North Palm Beach

The Village of North Palm Beach was incorporated on August 13, 1956. The Ross brothers, Richard and Herbert, together with Jack Schwencke and Jay White, are responsible for the success of the Village. Everything in the Village was planned precisely, and the community is unique as a result.

The links below will take you to articles written about the Village of North Palm Beach. This is a growing, continually updated list. Please keep checking back for more!

places

Beach Days – MacArthur Beach State Park, and how it began.

The Empty Hotel – Paris Singer and the hotel that never was.

The North Palm Beach Country Club – The country club began with an old building that was once called the Winter Club. It’s still on the Registry of Historic Places, but it doesn’t exist anymore…

The Parker Bridge in North Palm Beach, named for Mr. Parker – Learn about the history of the Parker Bridge in North Palm Beach, completed in 1926.

Plan To Live in North Palm Beach – The early days of North Palm Beach. Do you remember what it was like?

North Palm Beach to build new clubhouse – In January 2016, after the regular Village Council meeting, a discussion was held as to the look of the new clubhouse. Architect Brian Idle provided projected costs for all the amenities, an overview of potential revenue and progress to date.

The Cold War Comes to North Palm Beach – Did you know about the bunker on Peanut Island? Today the bunker is in considerable disrepair. The Port of Palm Beach leases the bunker to the Palm Beach Maritime Museum.

events

1956 Parade of Homes – After the Village of North Palm Beach was incorporated on August 13, 1956, the construction and sale of homes within the Village began with the Parade of Homes.

faces-and-names

Faces and Names in North Palm Beach – In 1967, Arlette Griner was named ‘Woman of the Year’ by the Junior Woman’s Club of North Palm Beach.

Honoring Jack Schwencke – In 1956, Jack Schwencke, with Dick and Bob Ross, and Jay White, developed and founded the Village of North Palm Beach.  On May 9, 2012, Mr. Schwencke passed away at the age of 95.

The Ross Brothers -In 1955, Richard Ross and Herbert Ross purchased the land that would become North Palm Beach.

research-and-the-archives

“NPB Prepares for Gigantic Tencennial” – Documents are available for viewing in the North Palm Beach Village Historian’s office. In January of 1967, the Village of North Palm Beach honored its first families during the tencennial celebration.

“Veteran Resident Writes History to Mark NPB’s 25th Anniversary” – Documents are available for viewing in the North Palm Beach Village Historian’s office, including the 25th Anniversary booklet written by Bill Young, who once served as Village Historian. The booklet is also available for viewing in the Reference Section of the library.

Working with photographs – The difficulties in working with historical photographs.

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