Ponce De Leon Hotel

Ponce De Leon Hotel (HM3HQ)

Location: St Augustine, FL 32084 St Johns County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 53.532', W 81° 18.882'

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The magnificent structure was erected between 1885 and 1887 by Henry M. Flagler, the hotel and railroad magnate whose activities contributed greatly to the development of Florida's eastern coastal area. Designed by the New York architectural firm of Carrere and Hastings, the building reflects the Spanish Renaissance style throughout. The hotel was the first major edifice in the United States to be constructed of poured concrete, a mixture of cement, sand, and coquina shell. The interior is decorated with imported marble, carved oak, and murals painted by Tojetti and George W. Maynard. Its stained glass windows were created by Louis Comfort Tiffany of New York. The Ponce De Leon Hotel was the flagship of the Flagler hotel system which soon extended all along the east coast of Florida. Located in the "Winter Newport," this resort hotel entertained celebrities from around the world, including several U.S. Presidents. During World War II, the hotel served as a Coast Guard Training Center. In 1968, this historic landmark was converted into Flagler College, an accredited liberal arts institution. Independent and coeducational, the college serves students from across the nation.
HM NumberHM3HQ
Series This marker is part of the National Historic Landmarks series
Marker NumberF-240_MARKER
Year Placed1975
Placed BySt. Johns Society Historical Commission in cooperation with Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 6:10pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 469615 N 3306881
Decimal Degrees29.89220000, -81.31470000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 53.532', W 81° 18.882'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 53' 31.92" N, 81° 18' 52.92" W
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Area Code(s)904
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 80-84 US-1 BUS, St Augustine FL 32084, US
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