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The Pink Castle Tour, Lecture, Concert & Book Signing

May 1, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


This unique event provides an opportunity to personally experience one of St. Augustine’s architectural treasures. In a city filled with conspicuous landmark buildings, the “Pink Castle” is one of the most distinctive and eccentric. It was built in 1922, designed by sculptor Charles Adrian Pillars as his own home and studio. Pillars was acknowledged as Florida’s greatest sculptor and is most renowned for his spectacular bronze winged youth rising above a globe in Jacksonville’s Memorial Park. That sculpture is entitled LIFE, which is also the name of a fascinating new biography by Dr. Wayne Wood. The program will be highlighted by a slide-illustrated lecture on Pillars and the Pink Castle by Dr. Wood, the Jacksonville Historical Society’s Historian-at Large, and includes a balcony concert by renowned violist Marcy Jean Brenner, the current owner of the house. Seats are limited to 35; masks required. Click here to register.