Addison Mizner (1872 – 1933) was a resort architect born in Benicia, California. Year 1872 ( MDCCCLXXII) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Leap year Year 1933 ( MCMXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. An architect is a licensed individual who leads a design team in the Planning and Design of buildings and participates in oversight of Building Construction Benicia is a waterside city in Solano County, California, United States. California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. Mizner did not have formal training. As a child he traveled around the world with his father, who was the United States minister to Guatemala. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Guatemala (República de Guatemala) is a country in Central America bordered by Mexico to the north and west the Pacific Ocean to the southwest Mizner began his architectural career in San Francisco and later worked in New York City. The City and County of San Francisco is the fourth most populous city The City of New York
Mizner was the brother and sometime partner of businessman and con artist Wilson Mizner. Wilson Mizner ( May 19 1876, Benicia California - April 3 1933, Los Angeles California) was an American playwright
In 1903 He co-illustrated a book with Ethel Watts Mumford titled 'The Limerick Up To Date Book' (Paul Elder Company, San Francisco, 1903) while in San Francisco. Little is known about his sketches and artwork which preceded his architectural career.
At age 46, he moved to Palm Beach, Florida, for his health, and his Spanish Revival architecture won the attention of wealthy clients in West Palm Beach, Florida and Palm Beach, Florida. Palm Beach is an upscale Incorporated town in Palm Beach County, Florida, United States. West Palm Beach, also known as West Palm, is the most populous city in Palm Beach County, Florida, USA. Palm Beach is an upscale Incorporated town in Palm Beach County, Florida, United States. His work included the 37-room El Mirasol (now the Sunflower) for Edward T. Stotesbury, the town’s most notable family of the time—installing a 40-car garage, a tea house, an auditorium and a private zoo. Edward Townsend Stotesbury (1849-1938 was a prominent Investment banker and partner at J Villa Flora was built in 1921 for a banker at J.P. Morgan. John Pierpont Morgan ( April 17, 1837 &ndash March 31, 1913) was an American financier banker and art collector who
La Guerida (or "bounty of war") was built in 1923 for the Wanamakers (Philadelphia department store heir Rodman Wanamaker) which was later purchased by Joe Kennedy for a paltry $120,000 in 1933 would later become John F. Kennedy's “Winter White House. John Nelson Wanamaker ( July 11, 1838 – December 12, 1922) was a United States merchant religious leader civic and political figure John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy (May 29 1917&ndashNovember 22 1963 often referred to by his initials JFK, was the thirty-fifth President of ” It sold to When John K. Castle, chief executive of Castle Harlan, and his wife Marianne, in 1995.
Mizner's own Palm Beach home, built in 1925, was El Solano. He sold that to Harold Vanderbilt and John Lennon later purchased the home. Harold Stirling Vanderbilt ( July 6, 1884 &ndash July 4, 1970) was a member of the prominent United States Vanderbilt family John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (born
Mizner also designed and built the historic Riverside Baptist Church (founded in 1908) in Jacksonville, Florida, which he completed in 1926. Because he promised to build the church in honor of his mother, Mizner refused payment for his services. The church is Mizner's only piece of religious architecture. 
In 1928, Mizner designed the original Cloisters Hotel at Sea Island, Georgia
He died bankrupt in 1931 of a heart attack. Sea Island is an isolated Resort Island located in unincorporated Glynn County just off the Atlantic coast of southern Georgia
An 11-foot tall statue of Addison Mizner by Columbian sculptor Cristobal Gaviria was erected in Boca Raton in March 2005 (Mizner Blvd. and Federal Highway (U.S. Route 1) to commemorate his contributions to Boca Raton and Florida architecture. US Route 1 (US 1 is a major north-south US Highway that serves the East Coast of the United States. Florida ( is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States, bordering Alabama to the northwest and Georgia to the The term architecture (from Greek αρχιτεκτονικήarchitektoniki) can be used to mean a process a profession or documentation In addition, in 1968 an elementary school in Boca Raton was built and named for him to commemorate his additions to the city's architecture. Boca Raton ("bōkə rə-tōn" is a city in Palm Beach County, Florida incorporated in May 1925
Pratt, Theodore. Theodore Pratt (1901 - 1969 was an American writer who is best known for his novels set in Florida. The Story of Boca Raton. Great Outdoors, 1963.