St. Augustine: America's first city (Part 4)

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The Flagler Era

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Henry Flagler, was an industrialist, oil magnate and railroad pioneer.

Flagler extended the railroad to St. Augustine in the 1880s -- and promptly began recreating the city as a winter resort for the wealthy.

Built in 1888, Flagler's grand Ponce de Leon Hotel, shown here, is a prominent example of Spanish Renaissance architecture.

Since 1967, the former hotel has been the home of Flagler College.

 


The hotel in 1908. Photo: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Detroit Publishing Company Collection.



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