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Flagler College

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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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An informative tour.

We enjoyed the tour of the college very much. I found it quite interesting to be touring the school grounds while students were scurrying to classes all around us. There is a ton... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Mount Dora, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed the tour of the college very much. I found it quite interesting to be touring the school grounds while students were scurrying to classes all around us. There is a ton of history in this building and it was neat to hear the interesting stories the guides tell.

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Seminole, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The Flagler College tour was truly educational and amazing! It was astonishing to think that students were taking courses in such a historical place!!! Made me want to go back to college :)

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South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

I gave this place a 3 because so much is being done to the property at this present time. It is beautiful and breath taking but so much Is being hidden by scaffolds. Wait til this complete.

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Hilton Head Island, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Be sure to take the free guided tour of the college's main building, which is a former hotel for extremely rich people in the 1920's or so. Our student guide was wonderful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Loved the stained glass windows. Back in the day Thomas. Edison installed electricity in the college. It had electrify 5 years before the White House!

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New Port Richey, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Loved the college tour! Our guild was knowledgeable & the history in that place is wonderful! I recommend it!

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

For ten dollars you get a guided tour through the courtyard, foyer, dining room and Grand ball room. Or you can take yourself through the building and all you will miss is the Grand Ballroom.

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Take a tour of one of the few remaining interiors of a wonderful Flagler hotel. The first real developer of Florida, Flagler built hotel palaces with fanciful interiors. With its fountains and tiles, this is a must-see in St. Augustine.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

They are currently renovating or would give 5 stars But beautiful architecture if this reformed hotel.....campus sprawled out over the historic district. Great to walk.

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Bay City, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Henry Flager was a man with great taste. Words cannot describe the beauty of this college. The workmanship done by hand many years ago is amazing. We go back and see this college every time we go to St. Augustine. When you walk into this building you go back in time. The lobby , cafateria . We took the tour... More 

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