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such beautiful landscaping os in Palm


while you are absent.
Complete stock of tropical trees and
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Sixty Acres of Exotic Beauty
General Office & Nurseries
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a-mble the inimitable exclusivemess of Palm Beach. Cross.
ing the glittering waters of Lake Worth to the center of the
island where rows of stately white palms form Royal Porn-
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To drive through the sg-rem of P.I. Beach is to find enchanting
beauty everywhere. Photograph top, above, is vie, of County Road
looking North Ir m M,,enorial Founteitt. County Road is a sister to
Worth 4ors.e, hawsing many wonderful shops. Lower Photograph
depicts beat harbor along South Lake Drive.













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Jerome Field. f..rnlier\ of Ar,,na. a. hoi
ha- ach;e,,d it-lnaris re-...rIlor, f,,r
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fabrti- Jerome utilh,- .--lnh the fneSt
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20S HOPPIN( IN PALM BEACH i an
eXciing experience. for herr. o.n one
of the most lanout 'rreeL in the %i,.rld
of fashion, is not only the original
model, but a creraion &peliilrall\ lie-
,sgned for iou!
In the photograph. left. lew'ielrr are
i.mompoiing a new diam..nd platinum
necklace, working from an original de-
ig-n. fr.-,rI jeweld selected Ib the i ult-
mer Thi- necklace %ill be -x-luiise
Io that particular perrnil and .an nedrr
be duplicated. Diam-ondr. rub;e. em-
eraldl. the mual prei;ou o. a ll jI|C.el.
are aj-hioned rlpht in the-- Ui-nrth A\e-
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Ro.al DInnrr Service of Georglan Sller made in
1607t11 by Paul Slrr,. tIhe adding gift al Han
Ma.ilv Queen Victoria to her daughter, The Prin-
le a Beata rli Set recenllty mid Inlacl by pioml.
nerl Worth Aelnuer hop or tabulous price

he det t,- net,culI,u atnstn,, i... h. i
(dalrii -. Iui he deiignr hi owun prin -
Iher. prantn ihrn himself through a hdnd
screenmg process. Another shop looms
the gold or silver cloth used in an eve-
ning skirt, still another introduces bright
color into a gentleman's wardrobe.
Thus, in these shops as in others of
equal fame and calibre Saks Fifth
Avenue, Hattie Carnegie, Peck & Peck,
Charvet et Fils, Inc., Schur, Cartiers,
Sulka, I. Miller, Van Cleef & Arpels -
originality, exclusive models, specific
design comprise the code by which they
constantly cater to a most discriminating
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P.LM BEACH IS BEAUTIFIED bf the fact
that c11 homes are custom.made .ehelher thev
coji $20 000: or $300.000 AIch.ect. are oa
numerous here as builders are ,n most owns
The Qualt~ buldjrs of the area apprec-ale -ell
designed homes not only from the retale salue
t-u from the re.pect the1 ho.e for the h.gh
&tandords of the Fast ah.ch ho.e made Palm
Beach famous
A .de torlel, of dcs.gn .I acceDlable In
Palm Beach lodo, at mtor rttle; of arCheclure
are adaptable to the Irop.cal setting of palm
rrees and muIr.-colored skies No one st le
domanotes In fart the sert un queness of the
low Is anrhbuted to The vorlacor.s ,n arch.-
tecTural desgn from colonial to conlemporatr
Adapted to outdoor I..ng the modern classic
house Token from the Greek kep-al and Re-
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Tlpicnl tanopi .n)zIie le edrz..ni oizr garag aub
-.aYIllezrfdd halconi .)n Ink~side.


Greek Revival and Regency style. Bow windows at bedrooms admit south-
easterly breezes through glass jalousied windows and flanking doors. Photo-
graph below depicts main hall from dining room in more elaborate home.


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a-gnt.Ed rel.r.emer t Palm Beach The entrance fcade.e ut iu .",omal .na
..mlltej .erl ,n ol Closi.C arcl.lreCture here.r, the 'l.ng .ide or [he de .Frk
ihe .e- -.3.e. E rnr. oudOr lite Conmpleie D .ac. .. ol1s.ned b, ball and
landscaping carefully contemplated before construction commences. Many have
sunken gardens or swimming pools on this side of the house. Equipped with charcoal
stove, refrigerator and bar, the dressing house for the pool is thus sufficient unto
itself and guests may easily spend the entire day sunning and lounging completely
undisturbed.
Dining rooms are often omitted from the Florida mode of living and have, instead,
a loggia (see photos) as large as practical substituted. One end of the loggia is
used for dining while the opposite end is arranged for informal seating groups with
a concealed bar often built into the wall. The loggia is generally separated from
the living room by large plate glass sliding doors. By sliding these doors back into
wall pockets, one creates wonderful circulating areas and gains more usable square
foot floor space area for entertaining.
The British Colonial house, with guest house often added on next lot for future
real estate investment (see photo), is predominate in Palm Beach and is easily
identified by a second story balcony spread across the entire width of the house.














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ThLOVE TEMPud style has pro edadptbe
at the tropics in It imple rm and mas
sive sturdine,. Concmte block in con.truc-
tion with cement shin,,les, t well endures
cli-otic condtlns even if buit .. .ean
fo.t prope.n. Sirfas, in pbe.asnce is
me Nasau type eoonil hou. Old brick
gives an interesting textured effect to the
colonial home. It oftens Greek Rival


LOVE TEMPLE at home o- prominent
Palm Beach resident s often used as
a backgroud for fashions bcaue of
its unusual setting against the ocean
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KELSEY CITY LANDSCAPING
& Nurseries Company, Inc.
LANDSCAPE DESIGNERS and CONTRACTORS
SAMUEL J, BLAKELY, President JAMES D. BLAKELY, Vce-President
Royl Palm Way Phone 2-4365 Palm B-C

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ANK of PALM BEACH and TRUST COMPANY
The Palm Beaches' newest, most modern bank invites your
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NERVOUS
JITTERS?
RETIRE
in Beoutiful Palm Beachl
TYPICAL PRICES -
3 Bedrm Home $29,500
100' Resdentiol Lot 7,000
Smson or Yorly Rentals:
3 Bedroom Home $3,300
2 Bedroom Apt. 2,200
1 Bedroom Apt. 1.600
Efficiency Apt 1,200
WRITE
RAYMOND F. MAY COMPANY
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Palm B..h., Florid.
Offi-es LAKE WORT
WEST PALM BEACH




NORTON
SCHOOL OF ART
PAINTING
DRAWING
WATER COLOR
SCULPTURE
CERAMICS
ADULTS & CHILDREN
WEST PALM BEACH


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HOMES
LOTS
RENTALS
BUSINESS
INVESTMENTS
ACREAGE
in the Palm Beach Area


PALM BEACH-352 S. County
Road
MAIN OFFICE-109 S. Olive
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SLIP COVERS
DRAPES
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FINANCIAL

Sr. ir MOST potent factors in swaying the decisions of a
,o relocation of his home is the feasibility of conducting
S -a with intelligence, with swiftness, and with the proper

In Palm Beach, the pace of the big city, the policeman's shrill whistle,
the constant whirr of competitive business is all but forgotten, yet the man
of he house is as close t - - .as
three or four-hour non-st . I and
various other intermediate points; there is a direct dial system to New
York, and he has at his fingertips the full facilities of nationally reog-
nized brokerage firms.

BANKING
There are two banks in Palm Beach-the First National Bank and the
Bank of Palm Beach & Trust Company. These banks perform a unique
service in the lives of Palm Beach residents, for theirs is a service not
normally required of a banking house. In Palm Beach, for instance, if
you plan on closing your home and living in the North during the summer
months, the bank will act as your agent in paying for services required
in caring for your property during your absence, such as yard men or
caretakers; they will pay your light and gas bills, your telephone and
water bills. One of the banks even has a warehouse in which you may
store valuable properties, such as fur coats, paintings, linens, silver, jewelry,
or other items of value. Both banks have very highly developed trust de-
partments, with total combined resources amounting to $55,400,000.00.
These banks are staffed and equipped to handle the affairs of big business
and large estates. They are, in addition, accustomed to dealing with the
unusual in the way of trusts, wills, taxes, as well as performing special
services for foreign royalty, etc.


TAXES
City taxes are remarkably low, and h
+h. ners m--?- o -t 4 T--e- c

assessed not against the full valuation of
actual value. Land valuation is assesse
The Florida Homestead Exemption La
it exempts $5,000 of the assessed value
property is your legal residence.


ave always been this way due to
-. t- 1 city tax rate
' .- f Florida, it is
your property but at 40% of the
1 at 60% of the actual value.
w naturally tends to curb taxes as
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FUTURE PALM BEACH HOME
DEPOT AND INFORMATION


Beautful Homes

WOOD & POWELL, Inc.
GENERAL CONTRACTORS
10 Plaza Building
Palm Beach, Florida
Telephone: 3-8205

.R. C. WOOD, President


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taxwise, of establishing your domicile in the state


S amounts deducted in various other states and amount


INHERITANCE TAXES

York llinois Ariso CLiaforma Floridn
" u',u, d00 $ 2,200 1,20 $ 2,770 $ 0
750,000 26,300 68,200 24,300 61,770 20,400
1,000,000 42,300 103,200 38,800 86,770 33,200
(Other state iges upon reqgut)

Because property does not depreciate in value in Palm Beach, it can be
sold at almost any time during the life span of its owner or following his
death without any appreciable loss. This fact, combined with the savings
in inheritance taxes in the state of Florida, provide two very powerful
reasons for establishing residence in Palm Beach.

PALM BEACH COUNTY STATISTICS
Statistical facts regarding Palm Beach County are of interest to the
S " 1 1 .- 1 r establishing a home in
I I "i ' -' 1_.. 1 -. differs completely in
make-up from communities immediately adjacent to i, it it s nevertheless,


of he county, 134078, with a trading area of 206,278. Tourst trade in
Florida for 1953 totaled $930,000,000, with Palm Beach County receiving
7% of this volume. County real estate value totaled $90,489,500; agri-
culture netted $68,000,000; retail sales, $187,000,000; construction, $41,
786,538. Banks and Federal Savings & Loan Associations deposits and
shareholder deposits totaled $166,821,714.66, with loans at $61,691,432.19.
Over the past twenty years, growth of the area has been
substantial with a sound economy. This is no boom
area and yearly statistics reflect a steady growth which
holds its level.
Life in Palm Beach for the man of business can open
new vistas of enjoyment for him and for his family;
yet, due to the inexorable ability of the Township to
provide necessary facilities, he can he assured every
hour of the day that his Northern business, his estate,
and his day to day financial affairs are being compe-
tently executed.

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CAPITAL FUNDS
IN PALM BEACH $4.000,000

DAYTON &
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JOHIM H DAYTON



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CHARTERS ARRANGED
NATIONAL COVERAGE
MEMBER SOUTHERN -.
YACHT BROKERS
ASSOCIATION
Hoftl ko'ge Wo-hi.gton -
WEST PALM BEACH
PHONES: 37376 36555
RES. PHONE: 3-9031


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328 ROYAL PALM WAY
PALM BEACH
SWIMMING POOLS (KIDNEY SHAPE)
SEAWALLS COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS
AND HEAVY CONSTRUCTION FOUNDATIONS
HOMES



MYRON APPROVED FHA MORTGAGE
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CONVENTIONAL MORTGAGE COMPANY
LOANS ON

APARTMENT BUILDINGS HOTELS
MOTELS BUSINESS and OFFICE BUILDINGS
SPECIALIZING IN F.H.A. LOANS

DIRECT LOAN CORRESPONDENCE
For Insurance Companies & Banking Institutions

COVERING ENTIRE STATE OF FLORIDA

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