers 24/7 emergency fire board up, smoke damage cleaning, and fire damage restoration services.
Mold in your home or business is a very serious event. You should call the mold experts at Remediation 911. We offer professional mold inspections, mold removal, and mold remediation in Palm Beach and surrounding areas.
Palm Beach, FL sees a lot of damaging storms and hurricanes. When these events occur, call Remediation 911 for storm damage cleanup and storm restoration services. Our teams are available 24/7 to restore your property in the aftermath of a storm.
Due to its toxic dangers, any sewage damage is a job for the professionals. Call the sewage damage cleanup experts at Remediation 911 to help you recover your residential or commercial property.