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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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The building was gorgeous, I wish we had been able to see more of it. Sadly they were doing work on the outside of the school so we could not see it as well. Bring your camera but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

The building was gorgeous, I wish we had been able to see more of it. Sadly they were doing work on the outside of the school so we could not see it as well. Bring your camera but no flash allowed, the Tiffany glass is gorgeous and the carving and painting are also amazing to see. Tour took around an... More 

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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful school. I found it hard to believe that they actually let the students eat in the dinning room, which has the original table and chairs used in the hotel.

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Flagler College is named after Henry Flagler, of Standard Oil. It occupies what was once the Hotel Ponce de Leon, built in 1888. A resort hotel like none other - where guests paid six figures and were admitted by invitation only. The tour cost was $10, $8 for seniors. Our tour was conducted by a student, May, who had just... More 

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Ajax, Canada
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Knowledgeable guide who was returning to Flagler as a sophomore. Many photo ops. Not all areas open to the public. Saw the entrance hall, dining room, and speaker's room(?) with historical displays.

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Medford, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This was once a luxury resort built by Henry Flagler in 1887.Guided tours are given by students at the college and are very informative.

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Fleming Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Amazing must see if you visit the FL northeast coast. Originally built as a tourist hotel to entice the wealthy to visit. Now an acredited college. No expense was spared when Fagler, a transportation tycoon, built it and the opulence is still very much in evidence today.

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Ellijay, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Very knowledgeable tour guide. Tour only covers two rooms that are locked to the public. Otherwise you can see the courtyard and lobby without paying for the tour.

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Poinciana, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This was one of our favorite things we did in St. Augustine. Our guide May was very informative and personal.

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Lithia, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Loved this tour. The Tiffany glass is beautiful. Wonderful history lesson. Henry Flagler was definitely a visionary leader.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We took the tour of the Flagler college and it was just amazing! Our guide was May, she was very knowledgeable about the school and was able to inform us of everything we had questions to! The building is just amazing and is a must see! You get to see a lot of cool stuff on the tour!

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Address: 74 King St, P. O. Box 1027, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
Phone Number: +1 904-829-6481
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint Augustine

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