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“Beautiful Church”

Memorial Presbyterian Church
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Owner description: Located in historic St. Augustine, Florida, Memorial Presbyterian Church is a congregation of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). We are not just any church. We are Florida's first Presbyterian congregation, established in 1824. CNN has named us one of the eight religious wonders in the United States. The present sanctuary was given by Henry Morrison Flagler and dedicated in 1890 as a memorial to his daughter Jenny Louise Benedict who died from complications from childbirth. Mr. Flagler, his first wife, Mary, daughter Jenny Louise and granddaughter, Marjorie, are entombed in the Flagler family mausoleum at Memorial. The church is open for visitors Monday-Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Enjoy a tour of the church by one of our trained docents during the week and then return on Sunday to join us in worship. Our visitors come from across the state, the nation, and the world.
Pulaski, Tennessee
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“Beautiful Church”
Reviewed June 5, 2013

Impressive architecture both inside and out. A docent was available for questions. He told us that everything in the church is pretty much original. Just as Flagler College, each tile was hand cut and individually placed - these were made in Italy. Flagler is more impressive in extravagence but the church is FREE, so make sure you stop by and check it out. We parked elsewhere and walked to the building.

The Basilica Cathedral close to St. George Street is just as beautiful if not more so inside.

Visited May 2013
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“Awesome old church”
Reviewed June 3, 2013

This amazing building has great architecture and fantastic craftsmanship like many of the buildings Flagler was involved in. The woodwork alone is worth the visit.

Visited July 2012
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St. Augustine, Florida
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“Awesome church”
Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

Pretty unbelievable that this magnificent church was built in under one year. The architecture of Carrerre and Hastings is spectacular.

Visited May 2013
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“Gorgeous church”
Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful expression of his devotion to his daughter. Some of the prettiest stained glass windows I've ever seen and the mahogany wood and ceilings are so rich.

Visited May 2013
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Columbus, OH
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“Beautiful on the outside, pretty inside.”
Reviewed May 22, 2013

After touring Flagler College (excellent) we wanted to see his church that all the tour guides talk about. A real beauty on the outside, it has some very nice elements inside. This is not an ornate church. The stained glass is pretty and colorful, but modest (and not Tiffany). The light fixtures and mahogany pews were notable. Seeing the Flagler family resting place was only through a locked gate.
It only takes a few minutes to see, if you have the time, worth a quick stop. No fee, but a dollar donation requested.

Visited May 2013
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