Lost City of Mangonia – West Palm Beach, Florida - Atlas Obscura

Lost City of Mangonia

This historic site situated in the Northwood shores neighborhood houses the remains of a forgotten town. 


The town of Mangonia was first created by settler reverend Eldridge Gale in 1884 who arrived in the area to establish a mango plantation. In 1884 his son George arrived to build a pineapple farm.

Over the next decade, the small town flourished and had everything from a church to a developed boat-building industry. At Gales Point was the site of Mangonia Boat Works which spurred the rediscovery of this forgotten town. During a routine pool installation in 1973, a steam engine was unearthed. However, it wasn’t until the 21st century that the town was fully rediscovered.

The Northwood neighborhood itself is a historic gem. There are multiple houses over 100 years old ranging in beautiful architectural styles from Mission and Vernacular to Mediterranean revival. 

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