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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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Transforming St. Augustine, 1887

Transforming St. Augustine, 1887

(p.101) 9 Transforming St. Augustine, 1887
Mr. Flagler's St. Augustine

Thomas Graham

University Press of Florida

During 1887 both Flagler and Franklin Smith hurried to complete their hotels. In 1887, a great fire destroyed part of the city, including the Catholic cathedral. Flagler helped finance its reconstruction. James Renwick designed a bell tower to go with the rebuilt church. Bishop John Moore gave Flagler a piece of church land to compensate him for his financial help. Flagler and others attempted to save as much of “old” St. Augustine as possible, their efforts much resembling modern preservation movements. Terra cotta ornamentation went into the Ponce de Leon. Pottier and Stymus furnished the woodwork for the interior. The architect Bernard Maybeck joined the Carrère and Hastings firm while the hotel was being built. Louis C. Tiffany provided stained glass for the building. David Maitland Armstrong may have played a role in creation of the windows. George W. Maynard and Herman Schladermundt painted the murals on the ceilings of the hotel. The landscaping of the grounds was done in cooperation with Nathan Frank Barrett.

Keywords:   David Maitland Armstrong, Nathan Frank Barrett, Catholic cathedral, George W. Maynard, Bishop John Moore, preservation, Pottier and Stymus, Bernard Maybeck, James Renwick, Herman Schladermundt, Terra cotta, Louis C. Tiffany

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