St. Augustine in St. Johns County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Flagler Era, Built 1887-1889
The Hotel Alcazar was constructed by Henry Flagler, Standard Oil Company co-founder and developer of the Florida East Coast Railway. The Alcazar was part of a trio of Moorish and Spanish Renaissance Revival styled resorts that depicted Flagler's ideal of a "Riviera" in St. Augustine. The building was designed by New York architecture firm Carrére and Hastings and constructed by McQuire and McDonald Company of St. Augustine using cast concrete with coquina shell aggregate and terra cotta features. The hotel closed in 1932 and was purchased by O.C. Lightner in 1947 to exhibit his collections. The building now serves as the Lightner Museum and City Hall.
Listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of the Interior.
Erected by City of St. Augustine.
Location. 29° 53.49′ N, 81° 18.84′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in St. Johns County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of King Street (Business U.S. 1) and Cordova Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Don Pedro Menéndez de Aviles (a few steps from this marker); The Alcazar Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Don Pedro Menendez De Aviles (within shouting distance of this marker); Alcazar Hotel / City Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Cordova Hotel/County Courthouse (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing. ); William Wing Loring (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Henry M. Flagler (about 300 feet away); Ponce de Leon Hotel (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Augustine.
Also see . . . Lightner Museum. (Submitted on January 11, 2018, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 10, 2018, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 74 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 10, 2018, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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