St. Augustine in St. Johns County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Henry M. Flagler
1830 - 1913
The Ponce de Leon Hotel (Flagler College)
and the Hotel Alcazar (The Lightner Museum) in St. Augustine.
This bronze statue was installed to recognize his achievements in developing the State of Florida. Erected in 1959 by the National Railways Historical Society.
for all to experience the Joy of Art. © 2014
Erected 2014 by St. Augustine Art Association.
Location. 29° 53.532′ N, 81° 18.878′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in St. Johns County. Marker is at the intersection of King Street (Business U.S. 1) and Granada Street, on the left when traveling east on King Street. Touch for map. Marker is a large metal plaque, mounted at eye-level, on a red brick pillar just outside the Flagler College main front entrance, and a few feet from the subject Henry M. Flagler statue and monument. Marker is at or near this postal address: 74 King Street, Saint Augustine FL 32084, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ponce de Leon Hotel (here, next to this marker); Alcazar Hotel / City Hall Villa Zorayda (within shouting distance of this marker); The Alcazar Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Rosario Redoubt (within shouting distance of this marker); Tolomato Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Don Pedro Menéndez de Aviles (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Villa Zorayda (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Augustine.
Also see . . . Henry Morrison Flagler Biography. Flagler believed that Florida had the potential to attract large numbers of tourists, and in 1885 and began construction of the 540-room Hotel Ponce de Leon. Realizing the importance of a transportation system to support his hotel ventures, Flagler purchased the Jacksonville, St. Augustine & Halifax Railroad, the first railroad in what would eventually become the Florida East Coast Railway system. (Submitted on November 10, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 10, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 32 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 10, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.