Sunday, August 01, 2010


Addison Mizner, Palm Beach society architect, created the “Palm Beach style” in the late 1910’s. It was very well received, and in 1918, he designed the Everglades Club on Worth Avenue. The demand for his work mushroomed, so to keep up with demand, he founded his own factory, Mizner Industries, which grew into one of the largest tile and ironwork Spanish design manufacturing companies in Palm Beach in the 1920’s.  They also made hand made pottery, stamped metal fixtures, cast stone, columns, windows and door surrounds, indoor and outdoor furniture and art glass.  Furnishings were often distressed to give them an antique look.   He imported antique furniture, decorative tiles and other items to add to his line.  His homes became known as the “Mediterranean Revival” style.   

By the 1950’s, styles had changed, and there was not much demand for his style of work.  Lately, the “Mizner Style” has come back into vogue. There is a current exhibit of his works at Town Hall, from Monday thru Friday from 10 am to 4 pm.  Group tours are welcome – call 561-395-6766, ext 100 for more information.

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