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Address: 74 King St, P. O. Box 1027, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
Phone Number: +1 904-829-6481
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Description: Flagler College's historic campus is located just four miles from the...
Flagler College's historic campus is located just four miles from the Atlantic Ocean in the heart of St. Augustine, Fla., the “nation’s oldest city.”The college is named for Henry Morrison Flagler, a Gilded Age industrialist, railroad pioneer and partner with John D. Rockefeller in Standard Oil. In 1888, Flagler built the Hotel Ponce de Leon, his first in a series of luxury resorts along Florida’s east coast. A masterpiece of Spanish Renaissance architecture and the first major poured-in-place concrete building in the United States is now known as Ponce de Leon Hall. This National Historic Landmark serves as the centerpiece for the Flagler College.The grand hotel launched the careers of young architects John Carrere and Thomas Hastings who are noted most for the New York Public Library and the House and Senate Office Buildings adjacent to the Capitol in Washington, D.C.The Edison Electric Company powered the building with steam heat and 4,000 electric lights, making the Ponce one of the nation’s first electrified buildings. Louis Comfort Tiffany is credited with the building’s interior design including the stained glass and mosaics. Murals were completed by George Willoughby Maynard and Virgilio Tojetti.The hotel was gifted to Flagler College when the institution was founded in 1968. Since then, the college has spent more than $43 million dollars restoring the historic campus and adding new buildings.
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interesting college

Current main dining hall and residence was a previous glorious hotel and named after millionaire and former partner of John Rockefeller.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Current main dining hall and residence was a previous glorious hotel and named after millionaire and former partner of John Rockefeller.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Magnificent building. Tour was very short, but very instructive. Guide was cute but talked way too fast. I wish they show more rooms of the building.

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Hudson, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Beautiful college my daughter and I visited as she was possibly interested in going here. My inlaws live near by the college so we took a tour. Beautiful school!!!!!!!!!

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Danvers, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Taking this tour is a great way to learn the history of the area, and especially Flagler. The tour is given by current students. I have taken it twice and both times it was informative and the student conducting the tour was enthusiastic.

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Okemos, Michigan
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Well done tour of this unique College main building. It was lead by students who did a great job and, it's the only way to see the spectacular collection of one of a kind crystal chandlers and Tiffany windows.

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Miami, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Cons: Tour guide was very nice, but spoke at 1000 words per minute. English is not my first language so I though it was just me until an American born lady asked her to slow down, with no much success. College is huge, however they show only 2 rooms and the main entrance which is available to anyone. Pros. Nice... More 

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Jensen beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

The entranceway is spectacular, with gold leaf decoration and mosaics. I enjoyed seeing the incredible dining room and Tiffany windows. Unfortunately, because this is still a working college, one of the main rooms was unavailable the day we were there.

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Dunedin, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

You enter the grand foyer and the tours guide through the history of the rich and famous who stayed for the season. The architecture and Tiffany windows astound even the seasoned traveler. Now a college, the second floor houses the student dinning room with replicas of leather and horse hair stuffed chairs.. The entire room is surrounded by Tiffany stained... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

We loved reading about the college history and its setting. Our teenager son liked it too. We got back home and read more about it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

This former luxury hotel is truly amazing. It's one of the places you have to see if you're visiting St. Augustine. We took the tour and it was a bit short but it gave us a good idea of how the super rich lived and spent their money. Today, it is a small liberal arts college. All I can say... More 

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