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Author Graham, Thomas, 1943-
Title Mr. Flagler's St. Augustine.
Imprint Gainesville : University Press of Florida, 2014.

Author Graham, Thomas, 1943-
Subject Flagler, Henry Morrison, 1830-1913.
Description 1 online resource (600 pages)
Summary Arguably no man did more to make over a city-or a state-than Henry Morrison Flagler. Almost single-handedly, he transformed the east coast of Florida from a remote frontier into the winter playground of America's elite. Mr. Flagler's St. Augustine tells the story of how one of the wealthiest men in America spared no expense in transforming the country's "Oldest City" into the "Newport of the South." He built railroads into remote areas where men feared to tread and erected palatial hotels on swampland. He funded hospitals and churches and improved streets and parks. The rich and famous flock.
Contents Dr. Anderson of St. Augustine, 1839-1880 -- Visions of the ancient city, 1869-1880 -- The private Henry Morrison Flagler, 1830-1883 -- Coming to Florida, 1883-1885 -- Architects Carrere and Hastings, 1885 -- Remaking the oldest city, 1885 -- First, buy the railroad, 1885-1886 -- Construction of the Ponce de Leon, 1885-1887 -- Transforming St. Augustine, 1887 -- Electricity, water, and final touches, 1887 -- Opening day, 1888 -- Upstairs and downstairs, 1888-1890 -- Memorial Church, 1890 -- Hotel life in paradise, 1891 -- The season in St. Augustine, 1892-1893 -- After the ball is over, 1893-1895 -- On to Miami, 1896-1897 -- Into Caribbean waters, 1897-1899 -- Modern times, 1900-1902 -- The challenge of Key West, 1903-1906 -- Returning to St. Augustine, 1906-1911 -- Final days, 1912-1913.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780813048963
OCLC # 879948903
Additional Format Print version: 9780813049373

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