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A Terracotta Tower

The steeple tower at Grace Methodist Church.

The steeple tower at Grace Methodist Church.

Henry Flagler needed the land occupied by the Olivet Church to complete construction of his grand hotel complex. He offered land at the corner of Cordova and Carrera Streets and the construction of both a new church and parsonage if the congregation was willing. They were. The new church was designed by Flagler’s architects, Carrere and Hastings, who continued the design elements found in the hotels just down the street. The workmanship displayed in the terracota steeple is a beautiful example of the glory days of the Flagler era.