Heart_and_Soul_of_Florida_RGBHeart and Soul of Florida: Sacred Sites and Historic Architecture

by Elsbeth Gordon

Pubdate: 3/12/13

Florida’s built monuments provide a sweeping visual history of the Sunshine State. Elsbeth Gordon considers landmarks ranging from burial mounds and frontier houses to preserved historic civic buildings like the Capitol, revealing the myriad ways they represent and continue to shape the state’s cultural identity.

Timeout: Central Florida Entertainment Guide calls this new release, “A substantial and well-researched tome stuffed with photos of churches and other notable architectural offerings.”

Flagler Memorial Presbyterian Church, St. Augustine, 1889-90. Carrère and Hastings, architects. Photograph 2009 by the author.
Flagler Memorial Presbyterian Church, St. Augustine, 1889-90. Carrère and Hastings, architects. Photograph 2009 by the author.
Ponce de leon Hotel, now Flagler College, St. Augustine, completed in May 1887, and opened January 1888. St. Johns County. Carrère and Hastings, architects. Photograph 2011 by the author.
Ponce de leon Hotel, now Flagler College, St. Augustine, completed in May 1887, and opened January 1888. St. Johns County. Carrère and Hastings, architects. Photograph 2011 by the author.
Fort Jefferson, Garden Key, Dry Tortugas, begun 1846. Monroe County. Architect: military engineers. Photocopy courtesy of Florida State Archives.
Fort Jefferson, Garden Key, Dry Tortugas, begun 1846. Monroe County. Architect: military engineers. Photocopy courtesy of Florida State Archives.
1797 / 1888 / 1965. Mariano de la Rocque, architect. Photo 2011 by the author.
Cathedral of St. Augustine, 1797 / 1888 / 1965. Mariano de la Rocque, architect. Photo 2011 by the author.
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