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.

Monumental Figure

At the entrance to Flagler College is a memorial to our College’s namesake, Henry Morrison Flagler, the single most pivotal figure in Florida’s development. Flagler’s Florida East Coast Railway gave the statue to the City of St. Augustine, who gifted it to the College in 1971, so it would have a permanent and fitting home. The legendary industrialist’s legacy of business, enterprise, love for the arts, philanthropy and entrepreneurial spirit inspires the College to this day.