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.

Mass Transformation

Flagler College completely renovated the Florida East Coast Railway buildings, transforming them from office use to student residence halls. The trio of 1920s commercial-style buildings were acquired by Flagler College from Florida East Coast Industries, in 2006. In 2012, the buildings were awarded the Preservation Award from Florida Trust for Historic Preservation. Reuse of the FEC buildings as residence halls continues the College’s commitment to the preservation of the historic buildings on campus, and reinforces the connection that Flagler College has with Henry Flagler’s legacy. In 2017, Abare Hall, Flagler’s newest 23 million dollar residential and parking complex, was added to the existing FEC property.