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“Free to walk in, with loo too”
Review of Flagler College

Flagler College
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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.
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“Free to walk in, with loo too”
Reviewed February 11, 2012

There are tours, monster numbers on them. We just walked about the public areas. Gorgeous architecture of another age.

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Pittsburgh PA
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“Flagler College worth the time”
Reviewed February 9, 2012

Very interesting to see the inside of the building...Tiffany windows in the dining hall and the women's parlor area was magnificent!

Visited February 2012
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Springfield, Virginia
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“Must See”
Reviewed February 9, 2012

Worth seeing Louis Comfort Tiffany windows and gold trim everywhere

Visited February 2012
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Canada
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“Very impressive”
Reviewed February 7, 2012

What amazed me about the building is that it still looks so much like a hotel, but it is a university full of students. I'll be encouraging all of my out of town guests to take the tour... and I'll go with them every time.

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Beaufort, SC
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“Beautiful legacy”
Reviewed February 7, 2012

My kind of campus. The architecture of the buildings was not only interesting, but beautiful. The guide was very informative during the tour.

Visited February 2012
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