Seller: hwy121 (3,490) 100%, Location: Macclenny, Florida, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 361848616024 14 x Rare Vintage "The Breakers" Palm Beach Florida Hotel Room Keys The Breakers Palm Beach is a historic hotel in Palm Beach Florida, United States. First known as The Palm Beach Inn,it was opened on January 16, 1896 by oil, real estate, and railroad tycoon Henry Flagler to accommodate travelers on his Florida East Coast Railway.It occupies the beachfront portion of the grounds of the Royal Poinciana Hotel, which Flagler had opened beside Lake Worth Lagoon facing the inland waterway in 1894. Guests began requesting rooms "over by the breakers," so Flagler renamed it The Breakers Hotel in 1901. The wooden hotel burned on June 9,1903 and was rebuilt,opening on February 1,1904.Rooms started at $4 a night,including three meals a day.Because Flagler forbade motorized vehicles on the property,patrons were delivered between the two hotels in wheeled chairs powered by employees.The grounds featured a nine-hole golf course.The hotel is located at 1 South County Road. Second fire Twelve years after Flagler's death,on March 18,1925,The Breakers Hotel burned again,the fire was started by an electric curling iron that had been left on. The architectural firm hired by the Flagler heirs,Schultze and Weaver modeled its 550-room replacement after the Villa Medici in Rome,this time working with New York-based Turner Construction Company and a local well-known Palm Beach contractor,Eugene Hammond,who built the first theater in West Palm Beach and worked on the Palm Beach estate built for Rodman Wanamaker by Addison Mizner (that would become a Kennedy winter retreat in 1933). The contractors decided to abandon the wooden construction for fireproof concrete.Built by 1,200 construction workers,the hotel reopened on December 29,1926,to considerable acclaim.The lobby ceiling was painted by Alexander Bonanno,a classically trained New York City artist who taught at Cooper Union. Today,the hotel and grounds occupy 140 acres (57 hectares) beside the Atlantic Ocean. This hotel influenced the Hotel Nacional in Havana,Cuba. The Breakers Hotel Complex was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.In 1973,the 105-acre (42 ha) listed area included 15 contributing buildings and one other contributing object.On April 18, 2012, the AIA's Florida Chapter ranked the hotel seventh on its list of Florida Architecture:100 Years.100 Places. Thanks for looking!