The Story Of Flagler College’s First 50 Years Told Through The People, Places And Things That Shaped It

Each of the 50 people, places and things that we selected represent a major milestone in the development of Flagler College. Our selections include the expected and the unexpected, ordinary, everyday objects and the extraordinary people that helped us turn nouns into verbs and change lives. Together, they tell our story. But it is not the complete story. Like all milestones, they indicate how far we have come. They do not measure the thousands of stepping stones, those everyday moments, the hard work and dedication, that got us to those key celebrated moments in our rich history.

Fan Club

In 1902, William Carrier, a junior engineer for a furnace company, invented the air conditioner. Nearly 100 years later, air conditioning was installed in Flagler College’s Ponce Hall. The biggest fans of this cool, new system were the hundreds of students who had depended on the simple, little, room fan for comfort.