Constructed in 1891, Duck’s Nest is the 2nd-oldest residential framework on the island

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With its fish-scale scalloped shingles and pointed finials atop each and every gable, Duck’s Nest conjures up the Victorian era.

Seen from Lake Path, it may well appear to be a charming dwelling from the turn of the 20th century. But it also has a interesting record, which consists of weathering hurricanes, architectural variations, and the improvement of Palm Beach.

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The dwelling gets its identify from the ducks that roosted on the considerable freshwater marsh, now stuffed in, which were being formerly positioned east of the making. It’s tricky to envision, but at the time the only way to entry this residence was by boat by means of Lake Really worth (now referred to as the Intracoastal Waterway).