Flagler's Ponce de Leon Hotel, St Augustine Photos

The Ponce de Leon Hotel (1887) was Henry Flagler's first hotel for which he commissioned New York architects John M. Carrère & Thomas Hastings from the firm of McKim, Mead, & White. The Spanish Renaissance-style building is noted for its richness of detail. The building, on the National Register, is now Flagler College.

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Ponce de Leon Hotel now Flagler College. St Augustine, FL.Statue of St. Augustine founder Don Pedro Menendez de-Aviles faces Flagler College. St Augustine, FL.Spanish Renaissance roofline of Ponce de Leon Hotel. St Augustine, FL.Fountain before Ponce de Leon Hotel. St Augustine, FL.
Ponce de Leon Hotel (1887) now Flagler College. St Augustine, FL. Style: Neo Spanish Renaissance. Architect: Carrère & Hastings. On National Register.Statue of St. Augustine founder Don Pedro Menendez de-Aviles faces Flagler College. St Augustine, FL.Spanish Renaissance roofline of Ponce de Leon Hotel. St Augustine, FL.Fountain before Ponce de Leon Hotel. St Augustine, FL.
Tower of Ponce de Leon Hotel. St Augustine, FL.Balcony of Ponce de Leon Hotel, first major building in USA of poured concrete. St Augustine, FL.Tower of Ponce de Leon Hotel. St Augustine, FL.Courtyard of Ponce de Leon Hotel. St Augustine, FL.
Tower of Ponce de Leon Hotel. St Augustine, FL.Balcony of Ponce de Leon Hotel, first major building in USA of poured concrete. St Augustine, FL.Tower of Ponce de Leon Hotel. St Augustine, FL.Courtyard of Ponce de Leon Hotel. St Augustine, FL.
Dome of Ponce de Leon Hotel. St Augustine, FL.Statue of Henry Flagler railway magnate who built Ponce de Leon Hotel & after whom Flagler College is named. St Augustine, FL.Red archway of Ponce de Leon Hotel entrance. St Augustine, FL.Detail of molded archway of Ponce de Leon Hotel. St Augustine, FL.
Dome of Ponce de Leon Hotel. 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.Red archway of Ponce de Leon Hotel entrance. St Augustine, FL.Detail of molded archway of Ponce de Leon Hotel. St Augustine, FL.
Details using scallop shell motif of entrance of Ponce de Leon Hotel. St Augustine, FL.Carrère & Hastings architect's plaque on Ponce de Leon Hotel. St Augustine, FL.Moorish influence tower of Ponce de Leon Hotel. St Augustine, FL.Top of tower detail of Ponce de Leon Hotel. St Augustine, FL.
Details using scallop shell motif of entrance of Ponce de Leon Hotel. St Augustine, FL.Carrère & Hastings architect's plaque on Ponce de Leon Hotel. St Augustine, FL.Moorish influence tower of Ponce de Leon Hotel. St Augustine, FL.Top of tower detail of Ponce de Leon Hotel. St Augustine, FL.
Spitting frog on fountain in courtyard of Ponce de Leon Hotel. St Augustine, FL.Mythical beast drain spout of Ponce de Leon Hotel. St Augustine, FL.Balcony supports on tower of Ponce de Leon Hotel. St Augustine, FL.Window arches of Ponce de Leon Hotel. St Augustine, FL.
Spitting frog on fountain in courtyard of Ponce de Leon Hotel. St Augustine, FL.Mythical beast drain spout of Ponce de Leon Hotel. St Augustine, FL.Balcony supports on tower of Ponce de Leon Hotel. St Augustine, FL.Window arches of Ponce de Leon Hotel. St Augustine, FL.
Sculpted torch on Ponce de Leon Hotel. St Augustine, FL.Molded ceiling of Ponce de Leon Hotel. St Augustine, FL.Interior of dome in lobby of Ponce de Leon Hotel. St Augustine, FL.Mythical war & peace goddesses on dome mural by Tojetti & George W. Maynard commemorates Ponce de Leon in Ponce de Leon Hotel. St Augustine, FL.
Sculpted torch on Ponce de Leon Hotel. St Augustine, FL.Molded ceiling of Ponce de Leon Hotel. St Augustine, FL.Interior of dome in lobby of Ponce de Leon Hotel. St Augustine, FL.Mythical war & peace goddesses on dome mural by Tojetti & George W. Maynard commemorates Ponce de Leon in Ponce de Leon Hotel. St Augustine, FL.
Mythical war & peace goddesses on dome mural by Tojetti & George W. Maynard commemorates Pamphili de Narvaez in Ponce de Leon Hotel. St Augustine, FL.Mythical war & peace goddesses on dome mural by Tojetti & George W. Maynard commemorates Ferdinand de Soto in Ponce de Leon Hotel. St Augustine, FL.Mythical war & peace goddesses on dome mural by Tojetti & George W. Maynard commemorates Jean Ribault in Ponce de Leon Hotel. St Augustine, FL.Females carved on oak column of Ponce de Leon Hotel. St Augustine, FL.
Mythical war & peace goddesses on dome mural by Tojetti & George W. Maynard commemorates Pamphili de Narvaez in Ponce de Leon Hotel. St Augustine, FL.Mythical war & peace goddesses on dome mural by Tojetti & George W. Maynard commemorates Ferdinand de Soto in Ponce de Leon Hotel. St Augustine, FL.Mythical war & peace goddesses on dome mural by Tojetti & George W. Maynard commemorates Jean Ribault in Ponce de Leon Hotel. St Augustine, FL.Females carved on oak column of Ponce de Leon Hotel. St Augustine, FL.
Fireplace in Ponce de Leon Hotel. St Augustine, FL.Oak niche carved in Ponce de Leon Hotel. St Augustine, FL.Leaded glass window in Ponce de Leon Hotel. St Augustine, FL.
Fireplace in Ponce de Leon Hotel. St Augustine, FL.Oak niche carved in Ponce de Leon Hotel. St Augustine, FL.Leaded glass window in Ponce de Leon Hotel. St Augustine, FL.

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