SPEND THE WINTER IN FLORIDA Every Comfort and Pleasure in the World
Famed EAST COAST HOTELS ST . AUGUSTINE ORMOND PALM BEACH MIAMI
, NASSAU REACHED ONLY BY THE FLORIDA EAST COAST RAILWAY .
Author: R. Wayne Ayers
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Florida in the late 1800s was a paradise waiting to be discovered. During this period, two visionary tycoons of the Gilded Age set out on separate ventures that would transform the Sunshine State from America's last frontier into a destination for the rich and famous. The grand hotels that Henry M. Flagler and Henry B. Plant opened at their planned resort sites offered a fantasy stay surrounded by all the accoutrements expected by sophisticated, Gilded Age patrons. Florida's Grand Hotels from the Gilded Age provides a look at these magnificent structures during their glory years, along with the fashionable entertainment and social and recreational pastimes that engaged their gilded guests.
Florida in the late 1800s was a paradise waiting to be discovered.
Author: R. Wayne Ayers
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Florida in the late 1800s was a paradise waiting to be discovered. During this period, two visionary tycoons of the Gilded Age set out on separate ventures that would transform the Sunshine State from America’s last frontier into a destination for the rich and famous. The grand hotels that Henry M. Flagler and Henry B. Plant opened at their planned resort sites offered a fantasy stay surrounded by all the accoutrements expected by sophisticated, Gilded Age patrons. Florida’s Grand Hotels from the Gilded Age provides a look at these magnificent structures during their glory years, along with the fashionable entertainment and social and recreational pastimes that engaged their gilded guests.
This launched Flagler ' s dual investment in rail service and luxury hotels that
ultimately linked St . Augustine , Ormand ... Described by historian William Seale
as “ one of the most fanciful creations of America ' s Gilded Age , ” the hotel ' s ...
Author: Susan Sully
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
Category: House & Home
Florida's architectural history can be traced to the Spanish colonial settlement of St Augustine in the mid-16th century. Casa Florida is an exhuberant, full-colour celebration of the enduring influence of the Spanish design upon Florida's resorts, private houses and gardens.
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Florida and the Golden Age of Silent Filmmaking Shawn C. Bean ... theme in
Jacksonville's history The era of Florida's grand Gilded Age hotels arrived with
the St. James Hotel , built in 1869 along a considerable stretch of Laura Street .
Author: Shawn C. Bean
Jacksonville, Florida was the king of the infant film industry. By 1914, 15 major companies, including Fox and Metro Pictures, had set up shop there. This book uses first-person accounts, filmmaker biographies, newspaper reports, and city and museum archives to present a little-known aspect of film history.
The Poinciana was so successful that Flagler built another great hotel directly
opposite : The Palm Beach Inn . Additions were ... beach as a marvelous
monument to this gilded age ; Donald and Ivana Trump carry on Flagler ' s
tradition for mad extravagance in Mar a ... Flagler also had his eye on Cuba , and
his last great project was extending his railroad across the Florida Keys to Key
West , one of the ...
Author: Catherine Donzel
Publisher: Vendome Press
Shows and describes great hotels in each region of North America and looks at the history of each hotel.
Author: Florida Historical SocietyPublish On: 1979
HENRY FLAGLER , GEORGE MILES , AND FLORIDA'S PUBLIC DOMAIN by
EDWARD N. AKIN * M Y DOMAIN BEGINS at ... In 1885 he began construction of
the Ponce de Leon Hotel which would become the flagship of a chain of luxury hotels along the east coast of Florida . ... For a detailed account of Flagler's Florida ' career , see Edward Nelson Akin , “ Southern Reflection of the Gilded Age : Henry ...
Author: Baroness Elizabeth Wharton Drexel Beresford DeciesPublish On: 1938
... Florentine palaces , 20 Florida , 292 Flying Corps , 240 Fontanges ,
Mademoiselle de , 298 Ford's Grand Opera House ... 50 “ Gilded Age , ” the , 19
Gittard , Daniel , 297 Ghika , Prince , 304 Graham , George , British Ambassador
to Madrid , 247 Grant , General , 249-250 Grant , Hugh J. , 78 , 79 Grand Canal ,
292 Grand Duke Boris of Russia , 132-136 Grand Hotel , 210 Grand Maréchal
des Logis de la ...
Author: Baroness Elizabeth Wharton Drexel Beresford Decies
Author: Fodor's Travel Publications, Inc. StaffPublish On: 2003-08
Originally built by Henry Flagler in 1895 and rebuilt by his descendants after a
1925 fire, this luxury hotel resembling an Italian Renaissance palace helped
launch Florida tourism with its gilded- age opulence, attracting influential, wealthy
Author: Fodor's Travel Publications, Inc. Staff
Provides complete travel information on the cities, small towns, and resorts of Florida with advice on transportation, dining, sightseeing, accommodations, sports, shopping, and other attractions
During this period he was expanding his railroad empire down the coast of Florida and identifying sites for future luxury hotels . He directed the layout of
Palm Beach township , built the Royal Poinciana Hotel , and established Palm
Beach as a winter retreat for the very , very wealthy . ... One example of the
opulence of the Gilded Age can be seen at Whitehall , the Henry Morrison Flagler
Brian . The Palace Inns : A Connoisseur ' s Guide to Historic American Hotels .
New York : Two Continents ... s Magnificent Hotel Ponce de Leon . " V Florida
Historical Quarterly , July 1975 . ... America ' s Gilded Age . Cranbury . N . J . ,
The railroad station and the hotel - utterly interdependent institutions - provided
the Gilded Age with two of its most ... The very names adopted for the hotels —
Royal , Rex , Regina , Grand , Excelsior , or simply Palace - suggest the kind of
bourgeois aspiration they embodied . ... Saratoga Springs , New Jersey ' s Cape
May and Atlantic City , and , slightly later , in Florida at St . Augustine and Palm
Author: Alexis Gregory
Never in history were greater fortunes made and spent than in the Gilded Age, a period of immense prosperity that lasted in Europe from the 1870's through 1914 and in the United States until the Great Crash of 1929.
The Lecture Series provides a detailed look at a fascinating period in America ' s
history known as the Gilded Age . ... of luxury hotels and the Florida East Coast
Railway which helped to establish agriculture and tourism as Florida ' s major ...
For a hundred and forty - two million dollars , he sold his half interest in the Grand
Hyatt Hotel , on Forty - second Street , to the Pritzker family , of Chicago , his
longtime , and long - estranged , partners in the property . Most of the proceeds ...
Author: David Remnick
Category: Business & Economics
In this expanded paperback edition, "The New Yorker's" best writers--including Joan Didion, John Updike, Jonathan Harr, and others--express how our unprecedented bubble economy has changed the ways in which we live today.
Along the east coast of the state from Jacksonville to Sanford , grand hotels
offered northerners a warm place to rest and recreate . Caring for invalids and ...
10 During the Gilded Age , the character of Florida tourism changed . In the post -
Author: Michele Wehrwein Albion
Category: Biography & Autobiography
"Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) was America's most famous and, arguably, most prolific, inventor. But few realize the extent to which he called Florida home. Between 1885 and his death in 1931, Edison and his family wintered in the sleepy Gulf Coast town of Fort Myers, south of Tampa. There, they were the pride of the small town, which eagerly watched to see what magic the Wizard would conjure." "In 1914, Edison, knowing that his comments often made the rounds of the national press, said to a reporter, "There is only one Fort Myers and 90 million people [the U.S. population at the time] are going to find out."" "Edison's presence encouraged Henry Ford to buy the house next door. When the price of rubber soared in the 1920s, Edison's experiments with rubber from local plants paid off for Ford and Harvey Firestone, who together funded his research." "In this biography, Michele Albion has amassed details of the Edisons' years in Fort Myers. Using a wide range of little-known resources, including photographs, manuscripts, maps, and newspaper accounts, she presents a uniquely intimate portrait of the inventor as an influential member of a close-knit community. In doing so, she reveals important facets of Edison's life that are largely unknown or overlooked by biographers who fail to make a distinction between "vacationing" and "wintering" in Florida."--BOOK JACKET.
Filled with practical tips, full and half-day itineraries and loads of personal reccomendations, this indispensable guide to the Sunshine State is ideal for travelers with limited time. Includes a pull-out map of everything from the panhandle to the Keys.
ith a smaller percentage of the population than today traveling far from home
during the Gilded Age , hotels not only were stopping places for out - of - town
visitors , but also were ... The luxury hotels of the Gilded Age were far better than
those being built today . ... The Ponce de Leon St. Augustine , Florida Carrere
and 1127 ...
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