Alcazar Hotel, now Lightner Museum, was built in 1889 by Henry Morrison Flagler, the co-founder of Standard Oil Co. The hotel fondly known as "The Castle of Happy Returns" boasted of having grand ballrooms, sulfur baths, massage parlor, a steam room, bowling alley, and the world's largest indoor swimming pool at the time.
After the Great Depression closed Alcazar, it was purchased by Otto Curtis Lightner, editor, and publisher of Hobbies Magazine. Today, you can enjoy Otto's vast collection of decorative and fine arts.
This Spanish Renaissance Revival-style building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.
Look for Casper, our black cat mascot, enjoying the warm sun on the grounds of this colorfully detailed replica. He's the sign of an authentic Cat's Meow..
Handcrafted in Wooster, Ohio, this keepsake is cut from 3/4” thick wood. Buy it for a friend or add it to your Cat’s Meow St. Augustine collection! It sets neatly on a mantle, shelf, or desk. Or perch it on your wainscoting or the trim above your windows or doors