FLOR500, Garden 206 Edward William Bok, Author, Philanthropist (1863–1930) Edward Bok, a Dutch immigrant, came to the United States at age 6. He became a noted author and philanthropist. He was editor of The Ladies' Home Journal for 30 years. His autobiography won the Gold Medal of the Academy of Political and Social Science and the Joseph Pulitzer Prize. In 1927, Bok and his wife, Mary Louise, began construction of Bok Tower Gardens, near their winter home at Mountain Lake Estates at Lake Wales. It was dedicated on Feb. 1, 1929 by President Calvin Coolidge.
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Edward William Bok, Author, Philanthropist 

(1863–1930)

Edward Bok, a Dutch immigrant, came to the United States at age 6. He became a noted author and philanthropist. He was editor of The Ladies' Home Journal for 30 years. His autobiography won the Gold Medal of the Academy of Political and Social Science and the Joseph Pulitzer Prize. In 1927, Bok and his wife, Mary Louise, began construction of Bok Tower Gardens, near their winter home at Mountain Lake Estates at Lake Wales. It was dedicated on Feb. 1, 1929 by President Calvin Coolidge.



















































































































































 

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