Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Scenic Sunday

Flagler University, St. Augustine Florida.
The college is named for Henry Morrison Flagler, a Gilded Age industrialist, railroad pioneer and partner with John D. Rockefeller in Standard Oil. In 1888, Flagler built the Hotel Ponce de Leon, his first in a series of luxury resorts along Florida’s east coast

The Edison Electric Company powered the building with steam heat and 4,000 electric lights, making the Ponce one of the nation’s first electrified buildings. Louis Comfort Tiffany is credited with the building’s interior design including the stained glass and mosaics.
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9 comments:

Paula Scott said...

So was the Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego!

Rose said...

Indeed it is! But you recovered nicely...I did much the same thing last time around, so excited about the "Q" I had and then discovered we were only on "P" for the week:) Thanks for sharing.

Sylvia K said...

What a terrific shot and, yeah, what the hell? I think it's cool!

Enjoy!

Sylvia

photowannabe said...

Cool shot and you are forgiven...why not post it anyway...

Roger Owen Green said...

You have a couple Hs. Hotel. Henry. No need to apologize. Nice photo to boot!

Rinkly Rimes said...

Obviously your subconscious was giving you H for Henry!

Tumblewords: said...

You are so right - what the hell - this is a fascinating post!

blabozar said...

I thought the H was for "History" lesson!

Gaelyn said...

Sure is an opulent looking building, but what a cool place to go to school. Nice post.