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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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Architectural masterpiece featuring Louis Comfort Tiffany

Flagler College is rated #5 of things to do in Saint Augustine, for good reason. This working college was founded in 1968 using Ponce de Leon Hall, built in 1888 as a luxury hotel... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Flagler College is rated #5 of things to do in Saint Augustine, for good reason. This working college was founded in 1968 using Ponce de Leon Hall, built in 1888 as a luxury hotel for industrialist, oil magnate and railroad pioneer Henry Morrison Flagler. It is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. But all that is history.... More 

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Dunedin, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Built as a railroad hotel around 188, this hotel complex now serves as Flager College. Unique architecture...a 19th c interpretation of Spanish colonial plus a touch of moorish features. Domb. Made of poured cement. Decorative features like murals and painted ceilings and Tiffany stained glass windows and chandelers. Lovely gardens. Student tours.

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Perkasie, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

John was our tour guide and he was terrific. Very friendly and informative. This is a must see if you are visiting St. Augustine. The Tiffany windows and architecture and history so interesting. Tour is only an hour long. We would have liked to see and hear more.

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Okemos, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

take time while you're in Saint Augustine to tour the breath taking main building of Flagler College. Originally an incredible hotel , it is now the main building , cafeteria and a dorm. Students lead the tour. They're personable and well informed. Your ticket money goes to the College and students. The architecture is amazing as is the interior design.... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I was impressed with the quality of the college and especially the dining room. What I was not impressed with was when I was told that that area was off limits unless I went with a tour. So I did. It was $8 and was tedious - presented by a very fast-talking student who gave it her all, I must... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Really worth seeing this magnificent building - our student tour guide was amazing and better than many professionals!

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Babylon, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Beautiful! Can't imagine taking my meals surrounded by so many Tiffany windows.Great history, informative tour guide, well worth the time and $$

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

The tour guide- Mary Jo was a great orator, but the tour was very limiting and we did not see much. It was a 45 minute tour, which really boils down to like 30 minutes due to walking to each destination and waiting. I did not learn much or see much.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We did not take the tour, just went in the lobby. It is a fabulous old building. Under renovation while we were there so not quite as nice but still worth a look!

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Tiffany Glass windows in dining area are spectacular. Ask a student to escort you in the dining area.

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