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 Cover
 Remarkable and Prosperous Growth...
 Map
 $40,000,000 Spent for Hotels, Homes,...
 View From the Air Reveals Place...
 Bank Deposits of $50,000,000 Give...
 "Senior A" School System from Kindergarten...
 All Religious Denominations Have...
 Summer Sports in Winter Afford...
 Back Matter






Group Title: Greater Palm Beach : "where summer spends the winter."
Title: Greater Palm Beach
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 Material Information
Title: Greater Palm Beach "where summer spends the winter."
Physical Description: 20 p. : col ill., col. map ;
Language: English
Creator: Palm (Project)
Publisher: s.n.
Place of Publication: West Palm Beach Fla
Publication Date: 1926
 Subjects
Subject: Pictorial works -- Palm Beach (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Description and travel -- Palm Beach (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Pictorial works -- West Palm Beach (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Palm Beach -- 12099   ( ceeus )
Genre: non-fiction   ( marcgt )
 Notes
Summary: A colorful promotional brochure of Greater Palm Beach. A combination successful business city of year 'round activity and a world famous winter resort.
Funding: Florida Heritage collection
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Bibliographic ID: UF00001299
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Resource Identifier: notis - AAA0404
oclc - 53311298
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Table of Contents
    Cover
        Page 1
    Remarkable and Prosperous Growth on Stabilized Lines
        Page 2
    Map
        Page 3
    $40,000,000 Spent for Hotels, Homes, and Business Buildings
        Page 4
    View From the Air Reveals Place of Beauty and Activity
        Page 5
    Bank Deposits of $50,000,000 Give Proof of Prosperity
        Page 6
    "Senior A" School System from Kindergarten to High
        Page 7
    All Religious Denominations Have Their Own Fine Edifices
        Page 8
    Summer Sports in Winter Afford Novel Fun for All
        Page 9
    Back Matter
        Page 10
        Page 11
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GREATER FPAL-t BEACH


- Assessead Vluw.lo.s


Populac'tor


Populatior-


Remarkable and Prosperous Growth
on Stabilized Lines


GREATER Palm Beach has
40,000 permanent residents
-35,000 in West Palm
Beach and 5,000 in Palm
Beach. Five years ago there were
only 8,659 in West Palm Beach and
1,135 in Palm Beach.
More than 90,000 winter residents
and tourists stay in the sister cities
between November and May.
Palm Beach is distinctly a winter re-
sort for people of substantial means.
West Palm Beach is a busy, remark-
ably thriving commercial city of
widely diversified business activities.
Assessed valuations, building permits,
post office receipts and bank deposits


are the measure of true prosperity.
As the graphic chart above shows,
these important factors of municipal
life indicate not only a healthy
growth for West Palm Beach, but a
truly remarkable civic development
without the aid of great industries.
Increases in building permits from
$992,305 in 1920 to $5,128,515
in 1924, with a total of $15,729,
968 for the first 10 months only of
1925, are significant of very substan-
tial building operations.
Similar proportionate growth has
marked the same years in Palm Beach
through its resort features and the
erection of new hotels and expensive
winter homes.


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THE Palm Bea.he
ar nellcd in a
lu urin, e of sub.
f ropial beauty on the
sbhor of rhe Atlantic
Ocan and beau.ful
Like Worth That
poinl of the east coast
'f Florida Is closest
to the Gull Stream
and iS marvelously
flaorid bh Nature
,.rh a steadily June.
like cllmate during
the winter months.
toud It is a place of ro-
mance, recreation
and rest.













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$40,000,000 Spent for Hotels, Homes
and Business Buildings


ORTY million dollars was
spent in Greater Palm Beach
for building operations during
the last twelve months. Sixty
per cent. of the cost of building con-
struction goes to labor. Therefore
labor received as a wage in Greater
Palm Beach a total of $24.000,000
in one year or $2.000,000 a month
or again. to be more exact. $66,666
a day on the basis of thirty working
days to a month. Many of the build-
ings employ three eight-hour daily
shifts.
This most unusual building activity
in a place of forty thousand people
hotels and apartments on one side
and residents and business structures
on the other side of the record. It
tells a story of permanent, prosper-
ous, well stabilized growth commer-
cially and of greatly increased resort
popularity.
Diversified business interests provide




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opportunity for conservative invest-
ment and employment for thousands
of widely varied training and earning
capacity. The wage paid to labor, as
indicated by the above figures, shows
an open field and a prosperous one
for all interested in the building
trades from architects to unskilled
labor.
Greater Palm Beach is a rare com-
bination of a successful business city
of year 'round activity and a world
famous winter resort. Their inter-
ests interlock with mutual benefit.
Building operations in the Palm
Beaches represent the imperative needs
of a very rapidly and substantially
growing community and have in-
creased by rapid but logical steps.
There is nothing spasmodic nor spec-
ulative about this development in
either the municipal or resort sense
and the prospect is that the coming
year will see even greater permanent
and staple development.







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View From the Air Reveals Place
of Beauty and Activity


THE Palm Beaches, viewed from
an altitude of two thousand
feet, reveal wonderfully their
beauty of graceful contour and
charming combination of woods, hills
and encircling waters.
Great estates, extensive club grounds,
impressive hotels and picturesque
cottages are to be seen in miniature
on the Palm Beach side of Lake
Worth with the shore line of the
Ocean clearly marked.
West Palm Beach's busy commercial
center, studded with imposing office
and bank buildings, large hotels and
apartment houses, schools, churches,
manufacturing plants and railroad
stations, with parks and playgrounds,


are faintly indicated on the westerly
shores of the lake.
At the northerly end of the island
on whcih Palm Beach lies is the West
Palm Beach Inlet through which the
palatial yachts and luxurious house-
boats of winter residents enter from
the ocean to safe moorings on the
lake.
Such an aerial picture also shows the
vast possibilities of West Palm Beach
as a seaport and distributing point
for its own products and the enorm-
ous production of the rich agricul-
tural district of Palm Beach County
behind it.
Beautiful Lake Worth's placid waters
are the scene each season of thrilling
motor boat races, while its shores are
lined with enthusiastic spectators.






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Bank Deposits of
$50,000,000 Give Proof
of Prosperity
IFTY million dollars in bank
deposits in Greater Palm Beach
with a forty thousand perma-
nent population!
That spells PROSPERITY-in
capital letters!
It also means that Greater Palm
Beach is the richest city in the
United States with a per capital
wealth of $1,250.00.
The story behind this remarkable
financial record is one of oppor-
tunity plus broad vision, faith,
earnest work and hearty co-opera-
tion.
Seven banking ins:itutions--five
in West Palm Beach and two in
Palm Beach-provide the facilities
and service necessary for the accom-
modation of permanent residents
and the thousand of winter visitors.
Large agricultural production in the
back country; the erection of many
hotels and homes on both sides of
Lake Worth and the rapid growth
of diversified business interests in
Greater Palm Beach combined to
give banking operations a remark-
able impetus. Increased railroad
and highway facilities have done
much to help along the steadily
growing, well stabilized business
expansion of the Palm Beaches and
the annually greater number of
winter visitors and winter residents
has been another factor in the de-
velopment of both the city and the
banks.
Constant contact with the markets
and financial centers of the world is
maintained by wire and radio.


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- GREATER. PALAI BEACH

"Senior A" School System from
Kindergarten to High


O NE of the first thoughts of
parents contemplating a win-
ter vacation or permanent
residence in the Palm Beaches
is the school possibilities for their
children.
In the West Palm Beach primary,
grammar and high schools the studies,
systems and grades correspond ex-


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actly with those in vogue wherever
schooling is standardized. The As-
sociation of Colleges and Secondary
Schools of the Southern States has
for years given the West Palm Beach
High School an accrediting of "Senior
A".
A school nurse, attendance officer and
a vocational director are attached to
the West Palm Beach school system.


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All Religious Denominations Have
Their Own Fine Edifices


OPPORTUNITY for religious
observances is as essential to
the well-being of a com-
munity of homes as proper
laws and public utilities.
Here in the Palm Beaches every re-
ligious denomination has its own
comfortable church edifice and all are


either building or planning to build
new homes for their congregations.
All churches are within easy access of
all residential and hotel sections.
Newspapers and municipal depart-
ments give hearty co-operation to the
church element and a unity of church
spirit pervades the community with.
out rivalry.






eOREATER PALM BEACH


Summer Sports in Winter Afford
Novel Fun for All


SUMMER outdoor sports in
winter, in a balmy, spring cli-
mate. under almost cloudless
skies of deepest blue and a
summer sun! For what more could
devotees of exercise and pleasure in
the open ask?
They can ask it-and get it--in
the Palm Beaches amid rare, tropical
scenery, in a land of recreation, rest
and enchantment.
INVIGORATING ATMOSPHERE
ADDS ZEST TO ALL SPORTS
Novelty of scene and invigorating air
add pep and the sheer joy of the out-
doors in winter raises one's game to
unusual heights. Those who are
most often content with one round,
play two at golf, and two sets out
of three in tennis seem hardly enough.
There is a real zest to sport at the
Palm Beaches.
MOTOR BOAT RACING
AND CRUISING
Lake Worth provides ideal courses
for both sailing and motor boat
racing and miles of connecting wat-
erways for short cruises. For those
with the larger boats, who prefer
outside work, the broad Atlantic is
right at hand.
AEROPLANE THRILLS
UNLIMITED
Venturesome spirits will find fast
aeroplanes at their service or may
get new thrills by riding an aqua-


plane behind a fast moving speed-
boat.
SURF BATHING POPULAR
Surf bathing in the irridescent ocean,
warmed by the close-by Gulf Stream,
is a favorable sport right through the
winter season both by day and by
moonlight.
EXCELLENT FISHING
Fishing from the ocean piers, off-
shore from boats, in the lake or in
nearby streams attracts thousands.
The catches are large and run from
two-pounders to giant game fish
weighing well above a hundred that
sometimes take hours to land.
GOLF AND TENNIS
Eight ideal golf courses in and close
to the Palm Beaches, and more than
a dozen perfect clay tennis courts
within the resort limits offer oppor-
tunity for play and provide the serv-
ices of the best of professionals.
TRULY A SPORTSMAN'S
PARADISE
Baseball, boxing, polo, rowing and
canoeing, riding and motoring are a
few of the other outdoors interests
that help to make the Palm Beaches
the sportsman's Paradise and Mecca.
Championship golf and tennis tour-
naments that attract the greatest play-
ers and motor boat regettas that in-
clude the fastest boats in the world
in their entries enliven the winter
season.


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