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The history of Mar-a-Lago
It began with a cereal heiress
Marjorie Merriweather Post was Mrs. Edward F. Hutton when she commissioned Marion Sims Wyeth to build her a 58-bedroom Spanish-Moorish-Portuguese-Venetian palace on 17 acres of jungle between the ocean and the Intracoastal.
The estate was finished in 1927. Ornamentation is visible from the outer part of the building. These photos, taken in 1994, show the courtyard.
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Former President Donald Trump's 'Winter White House'
In 1985, Donald Trump paid $10 million for Mar-a-Lago. It contained 33 bathrooms, three bomb shelters and a nine-hole golf course.
“I thought I was buying a museum,” Trump told Palm Beach Life in 1986, according to the Daily News.
“I never thought it was going to be a particularly comfortable place, but I thought it was so incredible as a statement that it would be wonderful to own. The fact is, it has turned out not only to be a museum but a very comfortable home.”
A decade later, he converted it to a private club with a spa, tennis and croquet courts, a new ballroom and beach club.
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Information from stories and archives through the years by The Palm Beach Post and Palm Beach Daily News were used in this report.
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