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Creation Date

9-7-2009

Historic District

Stetson University Campus Historic District

Description

Stetson Flagler Hall, Deland FL. Flagler Hall was financed by railway magnate Henry M. Flagler. But he required Stetson to keep his $60,000 gift a secret, for fear other institutions would ask him for money. After his death in 1913, the three-story classroom building was renamed in his honor.
Flagler himself dictated its Mediterranean style, which he used for several other projects in St. Augustine and Palm Beach. Flagler Hall was the home of Florida's first law school, which remained there until World War II, when it was temporarily closed. The Stetson University College of Law is now located in St. Petersburg.
Renovated in 1979, thanks to a gift of Flagler's granddaughter, Jean Flagler Matthews, it is in excellent condition.
Contributing Building - Stetson University Campus Historic District - National Register of Historic Places
NRIS 91000244. It was built in ca 1902, designed by architect: William Charles Hays.

Latitude, Longitude

29.03395, -81.303543

Keywords

Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida --Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; College campuses; College buildings; Historic buildings; Stetson University; Flagler Hall; Henry M. Flagler

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