Monthly Archives: July 2014
For a long time, the City Gates were the only entrance to St Augustine. Erected in 1808 the pillars and walls are made of coquina–sea shells and mortar. It is the oldest continuously occupied settlement in North America. St Augustine will celebrate its 450th birthday in 2015 and is seen here in an 1865 photo.
Florida tourism goes back a long ways. Here is the Governor in 1901 doing his part for St Augustine.
St. George St. has been St. Augustine’s main thoroughfare for over 300 years. It runs south from the City Gates and takes you to the heart of the historical district. The photo dates from 1910.
The Central Plaza was laid out in 1598. To the left in the vintage photo below is the Monument of the Spanish Constitution of 1812 erected in 1814. To the right is St Augustine Cathedral-Basilica built in 1793-1797. Note the ladies viewing alligators on display in the pool. Central Plaza is the oldest public park … Continue reading
It figures that the country’s oldest city would have the oldest house. It was constructed of coquina in the early 1700s and is seen here in a 1904 photo.