Memorial Presbyterian Church, St. Augustine

Memorial Presbyterian Church, St. Augustine

St. Augustine's distinctive Memorial Presbyterian Church stands at the corner of Sevilla and Valencia Street. The church was built in 1889 by industrialist Henry Morrison Flagler, a founder of Standard Oil. Construction reached completion in 1890, and the church was dedicated in memory of Flagler's daughter. It is notable for being the first Presbyterian church in Florida.

Memorial Presbyterian Church boasts an exquisite Venetian Renaissance architectural design that was influenced by Saint Mark's Basilica in Venice, Italy. It features a decorative white and gold facade plus a magnificent turquoise-colored copper dome topped with an ornate Greek cross. Lush landscaping and palm trees decorate the grounds.

On the south side of the church, steps lead up to a grand entrance featuring a triple-arched portico topped with a rose window. The interior features marble flooring, mahogany pews, and lovely stained glass windows depicting biblical scenes. There is also an Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ.

Connected to the church is the Flagler family mausoleum; here is where Henry Flagler, his wife, daughter, and infant granddaughter are interred. The church currently offers two worship services on Sunday mornings. There are self-guided and docent-led tours every Friday.

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Sight Name: Memorial Presbyterian Church
Sight Location: St. Augustine, USA (See walking tours in St. Augustine)
Sight Type: Religious
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