2019 Fantastic Flagler Visitor, Newcomer & Resident Guide 2019_Fantastic_Flagler__Visitor-Newcomer-Resident- - Page 50

HIS T OR IC SITES TH AT A R E INS TAGR A M WORTH Y ! HISTORIC SITES Sites P PRINCESS PLACE PRESERVE alm Coast and the Flagler Beaches is one of Florida’s most picturesque destinations with its combination of beaches and natural parks and attractions. These top historic insta- worthy locations are sure to have your friends ohhing and awing and don’t forget to use the hashtag #VisitFlagler! T OP L OCATIONS Princess Place Preserve Featuring local materials including tabby block cladding, cedar and palm tree trunk posts and pink coquina, the Adirondack camp-style lodge was constructed in 1887 by Henry Cutting. The complex includes servant’s quarters, a caretaker’s house, tennis courts, stables, bathhouse, pool house and the first in-ground concrete swimming pool in Florida. The Lodge became an entertainment center for many socially prominent Americans, New York families and European royalty. Cutting died in 1892, leaving a widow, Angela Mills Cutting and two small children. Angela later married an exiled Russian prince, Boris Scherbatoff. When Prince Scherbatow died in 1949, the Princess used the lodge as her primary residence. For this reason it became known as the Princess Estate. Flagler County purchased the property in 1993 as a preserve. Bulow Ruins Plantation State Park The Bulow Plantation Ruins stand as a monument to the rise and fall of one of the largest sugar plantations in east Florida. Bulow’s Sugar Mill was constructed of local coquina rock, which was used to build most large structures in the 19th century. 1836 brought a volatile time in the Florida frontier as the Second Seminole War swept away the prosperous Bulow Plantation, the spring house, wells and slave cabins of the former plantation. A scenic walking trail and state park were created amongst the ruins to magnify the historic significance of the area to educate locals, tourists and history buffs alike about the plantation’s history. @ LINDSEYLIVINGNATURALLY Washington Oaks Gardens State Park Part of a Spanish land grant to Bautista Don Juan Ferreira in 1815, this now state park was developed as a plantation by General Joseph Hernandez, an early Florida planter. George Lawrence Washington, related to our first president, married Hernandez’ daughter, Louisa in 1844 . The couple was given the land and developed the plantation, started an orange until 1856. When Louisa died in 1859, George left, but returned in 1886 to live out the remainder of his years. Purchased in 1936 by Mr. and Mrs. Owen D. Young, the gardens, groves and plantings were expanded. After Mr. Young’s death in 1964, Mrs. Young gave the property to the state of Florida. 48    flaglerchamber.org  •  visitflagler.com