SWF Friday: Flagler College

Flagler College is located in the heart of historic St. Augustine, Florida. Flagler College is named for Gilded Age industrialist Henry Flagler.  The historic Hotel Ponce de Leon serves a residence hall and focal point of the campus.  Built by Henry Flagler in 1888 the Hotel Ponce de Leon was an exclusive by invitation only resort. The hotel remained in operation until 1967 when it was sold to the college.  Flagler Collge opened 1968.

Taken using sepia color setting.
Taken using sepia color setting.

Statue of Henry Flagler
Statue of Henry Flagler

The fountain in the courtyard serves as a giant sun dial. Using the turtles and frogs at the bottom of the fountain it is possible to tell time. Also, the sidewalks form a Celtic cross with the fountain as the circle in the center. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get a good shot of it.

The fountain in the courtyard serves as a giant sun dial. Using the turtles and frogs at the bottom of the fountain it is possible to tell time. Also, the sidewalks form a Celtic cross with the Fountian as the circle in the center. Unforunately, I wasn't able to get a good shot of either.

Designed by Thomas Hastings and John M. Carrere this grand hotel featured pour concrete construction. Hastings and Carrere’s Spanish Renaissance style would be influential throughout Florida for the next half centruy.

Considered on of the premire examples of Spanish Renaissance the Ponce de Leon was one of three Flagler Hotels to survive the Depression
Considered on of the premiere examples of Spanish Renaissance the Ponce de Leon was one of three Flagler Hotels to survive the Depression

The dinning hall features Tiffany glass windows. I know Tiffany glass windows in building just 4 miles from the coast seems risky to me but the glass is protected by plexiglass.  Nothing like the dinning hall from my alma mater.

Tiffany Glass windows
Tiffany Glass windows

The electric lights in the dinning hall were designed by Thomas Edison.
The electric lights in the dinning hall were designed by Thomas Edison.
Murals on the ceiling of the dinning hall.

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