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“GREAT EDUCATION, and Beautiful!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Flagler College

Flagler College
74 King St, P. O. Box 1027, Saint Augustine, FL 32085
+1 904-829-6481
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Owner description: 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.
Venice, Florida
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“GREAT EDUCATION, and Beautiful!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Everyone should tour Flagler College....beautiful! really breathtaking, and the photo opps are endless...rich in history! The education is top quality also, we know, our daughter graduated from Flagler College!

Visited June 2012
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East Palatka, Florida
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“Beautiful College With Tons Of History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

This is one of the most beautiful colleges that I have seen. Just take a few hours to walk around photograph the wonderful sights. Read up on the history before you come and you will have a little knowledge of the place and what you are looking at. The oldest city has so many places with outstanding history and this one is a must.

Visited August 2012
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Summerville, South Carolina, United States
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“Grounds”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

I did not take the tour, but the main building is breath taking. I am a College of Charleston Graduate and I was impressed of the campus at Flagler

Visited May 2013
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Jacksonville, Florida
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“beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

So many people come to visit St. Augustine. I hope you don't miss this! This is one of the most beautiful buildings in St. Augustine! Be sure to stop by for a free walk through or just a bathroom stop!

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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“Beautiful!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Beautiful part of history. Nice area to make some wonderful pictures and learn about it began and how it became a college.

Visited May 2013
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