The Flagler College Legacy Tour
Just in time for the holidays, historical tours of Flagler College formerly Hotel Ponce de Leon will start running on the hour beginning Monday, December 11. The expanded tour schedule will last until January 1.
Tour times will be at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. and last approximately an hour.
December 24 – Christmas Eve last tour departs at 12 p.m.
December 25 – Christmas Day tours canceled.
Tours depart from the Flagler College main lobby (Rotunda) of the college located at 74 King Street.
Tickets may be purchased at this location 20 minutes before each tour or at Flagler’s Legacy located at 59 St. George Street (steps away from the inn) open daily between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Pricing is $10 for adults, $1 for children under the age of 12,
For more information, please contact Flagler’s Legacy Tours at (904) 823-3378 or online at legacy.flagler.edu/tours.
Flagler College in St Augustine celebrates 47 years of providing a rich, comprehensive liberal arts education in a small, supportive environment. Its heritage, however, extends back more than a century.
The college is named for Henry Morrison Flagler, a Gilded Age industrialist, railroad pioneer and entrepreneur who partnered with John D. Rockefeller to find the Standard Oil Company.
In 1888, Flagler built the former Hotel Ponce de León, 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. A National Historic Landmark, it serves as the centerpiece for Flagler College.
The grand hotel launched the careers of young architects John Carrére 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. Interestingly, Carrére and Hastings, were young men right out of college when they designed the hotel.
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 Ponce de León, was innovative for its time and serves as a reminder of his enterprise, diligence and commitment to lofty standards. The college is pledged to the preservation and use of this facility and other historic and architecturally unique campus structures.
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