Projects & Initiatives

Saving St. Augustine’s Architectural Treasures

In 2010-2012, Flagler College and UF collaborated on a grant-funded project to conserve and digitize two important architectural collections held in the Architecture Archives. Conservation and digitization of the Flagler College Hotel Ponce de Leon Architectural Collection and the Memorial Presbyterian Church Architectural Collection was supported in part by a federal Save America’s Treasures grant administered by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The Saving St. Augustine’s Architectural Treasures project conserved and digitized these irreplaceable, earliest architectural drawings of John Carrère and Thomas Hastings. Created in St. Augustine, Florida, for Henry Flagler, the buildings include the Hotel Ponce de Leon (1885-1887), now Ponce de Leon Hall at Flagler College (National Register, 1975), and the Memorial Presbyterian Church (1889-1890) (National Register, 1983). During this two-year project, over 260 drawings were conserved and reproduced digitally and made available online in the UF Digital Collections (UFDC). To learn more about activities undertaken during the project visit:

An example of an architectural drawing from the John Carrère and Thomas Hastings collection.

For further information on Architecture Archives projects and initiatives, please contact: John Nemmers, Archivist in the Department of Special and Area Studies Collections.