Henry Flagler Photos

Henry Morrison Flagler (Jan. 1, 1830 - May 20, 1913) made his first fortune as partner in Standard Oil with John D. Rockefeller. Inspired by a visit to St Augustine, in 1885, Flagler built his first hotel, the Ponce de Leon in St Augustine, then essentially the southernmost city in Florida. With vision, Flagler pushed a railroad south through what was then swamp, making towns like Palm Beach & Miami Beach into swish resorts. His Florida East Coast Railroad reached Key West by 1912. Flagler is considered one of the builders of Florida.

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Statue of Henry Flagler railway magnate who built Ponce de Leon Hotel & after whom Flagler College is named. St Augustine, FL.Detail of Five Flags senate mural new State Capitol showing rail tycoon Flagler, orange industry & black woman. Tallahassee, FL.Ponce de Leon Hotel now Flagler College. St Augustine, FL.Alcazar Hotel which now serves as city hall & Lightner Museum. St Augustine, FL.
Statue of Henry Flagler (1830-1913) railway magnate who built Ponce de Leon Hotel & after whom Flagler College is named. St Augustine, FL.Detail of Five Flags senate mural new State Capitol showing rail tycoon Flagler, orange industry & black woman. Tallahassee, FL.Ponce de Leon Hotel (1887) now Flagler College. St Augustine, FL. Style: Neo Spanish Renaissance. Architect: Carrère & Hastings. On National Register.Alcazar Hotel (1888) which now serves as city hall & Lightner Museum. St Augustine, FL. Style: Moorish. Architect: Carrère & Hastings. On National Register.
Henry Morrison Flagler mausoleum wing of Memorial Presbyterian Church. St Augustine, FL.Medallion of Henry Flagler over his tomb in Memorial Presbyterian Church. St Augustine, FL.Mausoleum of Henry Flagler in Memorial Presbyterian Church. St Augustine, FL.Pitcher from Royal Palm Hotel built by Flagler on north bank of Miami River at Historical Museum of Southern Florida. Miami, FL.
Henry Morrison Flagler mausoleum wing of Memorial Presbyterian Church. St Augustine, FL.Medallion of Henry Flagler over his tomb in Memorial Presbyterian Church. St Augustine, FL.Mausoleum of Henry Flagler in Memorial Presbyterian Church. St Augustine, FL.Pitcher from Royal Palm Hotel (c1897-1928) built by Flagler on north bank of Miami River at Historical Museum of Southern Florida. Miami, FL.
Florida East Coast Railway Steam Locomotive #153 at Gold Coast Railroad Museum. Miami, FL.


Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) Steam Locomotive #153 (1922) (4-6-2) at Gold Coast Railroad Museum. Miami, FL. On National Register.



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