Flagler Memorial Presbyterian Church, St Augustine, Florida, A Different View
The Memorial Presbyterian Church is a historic church located in St. Augustine, Florida. The church was built in 1889 by business tycoon and St. Augustine benefactor Henry Morrison Flagler and dedicated in honor of his daughter Jennie Louise Benedict, who died following complications from childbirth the same year, hence the word Memorial.
Flagler is famous for building the first railroad from the Florida mainland to Key West. The railroad was destroyed by the Labor Day Hurricane in 1935. There are many buildings and memorials named after Flagler in St Augustine, including Flagler College.
When Flagler died in 1913, he was interred in a marble mausoleum within the church beside his daughter Jennie Louise and her infant Marjorie, as well as his first wife Mary Harkness Flagler.
The church is in the Second Renaissance Revival style and inspired by St Mark's Basilica in Venice. It was built using a new construction technique involving poured concrete mixed with crushed coquina stone. Many of the architectural details were created with terra cotta.
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