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The Breakers: 1901

The Breakers: 1901

Palm Beach, Florida, circa 1901. "The Breakers from the casino." Note the horsecar and boardwalk with cutouts for the palm trees. Another of Henry Flagler's wood-frame behemoths, the Breakers burned in 1903 and reopened the following year, then burned yet again in 1925. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

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Circa 1905

This photograph had to be taken before June 9, 1903. While workers were enlarging the building for the fourth time in less than a decade, this structure burned down. Eight months later (February 1, 1904) the second Breakers opened.

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