The task that faced Richard Marconi when he set out to compile his book “Then and Now: Palm Beach” (Arcadia) was made considerably easier by the pleasant fact that Palm Beach changes less than any community outside of Monaco.
Marconi’s book is full of pictures of Worth Avenue from 50 or 60 years ago where only the names of the stores have changed. Similarly, The Breakers of 1940 is different from The Breakers of 2013 by virtue of the fact that the palm trees are taller.
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