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.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Florida East Coast Railroad and Hotels series list.
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. Marker is a large metal plaque, mounted Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 74 King Street, Saint Augustine FL 32084, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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 (within shouting distance of this marker); Don Pedro Menendez De Aviles (within shouting distance of this marker); 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); The Villa Zorayda Today (within shouting distance of this marker). 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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 10, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 10, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 143 times since then. 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.