Wednesday, April 24, 2013


We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Flagler College.


The college is liberal-arts school that began in 1968 as a all-women's school and then became co-ed in 1971 and became accredited in 1973.  It was named for Henry Flagler who had built the original building as the Ponce de Leon Hotel.


Flagler was an industrialist who, along with John D. Rockefeller, founded Standard Oil.  The hotel was built in 18 months with crews of men working around the clock.  Since the hotel catered to the wealthy from the north, it was only open 5 months out of the year.  Money was no concern when building the hotel and there are Tiffany windows throughout, beautiful works of art in every room, marble and onyx statues, and if something looks gold, it is golf-leaf.


We had fish and chips in a wonderful British pub.IMG_1303

Later, we took a stroll in Old Town and had some ice cream for dessert.

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