More Social History in Palm Beach from a great story in New York Social Diary.
Cruising The Past also looks at one of Mizner’s first clients: Edward Townsend Stotesbury and his yacht Neveda.
Our thanks to Wayne C. Wilcox and his STOTESBURY.COM website for photos and background.
El Mirasol, Palm Beach, FL; from a c. 1920 postcard published by the E. C. Kropp Company, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Designed by architect Addison Mizner, the winter home of Edward Townsend Stotesbury was completed in 1919. Razed in the 1950s, the 37-room mansion’s fittings and furnishings were sold at auction, and its 42 acres (17 hectares) were redeveloped as a 14 lot subdivision.
In 1917, when the Stotesburys decided to build ‘El Mirasol,” they were a couple in the right place. at the right time.