The Flagler Factor
Henry Flagler, a partner with John D. Rockefeller in Standard Oil, arrived in St. Augustine in the 1880s and was the driving force behind turning the city into a winter resort for the wealthy northern elite. Flagler bought a number of local railroads which were incorporated into the Florida East Coast Railway, which built its headquarters in St. Augustine. Flagler built luxury hotels.
28.5 – .3 miles west of A1A
The Ponce de Leon Hotel had its electrical wiring personally installed by Flagler friend, Thomas Edison. The largest collection of glasswork by artist Louis Comfort Tiffany still graces the buildings that comprise today's Flagler College. For tours and other information, visit http://legacy.flagler.edu/Tours-sp8.html.
The Lightner Museum also house many Tiffany works and house perhaps the largest collection of Victoriana in the world. www.lightnermuseum.org
The historic Bridge of Lions connects downtown St. Augustine to Anastasia Island and St. Augustine Beach.
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74 King Street, Saint Augustine, FL
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Points of Interest