Clarence H. Geist was a financier who played an important role in the early history of Boca Raton, Florida. He purchased the Boca Raton Resort (then called The Cloisters) for $76,350 after Addison Mizner's Mizner Development Corporation fell into bankruptcy while developing the property.
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Geist owned this home, originally called The Godfrey Residence, which he renamed Launfal.
Launfal is currently part of the all-girls Catholic school, Academy of Notre Dame de Namur.
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