The Man Who Made Palm Beach ,'PALM BEACH '
Addison Mizner said: “if you can’t find it, make it,” as he launched into the building business. ( click on pics to read more )
The impact Guatemala had on Mizner cannot be overstated. Mizner was captivated by the Spanish architecture. Mizner went on to study in Spain, traveled to the Far East, Australia, and lived for a few years in Hawaii. Mizner trained as an architect and worked as a draftsman in California for Willis Polk, the leader of the Spanish "mission" style of design.
Mizner established an office on Park Avenue and earned the reputation as an architect of the affluent. He devoted himself to his career until the end.