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.
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.
Period furnishings and antiques add to the Gilded Age ambience of the inn's ten
rooms, ranging from cozy nooks to ... St. Augustine 32084, and take a step back
into Henry Flagler's Gilded Age in this grand hotel, with its beaded Victorian ...
Author: Sandra Friend
Publisher: The Countryman Press
The most comprehensive guide to the Sunshine State's northwest region Welcome to the quieter side of Florida. The northwest has it all—prime Gulf Coast vacation spots, powdery quartz beaches, unexpected waterfalls, and historic downtown areas across the Panhandle. Florida's history runs deepest here, from prehistoric settlements at Cedar Key and along the Aucilla River to the Spanish colonies at Pensacola and St. Augustine. Sandra Friend and John Keatley show readers the best of their state's natural wonders and historic sights, the seafood restaurants most worth your time, the most unique lodgings, and a beach for everyone, whether you're seeking serenity or a busy social scene. As with every Explorer's Guide, you'll get the latest, most thoroughly researched recommendations for everything from eating, sleeping, exploring, local festivals, transportation options, and much more. Full color photographs bring the destination alive, while color maps and clear, concise directions guide you in your travels. Now in its third edition, this guide is indispensable for any vacationer hoping to enjoy the region to its fullest.
The existence, design, and style of many Florida resorts owe much to the singular
vision of a man named Henry Flagler ... The Flaglers lived on Fifth Avenue and
eased seamlessly into high society life of Gilded Age new York, mixing with the ...
Author: Fritz Gubler
Publisher: Great, Grand & Famous Hotels
This is a book for lovers of remarkable hotels. Whether you are a long-term luxury hotel addict, or just fantasising about a visit to one of the world's great hotels, this book is for you. This book features stories about great, grand and famous hotels sourced from history, legend and the occasional snippet of gossip. Take a peek inside and discover a treasure trove of famous or forgotten anecdotes. See the dramas unfold in lobbies, dining rooms, bars and ballrooms, or behind the closed doors of guest rooms and Presidential Suites. Marvel at those who made these hotels what they are: daring financiers, visionary owners, inventive architects, cutting-edge designers, devoted hoteliers and renowned chefs. Remember the great, grand and famous celebrity guests and meet the new breed of visionaries who are creating the great hotels of the future. Visit historic hotels, including The Ritz, Paris; the Waldorf-Astoria, New York; the Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles; the Savoy, London; the Hassler, Rome; The Peninsula, Hong Kong; Raffles, Singapore; Mena House, Cairo; Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur; Chateau Lake Louise, Alberta; the Cipriani, Danieli and Gritti Palace, Venice; Reid's Palace, Madeira; and the Baur au Lac, Zurich, alongside modern masterpieces such as The Burj al Arab, Icehotel and other futuristic hotels. The book is intended to give the traveller a better understanding of, and greater insight into, the hotels they admire and love. It is also a reference book for the passionate hotel professional and provides knowledge for young hoteliers, helping them to understand the history and the development of their industry. Combining four years of research, assisted by many students in various hotel schools around the world, and with contributions by six travel writers, it is hoped this book will entice more people to seek out the world's great, grand and famous hotels, and to stay in them for an unforgettable experience, not just as a place to spend the night.
From the publishers of The Unofficial Guide® to Walt Disney World® "A Tourist’s Best Friend!" –Chicago Sun-Times "Indispensable" –The New York Times The Top 10 Ways The Unofficial Guide to South Florida including Miami & the Keys Can Help You Have the Perfect Trip: Candid, critical, and useful information on Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade Counties, Southwest Florida, the Florida Keys, and Everglades National Park Helpful hints on getting the best room at the lowest possible rate–on and off the beach Detailed reviews of more than 100 restaurants The inside story on the best beaches: where to swim and sun, where to take it off, where to park, how to avoid crowds, and more A complete guide to the most interesting and exciting sights and attractions in South Florida, plus insider details on Everglades National Park The top diving outfitters, deep-sea fishing charters, where to rent jet skis, snorkel gear, and more Inside advice on the hottest nightlife: flamenco shows, live Latin music, supper clubs, happy hours, and more Where to golf, play tennis, swim, or work out The inside story on shopping–where to get the best for less Proven strategies for enjoying sunny South Florida with your kids Get the unbiased truth on hundreds of hotels, restaurants, attractions, and more in The Unofficial Guide to South Florida including Miami & the Keys–the resource that helps you save money, save time, and make your trip the best it can be.
Gilded Age Dreams for Florida and a New South Canter Brown ... Bahamas, 255
Grady, Henry W., 196 Graham, Thomas, 174 Grand Hotel de Londres (Paris), 131
Grand Masonic Lodge (NYC), 187 Grand Union Hotel (Saratoga Springs), 138, ...
Author: Canter Brown
Publisher: University Alabama Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The first biography of Henry Bradley Plant, the entrepreneur and business magnate considered the father of modern Florida In this landmark biography, Canter Brown Jr. makes evident the extent of Henry Bradley Plant's influences throughout North, Central, and South America as well as his role in the emergence of integrated transportation and a national tourism system. One of the preeminent historians of Florida, Brown brings this important but understudied figure in American history to the foreground. Henry Bradley Plant: Gilded Age Dreams for Florida and a New South carefully examines the complicated years of adventure and activity that marked Plant's existence, from his birth in Connecticut in 1819 to his somewhat mysterious death in New York City in 1899. Brown illuminates Plant's vision and perspectives for the state of Florida and the country as a whole and traces many of his influences back to events from his childhood and early adulthood. The book also elaborates on Plant's controversial Civil War relationships and his utilization of wartime earnings in the postwar era to invest in the bankrupt Southern rail lines. With the success of his businesses such as the Southern Express Company and the Tampa Bay Hotel, Plant transformed Florida into a hub for trade and tourism--traits we still recognize in the Florida of today. This thoroughly researched biography fills important gaps in Florida's social and economic history and sheds light on a historical figure to an extent never previously undertaken or sufficiently appreciated. Both informative and innovative, Brown's volume will be a valuable resource for scholars and general readers interested in Southern history, business history, Civil War-era history, and transportation history.
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.
Author: Harvey H. Jackson IIIPublish On: 2014-02-01
Grand hotels and wooden beach cottages came to define the South's Gilded Age,
and in no southern state did the emergence of the beach resort help transform
the image and economy more than Florida. The future of Florida's resorts pointed
Author: Harvey H. Jackson III
Publisher: UNC Press Books
What southerners do, where they go, and what they expect to accomplish in their spare time, their "leisure," reveals much about their cultural values, class and racial similarities and differences, and historical perspectives. This volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture offers an authoritative and readable reference to the culture of sports and recreation in the American South, surveying the various activities in which southerners engage in their nonwork hours, as well as attitudes surrounding those activities. Seventy-four thematic essays explore activities from the familiar (porch sitting and fairs) to the essential (football and stock car racing) to the unusual (pool checkers and a sport called "fireballing"). In seventy-seven topical entries, contributors profile major sites associated with recreational activities (such as Dollywood, drive-ins, and the Appalachian Trail) and prominent sports figures (including Althea Gibson, Michael Jordan, Mia Hamm, and Hank Aaron). Taken together, the entries provide an engaging look at the ways southerners relax, pass time, celebrate, let loose, and have fun.
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: 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
Reiko Hillyer The New South in the Ancient City : Flagler ' s St . Augustine Hotels
and Sectional Reconciliation Reiko Hillyer is a ... South did not just develop in
cotton mills and coal mines , but in the parlors and piazzas of the South ' s grand
resort hotels . ... in which the Gilded Age hotels of Florida , particularly of St .
Augustine , tapped into nineteenth - century northerners ' fascination with the
Author: Automobile Association of BritainPublish On: 1992
Author: Automobile Association of Britain
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Category: Automobile travel
From Tallahassee to the Keys, with stops at the Space Center and Disney World--all on four wheels! Four-to-six-page itineraries includes distance and driving times to each stop along the route, must-see recommendations, special-interest highlights--historic sites, scenic routes, recommended walks, and children's attractions. Over 35 maps. 100 full-color photographs.
Author: Florida Historical SocietyPublish On: 2003
The Architecture of Leisure : The Florida Resort Hotels of Henry Flagler and
Henry Plant . ... Susan R . Braden ' s The Architecture of Leisure explores how
Flagler and Plant “ brought urban Gilded Age cultural ideas to nineteenth -
century Florida . ... Yet , the Flagler and Plant hotel systems , which helped define
the concept of the “ luxury resort , ” also epitomized modern values of uniformity
and efficiency ...
385 BRADEN , S. R. Florida resort architecture : the hotels of Henry Plant and
Henry Flager . ... Like their ' Gilded Age ' predecessors , these hotels emphasized
service , convenience , and a sense of fantasy , and became destinations in their
own right . ... ( Fort Myers Beach , Pensacola Beach , Dauphin Island , Grand Isle
, Galveston Island , South Padre Island , Tecolutia , and Progreso ) are
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
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 . ,
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 ...
THE SLY FOXES : HENRY FLAGLER , GEORGE MILES , AND FLORIDA ' S
PUBLIC DOMAIN by EDWARD N . Akin CCMY ... 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 ...
~k O The Breakers. Originally built by Henry Flagler in 1895 and rebuilt by his
descendants after a fire in 1 925, this luxury hotel was one of the ... Flagler
Museum. The opulence of Florida's Gilded Age is still apparent at Whitehall, the
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