Palm Beach Palaces

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Photo courtesy of the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach

Have you toured Regents Park?

We thought not. This Friday afternoon, the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach will conduct its annual walking tour; this year’s destination is the private Regents Park Historic District. The tour, a benefit of membership, begins with a lecture at the foundation’s office at 311 Peruvian Avenue. Afterward, a trolley will convey participants the 4 miles to Regents Park Road, just south of the Palm Beach Bath & Tennis Club.

The first subdivision on the island, Regents Park was designed, built and landscaped by architect Clarence Mack. His vision was to create a neighborhood enclave with a distinct architectural style inspired by 19th century Regency England. Think classical Greek and Roman architecture, clean lines, symmetrical facades, columns, arched windows.

Mack himself moved into 400 Regents Park Road after its completion in 1961, and lived there until 1981; he passed away one year later.

For more information or to make reservations, please call (561) 832-0731.


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