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Mr. Flagler's St. Augustine$
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Thomas Graham

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780813049373

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813049373.001.0001

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Electricity, Water, and Final Touches, 1887

Electricity, Water, and Final Touches, 1887

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(p.125) 10 Electricity, Water, and Final Touches, 1887
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Mr. Flagler's St. Augustine
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Thomas Graham

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813049373.003.0010

Flagler equipped his hotel with modern utilities. Thomas Edison provided the electrical plant to provide lighting for the Ponce de Leon. His assistant William J. Hammer installed the equipment and served as electrician during the first season. Flagler drilled deep artesian wells to supply water for the hotel. A yellow fever epidemic in Florida slowed completion of the hotel, when a quarantine cut the town off from the rest of the world. Franklin Smith had difficulty completing his Casa Monica Hotel, while Flagler began work on his second hotel the Alcazar. Grace Methodist Church opened on time.

Keywords:   Alcazar, artesian well, Casa Monica, Thomas Edison, Grace Methodist Church, William J. Hammer, yellow fever

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