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“Beautiful college - make plans to take a tour!”
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.
Reviewed August 29, 2017

We stopped by the college, but didn't have time to stay for the tour - which would have been great! The stained glass windows were beautiful...we would have loved to learn more about the college and its history

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Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the tour. Very informative. Beautiful Tiffany stained glass and Australian crystal chandeliers. A must tour!

Thank Claudia M
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Reviewed August 28, 2017

Unbelievable architecture; well preserved history from a by gone era. Student lead tours are well worth the trip.

Thank Jim C
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Reviewed August 28, 2017

This place is amazing. If you love history and antiques this is the place for you.
The dining area is reminiscent of Hogwarts and it was a great experience.

Thank Jessica S
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Reviewed August 27, 2017 via mobile

As I walked through the Flagler grounds, I remembered this as a youngster when our family stayed here when this was the Ponce de León Hotel, a luxury hotel.

The grounds and architecture are beautiful and iconic to St Augustine.

So many memories. Would recommend a tour to anyone visiting the area.

Thank Doug B
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