National Register Travel Itinerary--Georgia-Florida


36) Henry Morrision Flager Museum (Whitehall)

Whitehall was built in 1900 for Henry Flagler, cofounder of Standard Oil, and his third wife Mary Lily Kenan. Designed by John Carrere and Thomas Hastings in the Classical Revival style, Whitehall was meant to rival the extravagant mansions in Newport, Rhode Island. The mansion is built around a large open-air central courtyard and is modeled after palaces in Spain and Italy. Three stories tall with several wings, the mansion has fifty-five fully restored rooms furnished with period pieces. These rooms are large and extremely opulent with marble floors, walls and columns, murals on the ceilings, and heavy gilding. The mansion is approximately three-quarters of a mile east of The Breakers, an early 20th century resort hotel. Today Whitehall houses the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum.

South Florida Map The Flagler Museum is on Whitehall Way off Coconut Row in Palm Beach. Open to the public every day except Monday.

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