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The Breakers Hotel, South County Road, Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, FL



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B&W Photos

HB328146
General View From West (distant)

HB328147
General View From West

HB328148
View From Southwest

HB328149
View Of Fountain On Plaza Before West Entrance Facade

HB328150
Plaza Fountain, View To South

HB328151
Detail Of Plaza Fountain Figures--nymphs And Goose Boy

HB328152
Detail Of One Of The Fountain Figures--goose Boy

HB328153
View Of Lawn And Entrance Porte Cochère

HB328154
View Of Entrance Porte Cochère

HB328155
General View Of East Facade From South

HB328156
View From Southeast, Showing Intersection Of South And Main Pavilions

HB328157
View Of South Pavilion From West

HB328158
Telephoto Of South Tower From Northwest Showing Portion Of West Facade And Roof Of North Pavilion

HB328159
Telephoto Of North Tower From Northwest

HB328160
Entrance To Central Patio From Grand Loggia

HB328161
View Across Central Patio To West, Showing Terrace And Steps Outside Main Lobby

HB328162
View From Steps Of Grand Loggia Across Central Patio To Northwest

HB328163
View To North Showing Main Lobby Or Reception Hall, And Desk

HB328164
View Through Main Lobby, South To North

HB328165
View To South End Of Main Lobby

HB328166
Ceiling Of Main Lobby

HB328167
North Or Dining Promenade, View From East

HB328168
View Of South Promenade From West

HB328169
South Promenade From East

HB328170
View Of Dining Room

HB328171
View To Northwest Into Rotunda Dining Room (added 1928)

HB328172
Looking Southeast Into Rotunda Dining Room (1928 Addition)

HB328173
View Of Rotunda Dining Room From Northeast

HB328174
Polychrome Ceiling, Rotunda Dining Room, With Skylight

HB328175
View North To South Through Grand Loggia Or Mediterranean Room

HB328176
Polychrome Ceiling Detail Of Grand Loggia Or Mediterranean Room

HB328177
Doorway, South Lounge Or Gold Room

HB328178
Fireplace, South Lounge Or Gold Room


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Item Title


Location
South County Road, Palm Beach, FL

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS FL-228
Building/structure dates: 1926 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1970 subsequent work
Significance: The Breakers Hotel is important for being the last remaining structure of the Flagler System Hotel complex that once included the Royal Poinciana Hotel, as well as the Ponce de Leon in St. Augustine. Entered on the National Register 8/14/73.

Subjects
Hotels
Travel
Vacations


Related Names
Schultze & Weaver
Flagler, Henry M.
Schultze, Leonard
Berry, Paul, Delineator


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW FROM WEST (DISTANT)
2. GENERAL VIEW FROM WEST
3. VIEW FROM SOUTHWEST
4. VIEW OF FOUNTAIN ON PLAZA BEFORE WEST ENTRANCE FACADE
5. PLAZA FOUNTAIN, VIEW TO SOUTH
6. DETAIL OF PLAZA FOUNTAIN FIGURES--NYMPHS AND GOOSE BOY
7. DETAIL OF ONE OF THE FOUNTAIN FIGURES--GOOSE BOY
8. VIEW OF LAWN AND ENTRANCE PORTE COCHÈRE
9. VIEW OF ENTRANCE PORTE COCHÈRE
10. GENERAL VIEW OF EAST FACADE FROM SOUTH
11. VIEW FROM SOUTHEAST, SHOWING INTERSECTION OF SOUTH AND MAIN PAVILIONS
12. VIEW OF SOUTH PAVILION FROM WEST
13. TELEPHOTO OF SOUTH TOWER FROM NORTHWEST SHOWING PORTION OF WEST FACADE AND ROOF OF NORTH PAVILION
14. TELEPHOTO OF NORTH TOWER FROM NORTHWEST
15. ENTRANCE TO CENTRAL PATIO FROM GRAND LOGGIA
16. VIEW ACROSS CENTRAL PATIO TO WEST, SHOWING TERRACE AND STEPS OUTSIDE MAIN LOBBY
17. VIEW FROM STEPS OF GRAND LOGGIA ACROSS CENTRAL PATIO TO NORTHWEST
18. VIEW TO NORTH SHOWING MAIN LOBBY OR RECEPTION HALL, AND DESK
19. VIEW THROUGH MAIN LOBBY, SOUTH TO NORTH
20. VIEW TO SOUTH END OF MAIN LOBBY
21. CEILING OF MAIN LOBBY
22. NORTH OR DINING PROMENADE, VIEW FROM EAST
23. VIEW OF SOUTH PROMENADE FROM WEST
24. SOUTH PROMENADE FROM EAST
25. VIEW OF DINING ROOM
26. VIEW TO NORTHWEST INTO ROTUNDA DINING ROOM (added 1928)
27. LOOKING SOUTHEAST INTO ROTUNDA DINING ROOM (1928 addition)
28. VIEW OF ROTUNDA DINING ROOM FROM NORTHEAST
29. POLYCHROME CEILING, ROTUNDA DINING ROOM, WITH SKYLIGHT
30. VIEW NORTH TO SOUTH THROUGH GRAND LOGGIA OR MEDITERRANEAN ROOM
31. POLYCHROME CEILING DETAIL OF GRAND LOGGIA OR MEDITERRANEAN ROOM
32. DOORWAY, SOUTH LOUNGE OR GOLD ROOM
33. FIREPLACE, SOUTH LOUNGE OR GOLD ROOM


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