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Preservation award given to Flagler in recognition of its work with the Florida East Coast Railway buildings

Sep 21, 2012
by Staff

This past fall, Flagler College completed the renovation of the Florida East Coast Railway buildings, transforming them from office use to student residence halls.

That work has paid off with a 2012 Florida Trust for Historic Preservation award for Outstanding Achievement.

The trio of 1920s commercial-style buildings were given to Flagler College by FEC through a $7.5 million gift-of-equity as a means to preserve them.

“Flagler College is pleased to be recognized with this Preservation Award from the Florida Trust,” said Flagler College President William T. Abare Jr., Ed.D.  “The College is committed to the preservation of the historic buildings on campus and, simultaneously, providing economically viable uses for them.  Reuse of the FEC Buildings as residence halls fulfills both of those requirements and reinforces the connection that Flagler College has with Henry Flagler’s legacy.”

The former railroad buildings anchor the western edge of downtown St. Augustine at the corner of King and Malaga streets.

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