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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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On to Miami, 1896–1897

On to Miami, 1896–1897

(p.325) 17 On to Miami, 1896–1897
Mr. Flagler's St. Augustine

Thomas Graham

University Press of Florida

Flagler organized his hotel and railroad into an integrated “system” for efficiency. His railroad took the name Florida East Coast Railway. In 1896, St. Augustine opened a bridge to Anastasia Island. In the meantime, Flagler began laying track to Miami and arrived there in 1896, building a hotel that would be called the Royal Palm. In 1897, Flagler opened the Hotel Key West. During this busy period, Flagler donated land for the Ancient City Baptist Church in St. Augustine and also attempted to keep the Army's St. Francis Barracks there open. Ultimately, though, the Army pulled out. Ida Alice Flagler seemed to recover her sanity but then relapsed and was permanently institutionalized. St. Augustine's streets began to be paved with brick. John M. Schofield became a prominent winter resident. Mary Lily Kenan returned to St. Augustine. William Jennings Bryan spoke in St. Augustine and was injured in a fall.

Keywords:   Anastasia Island, Ancient City Baptist Church, William Jennings Bryan, Ida Alice Flagler, Florida East Coast Railway, Hotel Key West, Hotel Royal Palm, Mary Lily Kenan, John M. Schofield, St. Francis Barracks

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