In 1888, railroad pioneer Henry Flagler built the Hotel Ponce de Leon in St Augustine, his first hotel in a series of luxury resorts along Florida’s east coast.
As the 125th anniversary of the grand hotel approaches, Flagler College, the landmark’s resident since 1968, is hoping to preserve the memories of the former Hotel Ponce de Leon.
If you ever worked or visited the Ponce while it was operating as a hotel or simply have a story to tell about the masterpiece of Spanish Renaissance architecture and the first major poured-in-place concrete building in the United States, Flagler College would like to talk with you.
Flagler College history students will conduct interviews and recordings will be maintained in the college’s archives.
If you are interested in sharing your story, please contact Laura Stevenson Dumas, Director of College Relations at 904-819-6205.
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