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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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After the Ball Is Over, 1893–1895

After the Ball Is Over, 1893–1895

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(p.293) 16 After the Ball Is Over, 1893–1895
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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/9780813049373.003.0016

In 1894 Flagler renovated his St. Augustine hotels, but the opening of his Royal Poinciana Hotel in Palm Beach diverted winter guests away from St. Augustine. Laura Woodward, one the Ponce de Leon's artists, moved her studio to Palm Beach. Harry Harkness Flagler assumed overall supervision of the St. Augustine hotels but after one season broke with his father, and they remained estranged. Charles H. Hoyt, the most popular producer of Broadway musicals, stayed at the Ponce de Leon. At the end of the season veteran manager O. D. Seavey resigned his position. Flagler's wife Ida Alice began showing signs of insanity about this time and soon was institutionalized. Edward and John Bradley opened the Bacchus Club gambling casino in St. Augustine. Later they would move to Palm Beach. George Pullman stayed at the Ponce de Leon. In 1895, golf appeared as a new sport in St. Augustine. William McKinley visited town just as a great fire burned part of the city.

Keywords:   Edward Bradley, Harry Harkness Flagler, Ida Alice Flagler, golf, Charles H. Hoyt, William McKinley, George Pullman, Royal Poinciana, O. D. Seavey, Laura Woodward

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