Colonnades Beach Hotel

One of the pleasures of having an office in West Palm Beach was the ability to take in the pleasures of a resort area like South Florida. One of those more pleasurable places was the Colonnades Beach Hotel on Singer Island; the photo above of the entrance dates from October 1966. I’m not sure how this photo got into the Vulcan archive but I’m glad it did.

The hotel was built in the early 1960’s by John MacArthur, the well-known and colourful developer whose wealth is better known today by the John D. and Katherine T. MacArthur Foundation, still a major holder of Palm Beach County real estate. It hosted many celebrities from Jackie Gleason to Janis Joplin, in addition to the Vulcan employees. It was torn down in 1990.

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