People, Feb. 15, 1960

Palm Beach's fabulous white marble Flagler Museum came back to life when some 425 very social guests attended the pinnacle event of Florida's winter season. The museum was once Whitehall Mansion, home of Oilman Henry Morrison Flagler, a Rockefeller partner who, before his death in 1913, almost singlehanded, transformed much of southern Florida from wasteland into alluring real estate. Built in 1902 at a cost of $2,500,00. Whitehall's 39 rooms include a cavernous (110 ft. by 40 ft.) tapestried main hall that once contained one of the largest Persian Kirmanshah rugs ever loomed....

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