Trivia Tuesday: It's Getting Hot in Here

Large white mansion with red tile roof and pillars

One of our favorite places on the island - @flaglermuseum - is a perfect place to beat the heat and enjoy some of Palm Beach’s “rich” history. But it wasn’t always so cool! Do you know when the Gilded Age mansion caught up to the modern ages and was air-conditioned?

  • 1950s
  • 1970s
  • 1990s
  • 2000s

The Flagler Museum AKA Whitehall is pleased to be fully air-conditioned. It was added in the late 1990s. Prior to that, the building relied on tropical breezes to cool it for over 80 years. We can proudly attest that we endured a visit in August one year in the 90s…probably just a few years before the upgrade was completed. Whew!

Photo courtesy Flagler Museum

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