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 in the country.
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.
Just as Lake Geneva Wisconsin is a smaller version of Newport RI, Oconomowoc WI is a smaller version of Lake Geneva. From the 1870s to the 1930s it drew the wealthy from Milwaukee, Chicago, and St Louis, who built palacial estates, many of which are still standing. The most prominant is Mon Bijou (My Jewel) built in 1879. It is now The Inn at Pine Terrace and is seen here shortly after construction.
Zion Episcopal Church was built in 1889 and is situated on a peninsula that juts out into Lake Fowler. The postcard is from 1895.
The Peck House was built as one building in 1846 with subsequent additions made thereafter. The most interesting of those are the 10 Ionic columns taken from the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago. It was separated into two dwellings in 1923.
Artist Point is on the south rim of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Upper Falls is in view in both pictures. Probably the first white man to visit the site was Jim Bridger in 1846. It is seen here showing Teddy Roosevelt’s famous cousin- FDR- during a 1937 tour.
Located in Upper Geyser Basin, Grotto Geyser erupts about every eight hours to an average height of 10 feet. Durations vary from one hour to as many as 10 hours. The first photo shows tourists in 1898.