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Video Tour: Ponce Hall Towers

Jul 31, 2009

The towers of the old Ponce de Leon Hotel — now Flagler College’s Ponce Hall — are undergoing their first intensive restoration.

Primarily made of terra cotta, the towers are solidly built, according to Roland Ray of Byron & James, Inc, the construction company working on the restoration. But their age — the Ponce was built in 1888 — is catching up to them. The towers have small cracks that worsen during rainy weather, as water causes them to expand.

Byron & James is fixing that problem by repairing cracked areas and recasting them with concrete, in addition to reinforcing the entire structure with steel rods. Work on the roughly $560,000 project began this spring and should wrap up before fall classes begin.

Liz Daube, '05

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Flagler College Magazine is published twice a year and sent to alumni, students, faculty and other members of the Flagler College community. It highlights the people, developments and accomplishments.

The magazine is produced by the college’s Public Information Office, and it has received awards and recognition from the Florida Public Relations Association, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and MarCom.

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