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Guests seated in the courtyard of the Ponce de Leon Hotel circa early 1900s

Our History

Built on a Legacy

Flagler College celebrates almost 60 years of providing a rich, comprehensive liberal arts education in a small, supportive environment. Its heritage, however, extends back more than 130 years. Navigate through our interactive timeline to learn more about the College’s namesake, Henry Flagler, and how a hotel became a college.


Civil War era black and white photo of Henry Flagler wearing a top hat.

Henry Flagler

Who was Henry Flagler?
Wide shot of the front of Flagler College.

Flagler College

From Hotel to College

Flagler College Digital Archives

The Digital Archives consists of Flagler College yearbooks, college catalogs, The Flagler Review magazines, Student Newspapers, and a selection of photographs ranging from the late 19th century to the present. All content is property of Flagler College and may not be used, reproduced, sold or displayed without permission. Please direct any questions or concerns to Jolene DuBray, at

Flagler College Digital Archives