The Life and Work of Addison Mizner with Author Richard Rene Silvin

Join NHA guest speaker Richard René Silvin for a discussion on his book, Villa Mizner. René Silvin describes the life of the elusive society architect, Addison Mizner. He begins with his childhood and covers his disparate and little known early life. The presentation will discuss Mizner’s arrival in Palm Beach in 1918 and the reasons for his success, while he was sponsored by his mentor and financier, Paris Singer, when Singer built Palm Beach’s Everglades Club in 1919.

Through pictures and story-telling the presentation follows the various influential people in Mizner’s life. Silvin focuses on several magnificent houses including the most important ones, like El Mirasol, Casa Benditta, and Playa Riente, many of which were destroyed in the 1950’s and 1960’s. He will also reveal details about their owners.

This lecture is in collaboration with Nantucket Preservation Trust.

Media sponsorship is generously provided by Novation Media.

The Nantucket Historical Association preserves and interprets the history of Nantucket through its programs, collections, and properties, in order to promote the island’s significance and foster an appreciation of it among all audiences.

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