March 18, 2009

Bok Tower & Gardens

Edward William Bok (1863-1930), American editor and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, was born in Den Helder, Netherlands, on October 9, 1863. He came to the United States at the age of six. Educated in the Brooklyn Public Schools, he went on to become a great business success. The Tower and Gardens were his tribute to the great opportunity America had presented him, and to what was thought to be the highest point in Florida at the time of construction. To learn more on his history see ttp://

Since there is ample discussion about the man, the tower and the gardens on this website, I'll just let the pictures do the talking and leave by saying we had a great afternoon strolling through this beautiful place!

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